Implement a retaining wall project

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 RTF3221A, 'Implement a retaining wall project'.
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 retaining wall project


Requirements of the retaining wall project are clarified with client/supervisor and enterprise guidelines.


Equipment and material resource requirements are identified according to the scope of the construction work and supervisors instructions.


The environmental implications of the proposed work are identified.


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


Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, used, maintained and stored.


Delivery of materials to site is organised according to workplace priorities.


Mark out site for retaining wall


Site bunting is erected and safety signage is placed where appropriate.


Services are determined and located from site plans.


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 construction plans.


Survey benchmarks are established.


Co-ordinate retaining wall construction


Retaining wall components are assembled/installed according to plan.


Appropriate drainage is installed according to plan.


Tools, equipment and machinery are used safely in accordance with enterprise safe operating procedures and OHS requirements.


Check quality of work and clean up site


Quality of finished works is inspected to ensure the standard of the finished project is in accordance with design drawings and specifications.


The work site is cleaned down in an environmentally safe and sensitive manner.


Tools and equipment are cleaned and stored according to enterprise guidelines.

Qualifications and Skillsets

RTF3221A appears in the following qualifications: