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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Adjust and level mould and accessories
  2. Position and fit reinforcement and accessories
  3. Top up mould and finish
  4. Rectify routine problems
  5. Control hazards

Range Statement

This field allows for different work environments and conditions that may affect performance. Essential operating conditions that may be present (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) are included.

Regulatory framework

The latest version of all legislation, regulations, industry codes of practice and Australian/international standards, or the version specified by the local regulatory authority, must be used.

Applicable legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice include:

health, safety and environmental (HSE) legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the workplace, equipment and production processes and hazardous materials

Australian/international standards relevant to the materials being used and products being made

any relevant licence and certification requirements.

All operations to which this unit applies are subject to stringent HSE requirements, which may be imposed through state/territory or federal legislation, and these must not be compromised at any time. Where there is an apparent conflict between performance criteria and such requirements the legislative requirements take precedence.


All operations must be performed in accordance with relevant procedures.

Procedures are written, verbal, visual, computer-based or in some other form, and include one or any combination of:

job cards


emergency procedures

work instructions


safe work method statements (SWMS)


batch sheets

temporary instructions

any similar instructions provided for the smooth running of the plant.


Routine problems must be resolved by applying known solutions.

Routine problems are predictable and include one or more of:

matching concrete to specification

incorrect type or position of reinforcement

incorrect type or position of fittings

mould wear/damage

variations in quality/amount/distribution of concrete in mould.

Known solutions are drawn from one or more of:



remembered experience.

Non-routine problems must be reported according to according to relevant procedures.


Hazards must be identified and controlled. Identifying hazards requires consideration of:

heat, smoke, dust, vapours or other atmospheric hazards

weight, shape, volume of materials to be handled

hazardous products and materials

sharp edges, protrusions or obstructions

slippery surfaces, spills or leaks



gases and liquids under pressure


rotational equipment or vibration

plant services (steam, condensate, cooling water, etc)

structural hazards

equipment failures

machinery, equipment and product mass

limited head spaces or overhangs

working at heights

working in restricted or confined spaces

other hazards that might arise.

Performance Evidence

Evidence required to demonstrate competence in this unit must be relevant to and satisfy the requirements of the elements and performance criteria and demonstrate the ability to:

read and interpret job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information

stabilise/level the mould

monitor key variables, including:

types of reinforcement and fittings

placement and securing of reinforcement and fittings

amount and distribution of concrete in mould

product integrity and conformance to specification

make adjustments to meet product quality and production output specifications

top up and cover mould according to work instructions

apply finishing/veneering techniques, including one (1) or more of:



helicopter floating


identify hazards and apply relevant hazard controls

apply safety procedures

apply housekeeping procedures

recognise out-of-specification products, process problems and materials faults

recognise routine and non-routine problems

identify when the operator is able to rectify problems, when assistance is required and who is the appropriate source for assistance

take action to resolve problems or report them to appropriate personnel

distinguish between possible causes of routine problems, including:

variations in materials

wrong materials

mould anomalies

process errors

communicate effectively with team/work group and supervisors

complete workplace records

do basic arithmetical manipulations, including additions, subtractions, divisions, fractions and percentages.

Knowledge Evidence

Must provide evidence that demonstrates knowledge relevant to their job sufficient to operate under routine only supervision and to solve routine problems, including knowledge of:

topping up and finishing process

common veneering techniques, including:



helicopter floating


principles of concrete mixing

hazards from pre-stressed reinforcement

basic physics and chemistry relevant to the equipment/process/materials

role of reinforcement, types of reinforcement and significance of concrete cover

the potential effects of variations in raw materials and equipment operation/processes in relation to quality of product

factors which may affect product quality or production output and appropriate remedies

routine problems, their probable causes and relevant corrective actions

organisation procedures relevant to the work environment/job role

hierarchy of control

hazards that may arise in the job/work environment and:

their possible causes

potential consequences

appropriate risk controls.