Course Title: Install, maintain and repair fencing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2163 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Install, maintain and repair fencing

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the functions required to carry out safe and effective conventional fencing work. Conventional fencing refers to post and wire/wire netting under tension, and can be used for animal control or as a deterrent for people and vehicles. It requires a working knowledge of the uses and structure of a range of fences and fencing materials, equipment and tools. It requires an awareness of workplace safety and environmental practices associated with maintenance activities. The work functions in this standard are likely to be carried out under routine supervision within enterprise guidelines.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC2209A Install, maintain and repair fencing


Carry out fence installation, repair and maintenance

Complete fencing work

Prepare for fencing work

Learning Outcomes

This program is competency based.

Overview of Assessment

The knowledge requirements for this competency standard are listed below:
• Uses and structures of a range of conventional fence types.
• Uses and types of fencing tools and materials.
• Fencing wire, knots, tensions, capabilities and limitations.
• Strainer assembly, gate types and construction.
• Common fencing hazards and safety precautions.
• OHS legislative requirements and Codes of Practice including hazard and risk assessment relevant to the work function.
• Relevant Codes of Practice with regard to protection of the environment.