Install drainage systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 RTE3603A, 'Install drainage systems'.
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

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for drainage system installation activities


The construction site for the drainage system and construction method is identified according to the site and drainage system plans and enterprise work procedures.


Materials, tools, equipment and machinery are selected according to drainage system design requirements and enterprise work procedures.


Pre-operational and safety checks are carried out on tools, equipment and machinery according to manufacturers specifications and enterprise work procedures.


OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed, controls implemented and reported to the supervisor.


Suitable safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) are selected, used and maintained.


Co-ordinate installation work


Enterprise work team, contractors and design consultants are identified and work tasks are co-ordinated in a sequential, timely and effective manner in consultation with the supervisor.


Installation of the drainage system is undertaken according to OHS requirements and with due consideration of the environmental implications and relevant legislation and regulations.


A clean and safe work area is maintained throughout and on completion of work.


Prepare the site for installation of drainage system


Symbols and terminology are interpreted to ensure the concept of the drainage system plan is clearly understood according to industry practice.


Layout of services is identified, depths checked against the site or drainage system plan and discrepancies are reported to the supervisor and the relevant authority.


Survey, measurement and marking out of the site and confirmation of soil characteristics relevant to the planned drainage system are completed according to plan specifications and enterprise work procedures.


Undertake installation of drainage system


Excavations are completed without damage to services, facilities, features and established plants according to plan specifications and enterprise work procedures.


The drainage system is installed according to the drainage system plan and enterprise work procedures.


The drainage system is tested for configuration, flow rates and capacity consistent with the drainage system plan and according to enterprise work procedures.


The supervisor is consulted and remedial action is taken when the drainage system operation does not meet the plan specifications.


Complete installation of drainage system


Earthworks are finished off to the plan specifications and enterprise work procedures.


The site is restored and waste material is removed from the site and disposed of in an environmentally aware and safe manner according to enterprise work procedures.


Tools, equipment and machinery are cleaned, maintained and stored according to enterprise work procedures.


Work outcomes are recorded or reported to the supervisor according to enterprise work procedures.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTE3603A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIF30208 - Certificate III in Gravedigging, Grounds and Maintenance