Unit of competency details

RIIMPO323D - Conduct civil construction dozer operations (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIMPO323A - Conduct civil construction dozer operations 13/Nov/2013
Is superseded by and equivalent to RIIMPO323E - Conduct civil construction dozer operationsMinor updates to reflect changes to operator maintenance and relocation activities, and assessment conditions for attachments. 10/Dec/2018

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 4) 07/Dec/2014
(View details for release 3) 26/Mar/2014
2 (this release) 29/Jan/2014
(View details for release 1) 14/Nov/2013

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SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030717 Plant And Machine Operations  02/May/2014 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Numbering for performance criteria of element 1 was incorrect.


This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to conduct civil construction dozer operations in Civil construction.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

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.

Unit Sector

Civil construction

Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Plan and prepare for dozer operations

1.1 Access, interpret and apply dozer operations documentation and ensure the work activity is compliant

1.2 Obtain, read, interpret, clarify and confirm work instructions

1.3 Identify and address risks, hazards and environmental issues and implement control measures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment appropriate for work activities

1.5 Identify, obtain and implement traffic management signage requirements

1.6 Select, and check for faults, tools, equipment and/or attachments for work activities

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures, and be prepared for fire/accident/emergency

2. Operate dozer

2.1 Carry out pre-start, start-up, park, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

2.2 Coordinate activities with others at the site prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity

2.3 Continually monitor hazards and risks , and ensure safety of self, other personnel, plant and equipment

2.4 Drive and operate dozer , and modify the operating technique to meet changing work conditions

2.5 Complete work plan within the operating capacity of the equipment

2.6 Act on or report monitoring systems and alarms

3. Select, remove and fit attachments

3.1 Select attachment for the task

3.2 Remove and fit attachment

3.3 Test attachment and ensure correct fitting and operation

3.4 Use attachment in accordance with recommendations and design limits

3.5 Remove, clean and store attachments in designated location

4. Relocate the dozer

4.1 Prepare dozer for relocation

4.2 Move dozer safely between worksites, observing relevant codes and traffic management requirements

4.3 Load and unload machine from float/trailer

5. Carry out machine operator maintenance

5.1 Prepare machine for maintenance

5.2 Conduct inspection and fault finding

5.3 Carry out scheduled maintenance tasks

5.4 Process written maintenance records

6. Conduct housekeeping activities

6.1 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle materials

6.2 Clean and maintain condition of equipment, ensure suitability for use, and address/report issues

6.3 Process records

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

RIIMPO323A Conduct civil construction dozer operations


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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 conduct dozer operations including:
  • conducting prestart checks prior to commencing operations and shutdown procedures on completion of operations
  • carrying out vehicle refuelling requirements and procedures
  • driving and operating the equipment to site conditions
  • applying safe work practices and identifying and reporting all potential hazards, risks and environmental issues
  • applying problem solving and troubleshooting techniques
  • applying leveling techniques
  • selecting and using the required tools and equipment
  • working safely around other machines and personnel
  • safely parking and securing of equipment
  • applying methods of changing machine attachments
  • works effectively with others to undertake and complete the conduct dozer operations that meet all of the required outcomes including:
  • using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others
  • maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures
  • organising work activities to meet all task requirements
  • communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions
  • demonstrates consistent timely completion of conduct dozer operations that safely, effectively and efficiently meet the required outcomes on a minimum of three (3) occasions including:
  • completion of operations to specification in a minimum of two (2) different soil types on three (3) occasions including:
  • stripping/spreading topsoil and materials
  • cut and fill
  • battering
  • stockpiling
  • bulk excavation
  • cutting drains
  • benching
  • backfilling
  • site clean-up on
  • fitting and removal of a minimum of three (3) attachments selected from the following:
  • stick rakes
  • root rakes
  • push blade
  • angle blade
  • bull blade
  • power angle tilt blade
  • rippers, winch
  • tree pusher
  • cable plough
  • stump plough
  • power control unit
  • cable drum

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of conducting civil construction dozer operations through:

  • identifying, interpreting ground conditions
  • communicating and performing isolation procedures
  • identifying equipment processes, technical capability and limitations
  • being prepared for fire/accident/emergency
  • identifying signs of operator fatigue and how it should be managed identifying
  • interpreting drawings and sketches
  • identifying site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities
  • using civil construction terminology
  • complying with project quality requirements
  • applying basic principles of soil technology and soil compaction for civil works
  • using basic earthworks calculations
  • using civil construction activity sequences of road construction, earthworks and drainage
  • using methods for calculating safe working loads
  • applying operational, maintenance and basic diagnostics
  • completing housekeeping activities

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.


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