Unit of competency details

RIICSG405D - Carry out inspections of civil structures (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIICSG405A - Carry out inspections of civil structures 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIICSG405E - Carry out inspections of civil structures 24/Jan/2021

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

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030901 Construction Engineering  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030901 Construction Engineering  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Not applicable.


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to carry out inspections of civil structures in Civil Construction.

This unit is appropriate for those working in supervisory or technical roles.

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

Unit Sector

Civil construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare tasks

1.1 Access, interpret and apply civil structure inspection documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, interpret and clarify the work instruction

1.3 Ensure a job plan, is available which makes best use of the available resources, meets the task requirements and ensures safe, effective and efficient conduct of the tasks

2. Implement job plan

2.1 Confirm necessary resources are available

2.2 Ensure clear, concise and timely instructions are communicated verbally or in writing to others

3. Oversee the execution of tasks

3.1 Monitor civil structures inspection task performance

3.2 Implement adjustments to inspection processes or job plan if required to ensure required outcomes are achieved

3.3 Established program for plant, equipment and tool maintenance is carried out and written records are kept

4. Report on the execution of tasks

4.1 Complete and submit written reports as required

4.2 Recommend changes to improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness

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

RIICSG405A Carry out inspections of civil structures 


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 legislation, documentation, policies and procedures
  • implements appropriate procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient inspections of civil structures including:
  • calculate quantities for the execution of tasks including:
  • volumes
  • grades
  • percentages
  • areas
  • resource consumption figures, including required supply rates
  • interpret civil concrete structures construction materials properties and test results
  • works effectively with others to plan, prepare and conduct inspections of civil structures including:
  • provides clear and timely instruction and supervision using a range of communication techniques to those supervising other inspecting civil structures including:
  • prepares for and conducts briefings, toolbox and site meeting
  • maintains clear and legible written records and the reporting systems including:
  • preparing and presenting job reports
  • preparing and maintaining of log books and diaries
  • demonstrates consistent, timely inspection of civil structure that safely, effectively and efficiently meet all of the required outcomes on a minimum of one (1) occasion including:
  • provides evidence of the consistent inspection of civil structures including:
  • interpreting project contract specification requirements
  • applying procedures to problem solve
  • making decisions for activity
  • carrying out continuous improvement in meeting task outcomes

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge in carrying out inspections of civil structures through:

  • organisational, client and site operational requirements
  • relationship between various areas of civil works
  • team leadership techniques
  • works planning techniques
  • civil structures inspection monitoring methods
  • engineering survey principles
  • materials quality and delivery requirements and procedures
  • mentoring techniques
  • estimating principles
  • civil works construction sequencing
  • civil structures inspection and related activities’ terminology
  • set out requirements and procedures
  • works planning techniques
  • monitoring 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,
  • an assessor must demonstrate the skills and knowledge of this unit through five (5) years’ work experience in the Industry sector; and,
  • where the assessor does not have current experience a co-assessment or partnership arrangement needs to exist between the qualified assessor and an Industry technical expert/ subject matter expert. The Industry technical expert/subject matter expert must hold the unit being assessed and be currently working in the sector with a minimum of two (2) years’ of current work experience.


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