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Unit of competency details

RIICCM208A - Carry out basic levelling (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIICCM208D - Carry out basic levelling 13/Nov/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 07/Mar/2011

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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040301 Building Science And Technology  02/Sep/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit covers the carrying out of basic levelling in the civil construction industry. It includes planning and preparing, establishing offsets for civil works, setting up and using levelling device, and cleaning up. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

Application of the Unit

This unit is appropriate for those working in an operational role at worksites within:

  • Civil construction

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Unit Descriptor.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

1. Plan and prepare

1.1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation  relevant to the work activity

1.2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements  from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

1.3. Identify, obtain and implement signage requirements from the project traffic management plan

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

1.5. Check levelling equipment  for serviceability within specified tolerances, and report any faults

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

2. Establish offsets for civil works

2.1. Establish offset and recovery pegs from survey controls to specified plans and drawings to meet project requirements

2.2. Re-establish earthwork and pavement control lines from offsets and/or recovery pegs in accordance with plans, drawings and specifications

2.3. Establish drainage offsets from survey control

3. Set up and use levelling device

3.1. Identify heights  to be transferred/established from project plans or instructions

3.2. Set up and use levelling instruments correctly in accordance with standard operating procedures and manufacturer's guidelines

3.3. Transfer heights from the known to the required

3.4. Document results of levelling procedure  and close them out to organisational requirements

4. Clean up

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

4.2. Clean, check, maintain and store tools and equipment t

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Specific skills are required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes the ability to carry out the following, as required to carry out basic leveling:

  • apply legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures for carrying out basic levelling
  • organise work activities
  • select and use relevant tools and equipment safely
  • identify and report on hazards related to the worksite and work activity
  • communicate effectively to receive and clarify work instructions
  • apply basic mathematical techniques associated with levelling

Required knowledge 

Specific knowledge is required to achieve the Performance Criteria of this unit, particularly for its application in the various circumstances in which this unit may be used. This includes knowledge of the following, as required to carry out basic leveling:

  • basic civil construction processes
  • civil construction plan, symbols and construction terminology
  • levelling device types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations
  • levelling techniques related to essential tasks
  • basic mathematical techniques associated with levelling
  • site and equipment safety requirements
  • site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • project quality requirements
  • civil construction terminology
  • JSAs/safe work method statement

Evidence Guide

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.

Overview of assessment 

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

  • knowledge of the requirements, procedures and instructions for carrying out basic levelling
  • implementation of requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient completion of basic levelling
  • working with others to undertake and complete the basic levelling in a way that meets all of the required outcomes
  • consistent timely completion of basic levelling that safely, effectively and efficiently meets the required outcomes
  • the conduct of a minimum of three different levelling tasks, at least one utilising an automatic level. One of the tasks must include closed traverse utilising either the height of instrument or rise and fall method of reduction
  • the conduct of a two peg test with an automatic level, to confirm instrument meets manufacturer's tolerances
  • the accurate recording of the results of each levelling procedure to organisational requirements

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • This unit must be assessed in the context of the work environment. Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated environment provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of workplace performance, including task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.
  • Assessment of this competency requires typical resources normally used in a resources and infrastructure sector environment. Selection and use of resources for particular worksites may differ due to the site circumstances.
  • The assessment environment should not disadvantage the participant. For example, language, literacy and numeracy demands of assessment should not be greater than those required on the job.
  • Customisation of assessment and delivery environment to sensitively accommodate cultural diversity.
  • Aboriginal people and other people from a non English speaking background may have second language issues.
  • Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities. Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required

Method of assessment 

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

  • written and/or oral assessment of the candidate's required knowledge
  • observed, documented and/or first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • implementation of appropriate requirement, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient achievement of required outcomes
  • consistent achievement of required outcomes
  • first hand testimonial evidence of the candidate's:
  • working with others to undertake and complete the basic levelling

Guidance information for assessment 

Consult the SkillsDMC User Guide for further information on assessment including access and equity issues.

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Relevant compliance documentation  may include:

  • legislative, organisational and site requirements and procedures
  • manufacturer's guidelines and specifications
  • Australian standards
  • Employment and workplace relations legislation
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Disability Discrimination legislation

Safety requirements  may include:

  • OHS requirements in accordance with state or territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety policies and procedures, and project safety plan including: protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of First Aid equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and substances
  • safe operating procedures including recognising and preventing hazards associated with high voltage power lines, uneven/unstable terrain, trees, overhead service lines, bridges, surrounding buildings, obstructions, structures, facilities, dangerous materials, recently filled trenches, other machines, personnel, traffic control, working at heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors and the public
  • safe parking practices including ensuring access ways are clear, equipment/machinery is away from overhangs and refuelling sites, safe distance from excavations, and secured from unauthorised access or movement
  • recognising hazards and risks including uneven/unstable terrain, trees, fires, overhead and underground services, bridges, buildings, excavations, traffic, embankments, cuttings, structures and hazardous materials
  • emergency procedures related to equipment operation including emergency shutdown and stopping, extinguishing equipment fires, organisational First Aid requirements and evacuation

Tools and equipment  may include:

  • levelling devices including:
  • spirit levels
  • laser levels
  • string lines
  • tape measures
  • automatic levels
  • survey pegs
  • levelling staffs
  • plumb bobs
  • optical square
  • inclinometers
  • batter pegs/boards
  • wooded/steel pegs
  • straight edges
  • hammers
  • chalk line

Levelling tasks  may include:

  • transferring levels/heights for formwork
  • earthwork
  • roadwork
  • pipework
  • drainage works
  • positioning offsets
  • recovery pegs

Check levelling equipment  may include:

  • tolerance checks including:
  • two peg test for automatic level
  • reverse readings for spirit level

Environmental protection requirements  may include:

  • organisational/project environmental management plan
  • waste management
  • water quality protection
  • noise
  • vibration
  • dust and clean-up management

Heights  may be indicated by:

  • drawing/sketch
  • verbal or written instructions
  • datum/survey peg
  • chalk or nail mark
  • mark on vertical surface

Levelling procedure  may include:

  • open or closed traverse utilising height of instrument
  • rise and fall methods of reduction

Unit Sector(s)

Civil Works (Common Units)

Competency field

Refer to Unit Sector(s).

Co-requisite units

Not applicable.