Conduct civil construction excavator operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 RIIMPO320A, 'Conduct civil construction excavator operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to excavator operations tasks

1.2. Obtain, confirm and apply work instructions to the allotted task

1.3. Obtain, confirm and apply safety requirements to the allotted task

1.4. Obtain, identify and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan

1.5. Select plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks that are consistent with the requirements of the job, check them for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

1.6. Identity, confirm and apply environmental protection requirements from the project environmental management plan, to the allotted task

2. Conduct machine preoperational checks

2.1. Carry out pre-start, start-up, park and shutdown procedures

2.2. Check excavator controls and functions, including implements or other attachments, brakes and manoeuvrability for serviceability and report or rectify any faults

3. Operate excavator

3.1. Identity site hazards associated with excavator operations and use safe operating techniques to minimise risk

3.2. Identify and apply operating techniques for excavator to achieve optimum output in accordance with design specifications while achieving specified tolerances

3.3. Operate excavator to work instructions

4. Lift, carry and place materials

4.1. Conduct communication practices associated with transportation and lifting of materials

4.2. Establish weight of load

4.3. Select, attach and use slings and lifting gear in accordance with safe working load requirements

4.4. Position machinery ensuring stability and locate to effectively shift materials according to job specifications

4.5. Shift load safely and effectively

4.6. Move load in accordance with conventional hand and audible signals

5. Select, remove and fit attachments

5.1. Select attachment for the task

5.2. Remove and fit attachment according

5.3. Test attachment to ensure correct fitting and operation

5.4. Use attachment in accordance with recommendations and design limits

5.5. Remove, clean and store attachments in designated location

6. Relocate the excavator

6.1. Move excavator safely between worksites, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements

6.2. Prepare excavator for relocation

7. Carry out machine operator maintenance

7.1. Safely park-up, shutdown and prepare the machine for maintenance

7.2. Conduct inspection and fault finding

7.3. Remove and replace defective parts safely and effectively

7.4. Carry out regular programmed maintenance tasks

8. Clean up

8.1. Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials in accordance with project environmental management plan

8.2. Clean, check, maintain and store plant, tools and equipment

Qualifications and Skillsets

RIIMPO320A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition
  • CPC30411 - Certificate III in Demolition
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • TLI21310 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
  • TLI21310 - Certificate II in Rail Infrastructure
  • RII30809 - Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations