Operate a backhoe, front-end loader or excavator

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 SIFCBCR015, 'Operate a backhoe, front-end loader or excavator'.
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 describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan and prepare work.

1.1 Evaluate work activity and determine most productive operating techniques.

1.2 Obtain permits and licences where required.

1.3 Adjust, change and inflate tracks or tyres according to manufacturer guidelines and site conditions.

1.4 Carry out start-up, park, shut-down and communications procedures according to manufacturer guidelines and site specific requirements.

1.5 Check backhoe or loader controls and functions and report faults.

2. Read and interpret site drawings and plans.

2.1 Devise work schedules and methods consistent with work requirements.

2.2 Interpret information written on survey pegs and establish depth and grade to site plans.

2.3 Verify and mark location of services according to plans and drawings.

2.4 Establish features from site drawings or plans.

2.5 Clarify levels on survey pegs.

3. Operate machinery.

3.1 Drive machine according to traffic regulations site plans and operating conditions.

3.2 Select appropriate machines and fit appropriate attachments according to work requirements, soil and rock types, and soil conditions.

3.3 Maintain safe grip and productivity according to operating conditions.

3.4 Strip topsoil according to job specifications.

3.5 Carry out excavation boxing according to job specifications.

3.6 Complete excavations around existing underground services according to work specifications.

3.7 Mix materials according to work specifications.

3.8 Complete backfilling, levelling, spreading and landfilling or landscaping according to work specifications and tolerances.

4. Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials.

4.1 Establish weight of load and select and attach appropriate slings and gear.

4.2 Secure and check slings and attachments.

4.3 Carry out slinging, lifting, carrying and placing of materials according to work specifications, relevant legislation and manufacturer guidelines.

4.4 Handle loads safely and identify and avoid on-site hazards.

4.5 Observe communication protocols to ensure safety of operator and other personnel.

4.6 Position machine according to type of haul vehicle and job specifications.

4.7 Load trucks and wagons according to work requirements.

5. Maintain backhoe, front end loader or excavator.

5.1 Complete routine operational servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks according to manufacturer guidelines.

5.2 Carry out minor maintenance according to manufacturer guidelines.

5.3 Remove and replace worn or defective parts according to manufacturer guidelines.

5.4 Provide support for major vehicle maintenance tasks.

5.5 Record maintenance work.

5.6 Clean and store machine attachments according to manufacturer guidelines.

6. Shut down and clean up.

6.1 Clean, maintain and store tools and equipment according to manufacturer guidelines.

6.2 Dispose of waste material according to relevant legislation.