Course Title: Set out conservation earthworks

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4185 Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)

Course Title: Set out conservation earthworks

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of setting out of conservation earthworks on rural lands. Conservation earthworks are low engineering standard structures which require specialised pegging/marking techniques to ensure construction can be completed to design specifications and dimensions. It requires the ability to interpret plans and specifications, relate plan to site, and peg the project. Setting out conservation earthworks requires a knowledge of different types of survey equipment and staffs, civil engineering and survey techniques, levels and levelling, earthmoving principles, principles of native topsoil conservation, interpretation of plans, and general and technical specifications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTD4205A Set out conservation earthworks


1. Interpret plans and specifications.

2. Relate plan to site.

3. Peg project.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.