Course Title: Supervise on-site implementation of conservation earthworks

Part A: Course Overview

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

Course Title: Supervise on-site implementation of conservation earthworks

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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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 implementation of conservation earthworks and erosion and sediment control plans on rural lands and construction sites, and includes the supervision of work teams, earthmoving operators and contractors. It requires the ability to plan and direct efficient implementation of earthworks, and measure and monitor job specifications. Supervising on-site implementation of conservation earthworks requires a knowledge of erosion and sediment control standards and principles, native topsoil protection and rehabilitation principles, appropriate supervision techniques, relevant legislation, earthmoving and machine operation principles, engagement of subcontractors/equipment, skills and expected outcomes, work sequence knowledge, and quality assurance systems, processes and practices.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTD4207A Supervise on-site implementation of conservation earthworks


1. Plan efficient implementation of works.

2. Direct implementation of planned works.

3. Monitor job specifications.

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.