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Unit of competency details

RIICAR301D - Rehabilitate exploration site (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICAR301A - Rehabilitate exploration site 13/Nov/2013

Release Status:
Replaced
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 2) 07/Dec/2014
1 (this release) 14/Nov/2013


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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050999 Environmental Studies, N.e.c.  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 050999 Environmental Studies, N.e.c.  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.

Application

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to rehabilitate exploration sites in Drilling and Metalliferous mining.

This unit it appropriate for those in operational or technical specialist roles

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

Unit Sector

  • Drilling
  • Metalliferous mining

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for site rehabilitation

1.1 Access, interpret and apply exploration site rehabilitation documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Access, read, interpret and apply the rehabilitation plan and Environmental Work Procedures (EWP)

1.3 Identify, address and report potential hazards and risks

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for the work activity

1.5 Obtain map of area and identify location of sites to be rehabilitated

1.6 Establish communication system and protocols

1.7 Carry out rehabilitation plant and equipment pre-start checks

2. Rehabilitate exploration site

2.1 Assess and address hydrocarbon spills at drill site

2.2 Ensure saline or contaminated water sumps are completely dry

2.3 Identify and address waste materials according to rehabilitation plan and Environmental Work Procedures (EWP)

2.4 Operate plant and machinery to scarify all cleared areas

2.5 Retrieve cleared vegetation and return to rehabilitated site

2.6 Remove and dispose of all rubbish

2.7 Re-vegetate area, if required

2.8 Record rehabilitation details

2.9 Inspect rehabilitated site for compliance

3. Cap drill holes

3.1 Excavate hole collar to suitable depth

3.2 Pour excess drill chips into drill hole

3.3 Select and insert hole plug firmly into hole opening/collar, and ensure water ingress and future erosion is prevented

3.4 Backfill excavated soil onto plug and compact firmly, allowing for subsidence and run off

3.5 Peg hole site and mark with ID number

4. Rehabilitate access tracks

4.1 Remove all windrows

4.2 Scarify tracks

4.3 Retrieve cleared vegetation and restore to access track

4.4 Block or disguise the entrance to the track

Foundation Skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit. Further information is available in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Companion Volume.

Unit Mapping Information

RIICAR301A Rehabilitate exploration site

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Not applicable.

Performance Evidence

Evidence is required to be collected that demonstrates a candidate’s competency in this unit. Evidence must be relevant to the roles within this sector’s work operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria of this unit and include evidence that the candidate:

  • locates and applies relevant documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of exploration site rehabilitation including:
  • selecting and using the required tools and equipment
  • correctly following rehabilitation procedures
  • identifying and applying hole-capping methods
  • demonstrates consistent and timely exploration site rehabilitation that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes on a minimum of three (3) separate occasions including:
  • correctly interpreting a rehabilitation plan and Environmental Work Procedures
  • marking the location of sites to be rehabilitated on a map of the area
  • completing plant and equipment pre-start checks
  • identifying, recording and reporting hazards and risks
  • completing rehabilitation operations

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge in rehabilitating exploration sites through:

  • relevant state or territory regulations
  • rehabilitation principles and practices
  • environmental work procedures
  • types and operational characteristics of plant/equipment used in rehabilitation operations
  • re-vegetation methods and types
  • hole-capping methods

Assessment Conditions

  • An assessor of this unit must satisfy the requirements of the NVR/AQTF or their successors; and Industry regulations for certification and licensing; and,
  • this unit must be assessed in the context of this sector’s work environment; and,
  • this unit must be assessed using Resources and Infrastructure Industry sector specific policies, procedures, processes and operational manuals; and,
  • assessor requirements differ between sectors as follows:
  • when assessing this unit in the context of the Drilling sector:
  • an assessor must demonstrate the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence as outlined in this Unit of Competency, and through five (5) years of work in the Industry sector; or,
  • where a co-assessment or partnership arrangement exists between a qualified assessor and an Industry technical expert, the Industry technical expert can hold the unit being assessed, and/or demonstrate equivalency of skills and knowledge at the unit level. An Industry technical expert must also demonstrate a minimum of three (3) years of continuous work in the Industry sector, with the preceding one (1) year in the unit they are co-assessing; or,
  • when assessing this unit in the context of the Metalliferous Mining sector:
  • an assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through five (5) years of current and continuous work with the Industry sector and must hold the TAE Assessor Skill Set or equivalent.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=88a61002-9a21-4386-aaf8-69c76e675272