Safely handle bituminous materials

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver RIICBS203A, 'Safely handle bituminous materials'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

1.2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

1.3. Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.4. Identify, confirm and apply environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan

2. Work safely with bituminous materials

2.1. Identify characteristics and uses of bituminous materials and additives used in surfacing

2.2. Identify hazards associated with working with hot bitumen and implement minimisation strategies

2.3. Adhere to Australian Asphalt Paving Association (AAPA) code of practice for working with Styrene Butadiene Styrene (SBS) modified binders

2.4. Adhere to fire precautions associated with hot bitumen as detailed in Austroads Bitumen Sealing Safety Guide

2.5. Extract and apply information including OHS from materials safety data sheet associated with bituminous materials

2.6. Perform work to the requirements of the organisation's environmental policy and EPA standards

3. Demonstrate First Aid for bitumen burns

3.1. Perform First Aid in the case of a bitumen burn in accordance with Austroads Bitumen Sealing Safety Guide

3.2. Attach 'Bitumen Burn Tag' to victims of burns who are to be treated off site in accordance with Austroads Bitumen Sealing Safety Guide

4. Clean up

4.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

4.2. Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIICBS203A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC20111 - Certificate II in Construction