Lay paving

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 RTF2208A, 'Lay paving'.
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


Plan and prepare for paving work


Required workplace information is interpreted and confirmed with supervisor.


Tools and equipment are prepared and used according to supervisors instructions.


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


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


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


Set out and prepare paving area


The area to be paved is marked out according to the site plan.


The marked out area is checked with the supervisor for compliance with the site plan and OHS requirements, and adjusted where necessary.


The reduced levels of the proposed paving area are calculated and pegged from the survey benchmark using the rise and fall method in a closed level run.


Undertake ground preparation


The area is excavated to shape, depth and dimensions to sub base level according to minimal industry standards.


The sub base is trimmed to the designated level and falls to ensure that the final level of paving can be achieved.


Drainage systems are constructed as necessary according to the site plan.


Base material is placed and compacted to the required finished level according to minimal industry standards.


Lay bedding material


Bedding material is spread loosely over the area to ensure the designated bedding depth can be attained according to minimal industry standards.


Screed rails are established to ensure the bedding course is maintained.


Bedding material is levelled to the designated level and falls and in accordance with minimal industry standards.


Lay pavers to a given pattern


Grid string lines are set to required levels to ensure the designated pattern of the project is attained, and to maintain straight lines of components.


Pavers are set out to the required dimensions and pattern according to the site plan.


Whole pavers are laid and compacted to the established finish level.


Pavers are marked, cut and fitted to accurately fill gaps in the pattern within tolerances nominated within the site plan.


Permanent edge constraints are installed to prevent movement of pavers.


Clean site and store tools and equipment


Paving is swept thoroughly to produce a clean and flat surface free of debris.


Sand is spread evenly of the paved area and compacted to the finished level.


Soil and waste material from the site is disposed of or recycled to ensure minimal impact on the environment.


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

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF2208A 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