Establish positions of underground utilities using locating devices

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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver NWP330B, 'Establish positions of underground utilities using locating devices'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1Plan and prepare for locating services.

1.1 Determine work site boundaries and task requirements from plans, specifications and instructions.

1.2 Use available information sources for the location of underground services and consider the presence of undocumented services.

1.3 Select and check appropriate pipe and cable locating equipment.

1.4 Assess hazards associated with underground services and plan preventive measures.

2Operate pipe and cable locating equipment.

2.1 Mark work site boundaries and set up work-site according to organisational and statutory requirements.

2.2 Operate pipe and cable locating equipment according to manufacturer's specifications and guidelines.

2.3 Interpret spurious signals or interference with pipe and cable locating equipment and make appropriate compensation.

2.4 Identify and remedy malfunctions of locating instruments.

2.5 Mark the approximate location of services on the surface of the work site according to organisational and statutory requirements.

2.6 Obtain confirmation of services' locations prior to excavation, according to organisational and statutory requirements.

3Maintain locating equipment.

3.1 Perform daily maintenance of equipment according to organisational and manufacturer's requirements.

3.2 Record maintenance details in a logbook according to organisational and manufacturer's requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

NWP330B appears in the following qualifications:

  • NWP30107 - Certificate III in Water Operations