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Unit of competency details

RIIVEH307F - Operate a heavy rigid vehicle (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIVEH307E - Operate heavy rigid vehicle 22/Sep/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 23/Mar/2022
(View details for release 1) 23/Sep/2020


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 030515 Automotive Vehicle Operations  23/Sep/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0.

Release 2

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 8.0.

Minor update of unit of competency. Amendments made to wording of knowledge evidence to better reflect intent.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to operate a heavy rigid vehicle in the resources and infrastructure industries.

It applies to those working in supervisory and technical specialist roles. They generally work under minimal supervision to undertake a broad range of skilled applications in varied work contexts, using some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Licensing, legislative and certification requirements may apply to this unit and can vary between states, territories and industry sectors. Users must check requirements with relevant body before applying the unit.

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Plan and prepare for heavy rigid vehicle operations

1.1 Obtain, interpret and confirm work requirements

1.2 Access, interpret and apply documentation required to operate a heavy rigid vehicle

1.3 Access, read, interpret and apply available information about site conditions required to complete the allocated work in accordance with site procedures

1.4 Prepare vehicle written records and carry out log-on procedures

2. Operate heavy rigid vehicle

2.1 Determine coordination activities with others prior to commencement of, and during, the work activity

2.2 Carry out prestart, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures

2.3 Attach ancillary attachments to the heavy rigid vehicle according to manufacturer specifications

2.4 Operate heavy rigid vehicle with and without ancillary attachments according to manufacturer specifications

2.5 Manage engine power, ensure efficiency of vehicle movement, minimise strain to the engine and drive line according to manufacturer specifications

2.6 Recognise and respond to hazardous and emergency situations

2.7 Complete work activity within the operating capacity of the heavy rigid vehicle

3. Carry out operator maintenance

3.1 Carry out visual and physical equipment inspections and fault finding according to workplace procedures

3.2 Carry out routine operational maintenance, servicing, lubrication and housekeeping tasks according to workplace

3.3 Carry out schedule of minor maintenance according to workplace procedures

3.4 Provide operator support during preparation for, and conduct of, major maintenance tasks

3.5 Process written maintenance records according to workplace procedures

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

S KILL 

DESCRIPTION 

Reading

  • Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation and regulations

Self-management

  • Monitors and minimises own exposure to worksite risks and hazards during activities

Unit Mapping Information

Supersedes and is equivalent to RIIVEH307E Operate heavy rigid vehicle.

Links

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

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 5.0.

Release 2

This version first released with RII Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Package Version 8.0.

Minor update of unit of competency. Amendments made to wording of knowledge evidence to better reflect intent.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • operate a heavy rigid vehicle on at least two occasions, including:
  • organising work activities to comply with site standards
  • carrying out log-on, prestart, start-up, park-up and shutdown procedures
  • operating, steering, manoeuvring and positioning heavy rigid vehicle, attachments and ancillary equipment
  • carrying out inspections and identifying faults
  • conducting operational maintenance including servicing, lubrication and cleaning
  • processing written records.

During the above, the candidate must:

  • locate and apply relevant legislation, documentation, policies and procedures and confirm that the work activity is compliant
  • implement the requirements, procedures and techniques for operating a heavy rigid vehicle
  • work effectively with others to operate a heavy rigid vehicle in a way that meets all required outcomes
  • communicate clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions and to determine coordination requirements prior to commencing and during work activities.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • key legislation required to operate a heavy rigid vehicle
  • key policies, procedures and documentation required to operate a heavy rigid vehicle, including those relating to:
  • problem solving skills to haulage operations issues
  • equipment relative to working environment
  • recording, reporting and handover procedures
  • start up and shutdown procedures
  • technical information, including manufacture manuals related to heavy rigid vehicles/trailers, and their operations
  • operating vehicles within specifications and limitations
  • faults in vehicles and ancillary equipment
  • principles and techniques for identifying relevant hazards and emergencies
  • techniques for coordinating and communicating job activities with others.

Assessment Conditions

Mandatory conditions for assessment of this unit are stipulated below. The assessment must:

  • include access to:
  • personal protective equipment
  • equipment related to operating a heavy rigid vehicle
  • relevant documentation
  • be conducted in a safe environment; and,
  • be assessed in the context of this sector's work environment; and,
  • be assessed in compliance with relevant legislation/regulation and using policies, procedures and processes directly related to the industry sector for which it is being assessed; and,
  • confirm consistent performance can be applied in a range of relevant workplace circumstances.

Where personal safety or environmental damage are limiting factors, assessment may occur in a simulated work environment* provided it is realistic and sufficiently rigorous to cover all aspects of this sector’s workplace performance, including environment, task skills, task management skills, contingency management skills and job role environment skills.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must be able to clearly demonstrate current and relevant industry knowledge and experience to satisfy the mandatory regulatory standards as set out in the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/Australian Quality Training Framework mandatory requirements for assessors current at the time of assessment and any relevant licensing and certification requirements. This includes:

  • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
  • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
  • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
  • formal relevant qualifications in training and assessment
  • having knowledge of and/or experience using the latest techniques and processes
  • possessing the required level of RII training product knowledge
  • having an understanding and knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to the industry and to employment and workplaces
  • demonstrating the performance evidence, and knowledge evidence outlined in this unit of competency, and
  • the minimum years of current** work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below in an industry sector relevant to the outcomes of the unit.

It is also acceptable for the appropriately qualified assessor to work with an industry expert to conduct assessment together and for the industry expert to be involved in the assessment judgement. The industry expert must have current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided. This means the industry subject matter expert must demonstrate skills and knowledge from the minimum years of current work experience after competency has been obtained as specified below, including time spent in roles related to the unit being assessed:

Industry sector 

AQF indicator level*** 

Required assessor or industry subject matter expert experience 

Drilling, Metalliferous Mining, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying) and Civil Infrastructure

1

1 year

2

2 years

Drilling, Coal Mining, Extractive (Quarrying), Metalliferous Mining and Civil Infrastructure

3-6

3 years

Other sectors

Where this unit is being assessed outside of the resources and infrastructure sectors assessor and/or industry subject matter expert experience should be in-line with industry standards for the sector in which it is being assessed and where no industry standard is specified should comply with any relevant regulation.

*Guidance on simulated environments has been stipulated in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide located on VETNet.

**Assessors can demonstrate current work experience through employment within industry in a role relevant to the outcomes of the unit; or, for external assessors this can be demonstrated through exposure to industry by conducting a minimum number of site assessments as determined by the relevant industry sector, across various locations.

*** While a unit of competency does not have an AQF level, where a unit is being delivered outside of a qualification the first numeric character in the unit code should be considered as the AQF indicator level for assessment purposes.

Links

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