Unit of competency details

AHCINF202 - Install, maintain and repair farm fencing (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to AHCINF202A - Install, maintain and repair fencingThis unit is equivalent to AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing. 26/Jun/2016


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040399 Building, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040399 Building, N.e.c.  14/Oct/2016 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install, maintain and repair farm fencing.

All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety legislation and codes, manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices

This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil.

Unit Sector

Infrastructure (INF)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element

Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Prepare for fencing work

1.1 Confirm work instructions with supervisor

1.2 Identify hazards and report to supervisor

1.3 Select tools and equipment appropriate to meet job requirements

1.3 Carry out routine pre-operational checks of tools

1.4 Identify faulty or unsafe tools and segregate for repair or replacement

1.5 Select and fit appropriate personal protective equipment

1.6 Arrange transport of fencing materials, tools and equipment to worksite

2. Undertake fence installation

2.1 Install and secure posts and stays

2.2 String and tension wire

2.3 Attach wire netting or other fencing materials

2.4 Position and attach gates and check for their correct operation

3. Maintain and repair fencing

3.1 Identify faults or structural damage and carry out necessary repairs

3.2 Dismantle fences and recover re-useable materials

3.3 Identify and report further maintenance or repair works

3.4 Pack for reuse, or dispose of, used fencing material

4. Complete fencing work

4.1 Clear and tidy work area and dispose of all non re-useable materials in an environmentally responsible manner

4.2 Clean and store tools, personal protective equipment and re-useable materials

4.3 Complete workplace records

Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Range of Conditions

Unit Mapping Information

This unit is equivalent to AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release Number

TP Version

Comments

1

AHCv1.0

Initial release

Performance Evidence

The candidate must be assessed on their ability to integrate and apply the performance requirements of this unit in a workplace setting. Performance must be demonstrated consistently over time and in a suitable range of contexts.

The candidate must provide evidence that they can:

  • identify hazards and following safe work practices
  • select the appropriate materials and tools
  • assess the fencing site for environmental impacts of the fence
  • install fence posts and stays erect fences, tension fencing wire and netting, install gates and components
  • undertake repairs
  • record work activities
  • clean up the fencing site and remove and dispose of, or recycle, waste
  • use hand tools and powered fencing machinery in a safe, efficient and controlled manner

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • designs and purpose of a range of conventional fencing
  • wire types, knots, tensions applications and limitations
  • common hazards involved in fencing installation, maintenance and repair
  • uses and types of fencing tools and equipment
  • fencing materials manufacturers specifications and guidelines
  • relevant work health and safety and environmental legislation, codes of practice and enterprise procedures

Assessment Conditions

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessors must satisfy current standards for RTOs.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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