^

 
 

Unit of competency details

FWPCOT3202 - Navigate in remote or trackless areas (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to FPICOT3202B - Navigate in remote or trackless areas 12/May/2016

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 21/Feb/2018
(View details for release 1) 13/May/2016


Qualifications that include this unit

CodeSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Qualifications that include this unit by the Title columnRelease
AHC31716 - Certificate III in Natural Area RestorationCertificate III in Natural Area Restoration
AHC33616 - Certificate III in Pest ManagementCertificate III in Pest Management1-2 
AHC30318 - Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest ManagementCertificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management
AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementCertificate III in Conservation and Land Management1-3 
FWP30116 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and ManagementCertificate III in Forest Growing and Management1-2 
FWP30216 - Certificate III in Harvesting and HaulageCertificate III in Harvesting and Haulage1-2 
AHC41716 - Certificate IV in Pest ManagementCertificate IV in Pest Management1-4 
FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and ProcessingCertificate III in Sawmilling and Processing1-3 
Items per page 10 | 20 | 50 | 100
Displaying items 1 - 8 of 8

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050501 Forestry Studies  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050501 Forestry Studies  14/Oct/2016 
The content being displayed has been produced by a third party, while all attempts have been made to make this content as accessible as possible it cannot be guaranteed. If you are encountering issues following the content on this page please consider downloading the content in its original form

Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 2.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to navigate in untracked, remote areas in situations where difficult environmental conditions and poor visibility are likely to occur. The unit includes interpretation and use of maps and other navigation aids.

The unit applies to a Forestry Worker, Plantation Worker, Forest Harvester, Harvesting Technical Forestry Technician, Tree Planter, Mobile Equipment Operator and Arboriculture Technician.

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

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Forest Growing and Management

Harvesting and Haulage

Sawmilling and Processing

Elements and Performance Criteria

Element 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance Criteria 

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for navigation

1.1 Identify and gather information and relevant factors and check with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Select suitable maps, equipment and navigation aids and check for accuracy, currency and operational effectiveness.

1.3 Detect and correct faults or errors in maps and equipment.

1.4 Establish communication with others in line with WHS and organisational requirements

2. Plan the route

2.1 Plan route in line with work instructions and WHS requirements.

2.2 Examine maps to identify relevant symbols, information, navigation data and environmental requirements.

2.3 Calculate accurate grid and magnetic bearings using maps and equipment in line with assignment instructions.

2.4 Plan emergency exit routes and contingencies to combat other risks.

3. Conduct navigation

3.1 Undertake navigation in line with planned route and schedule.

3.2 Orientate maps are correctly to surroundings in line with planned route.

3.3 Use equipment and navigation aids in line with manufacturer recommendations.

3.4 Navigate alternative routes to bypass obstacles and improve efficiency of course.

3.5 Minimise impact on the environment as a result of navigation.

3.6 Record and report navigation activities.

Foundation Skills

This section describes those core and employment skills that are essential to performance and are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Numeracy skills to:

  • interpret scales, symbols, grid references, distance and data included on maps and navigation equipment
  • estimate travel time and distances
  • locate own position on a map.

Planning and organising skills to:

  • estimate resource and equipment requirements
  • effectively bypass obstacles.

Problem solving skills to:

  • identify and solve problems with equipment and navigation route.

Range of Conditions

Not Applicable

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

FWPCOT3202 Navigate in remote or trackless areas Release 2

FWPCOT3202 Navigate in remote or trackless areas Release 1

Minor typographical errors corrected

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0d96fe23-5747-4c01-9d6f-3509ff8d3d47

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 3.0.

Release 1

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 2.0.

Performance Evidence

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit.  If a specific volume or frequency is not stated below, then evidence must be provided that the following requirements have been performed on at least one occasion:

  • follow organisational policies and procedures for navigating in a remote or trackless area
  • select, interpret, and use maps and other written and diagrammatic information for navigation
  • use maps, compass and navigation aids to plan routes and navigate in remote or trackless area which must be either:
  • standard magnetic compass using latitude/longitude and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) coordinate systems
  • global positioning system (GPS)
  • cadastral maps (maps that show the boundaries and ownership of land parcels)
  • topographic maps
  • general maps
  • plan and conduct an efficient navigation, effectively bypassing obstacles within designated timeframes
  • maintain navigation tools and equipment
  • establish and maintain effective communication with appropriate personnel as required
  • record navigation activities.

Knowledge Evidence

A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices for navigating in a remote or trackless area
  • environmental protection requirements, including the safe disposal of waste material and returning the environment to its original or near to original condition on completion of activity
  • organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for navigating in remote or trackless areas
  • factors that may affect navigation, including:
  • types of terrain and gradient
  • weather conditions
  • obstacles
  • distance
  • estimated travelling time
  • availability of resources, including water, rest stops, camp sites
  • access and exit routes
  • use and features of various maps, images and charts including:
  • cadastral and topographic maps
  • charts
  • guide books
  • photographs and other digital imagery
  • sketches
  • diagrams
  • representation of topographic features on maps and plans, including:
  • grid lines and numbers
  • contour lines
  • magnetic variation
  • scale
  • map legend
  • local features
  • markers and beacons
  • water depth
  • common scales and reference information used on maps and plans
  • features and uses of environmental navigation aids:
  • survey markers
  • track markers and beacons
  • signs
  • arrows
  • natural landmarks and reference points
  • purpose, features and operation of navigation equipment, and procedures for their safe use and maintenance, including
  • global positioning system (GPS) device
  • magnetic compass, including adjustment for local magnetic variation
  • locator beacons
  • personal protective equipment and clothing
  • techniques for estimating distance travelled within a particular activity context
  • established communication modes, methods and protocols
  • procedures for recording and reporting workplace information.

Assessment Conditions

The following resources must be made available:

  • site to navigate
  • navigation equipment
  • work order, workplace requirements and site standards for navigating in remote or trackless areas.
  • communication devices.

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

Assessor requirements 

Assessors must:

  • hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and
  • be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and
  • be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0d96fe23-5747-4c01-9d6f-3509ff8d3d47