Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 RTF2204A, 'Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Plan and prepare work


Work instructions relating to constructing the retaining wall are interpreted and confirmed with the supervisor.


Services are located according to site and construction plans.


Tools and equipment are prepared and used according to the supervisor's instructions.


The quantity and quality of materials are checked to ensure they conform to the requirements of the job.


Manual handling and other OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed and reported to the supervisor.


Personal protective clothing and equipment is selected, used and maintained.


Mark out site for retaining wall


The position of the retaining wall is marked out according to site and construction plans.


The location and depth of excavations are determined from site and construction plans.


Profiles are established to conform to the tolerances designated by the supervisor and/or site and construction plans.


Survey benchmarks are established.


Prepare footings according to industry standards


Foundations for the retaining wall are excavated to depth and dimensions according industry standards.


Soil and waste material are removed and stockpiled to ensure a safe working area.


Reinforcing and/or steps in the excavated site are located and positioned according to industry standards.


Pegs or levels are positioned to maintain even depth and horizontal plane to the top of footings.


Footings are placed, consolidated and finished to determined levels, to ensure coverage of reinforcement as necessary and according to industry standards.


Prepare and install retaining wall components


Components for installation are prepared and laid out.


Components to be cut are marked out to length and/or shape and cut accurately to the requirements of profiles already established.


Drainage media is installed according to supervisors instructions.


Base layer of retaining wall is constructed to a point above the top of the drainage media and weep holes are formed where indicated.


Fill material is back-filled and compacted behind base of retaining wall.


Retaining wall components are constructed to dimensions, profiles and levels as outlined in the specified site and construction plans and/or according to supervisors instructions.


Capping to top of retaining wall is set to specified levels with a tolerance appropriate to the style of capping.


Clean up site and store tools and equipment


Soil and waste material from the site is disposed of or recycled to minimise damage to the environment.


Unused construction materials are stored and stacked for future re-use according to supervisors instructions.


All tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to supervisors instructions.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF2204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIT31209 - Certificate III in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT40809 - Certificate IV in Holiday Parks and Resorts
  • SIT50409 - Diploma of Holiday Parks and Resorts