What is the purpose of this document?
The Student Pack is the document you, the student, needs to complete to demonstrate competency. This document includes the context and conditions of your assessment, the tasks to be completed by you and an outline of the evidence to be gathered.
The information includes the following:
· Information related to the unit of competency
· Guidelines and instructions to complete each task and activity
· A student evaluation form
Student Evaluation Form
These documents are designed after conducting thorough industry consultation. Students are encouraged to evaluate this document and provide constructive feedback to their training organisation if they feel that this document can be improved.
Link to other unit documents
· The Student Pack is a document for students to complete to demonstrate their competency. This document includes context and conditions of assessment, tasks to be administered to the student, and an outline of the evidence to be gathered from the student.
· The Unit Requirements is a document that contains information related to the unit of competency for the Training Organisation staff and students.
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1. Student and trainer details
2. Qualification and unit of competency
|Unit of competency|
|Name:||Identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies|
3. Assessment Submission Method
|☐ By hand to trainer/assessor ☐ By email to trainer/assessor
☐ Online submission via Learning Management System (LMS)
☐ Any other method _________________________________________________
(Please describe here)
4. Student declaration
|· I have read and understood the information in the Unit Requirements prior to commencing this Student Pack
· I certify that the work submitted for this assessment pack is my own. I have clearly referenced any sources used in my submission. I understand that a false declaration is a form of malpractice;
· I have kept a copy of this Student Pack and all relevant notes, attachments, and reference material that I used in the production of this Student Pack;
· For the purposes of assessment, I give the trainer/assessor permission to:
· Reproduce this assessment and provide a copy to another member of staff; and
· Take steps to authenticate the assessment, including communicating a copy of this assessment to a plagiarism checking service (which may retain a copy of the assessment on its database for future plagiarism checking).
Student signature: ________________________________
5. Assessment Plan
|The student must be assessed as satisfactory in each of the following assessment methods in order to demonstrate competence in a variety of ways.|
|Evidence number/ Task number||Assessment method/ Type of evidence/ Task name||Sufficient evidence recorded/Outcome|
|Assessment task 1||Knowledge Test (KT)||S / NS (First Attempt)
S / NS (Second Attempt)
|Assessment task 2||Skills Test (ST)||S / NS (First Attempt)
S / NS (Second Attempt)
|Assessment task 3||Skills Test (ST)||S / NS (First Attempt)
S / NS (Second Attempt)
|Outcome||C ☐ NYC ☐
6. Completion of the Assessment Plan
|Your trainer is required to fill out the Assessment Plan Outcome records above, when:
· You have completed and submitted all the requirements for the assessment tasks for this cluster or unit of competency.
· Your work has been reviewed and assessed by your trainer/assessor.
· You have been assessed as either satisfactory or unsatisfactory for each assessment task within the unit of competency.
· You have been provided with relevant and detailed feedback.
Every assessment has a “Feedback to Student” section used to record the following information. Your trainer/assessor must also ensure that all sections are filled in appropriately, such as:
· Result of Assessment (satisfactory or unsatisfactory)
· Student name, signature and date
· Assessor name, signature and date
· Relevant and detailed feedback
7. Unit Requirements
You, the student, must read and understand all of the information in the Unit Requirements before completing the Student Pack. If you have any questions regarding the information, see your trainer/assessor for further information and clarification.
Pre-Assessment Checklist: Task 1 – Knowledge Test
|The purpose of this checklist|
|The pre-assessment checklist helps students determine if they are ready for assessment. The trainer/assessor must review the checklist with the student before the student attempts the assessment task. If any items of the checklist are incomplete or not clear to the student, the trainer/assessor must provide relevant information to the student to ensure they understand the requirements of the assessment task. The student must ensure they are ready for the assessment task before undertaking it.|
|Section 1: Information for Students|
|☐ Make sure you have completed the necessary prior learning before attempting this assessment.
☐ Make sure your trainer/assessor clearly explained the assessment process and tasks to be completed.
☐ Make sure you understand what evidence is required to be collected and how.
☐ Make sure you know your rights and the Complaints and Appeal process.
☐ Make sure you discuss any special needs or reasonable adjustments to be considered during the assessment (refer to the Reasonable Adjustments Strategy Matrix – Appendix A and negotiate these with your trainer/assessor).
☐ Make sure that you have access to a computer and the internet (if you prefer to type the answers).
☐ Make sure that you have all the required resources needed to complete this assessment task.
☐ The due date of this assessment task is in accordance with your timetable.
☐ In exceptional (compelling and compassionate) circumstances, an extension to submit an assessment can be granted by the trainer/assessor. Evidence of the compelling and compassionate circumstances must be provided together with your request for an extension to submit your assessment work.
☐ The request for an extension to submit your assessment work must be made before the due date.
|Section 2: Reasonable adjustments|
|I confirm that I have reviewed the Reasonable Adjustments guidelines and criteria as provided in Appendix A and attached relevant evidence as required and select the correct checkbox.
☐ I do require reasonable adjustment
☐ I do not require reasonable adjustment
|Declaration (Student to complete)
☐ I confirm that the purpose and procedure of this assessment task has been clearly explained to me.
☐ I confirm that I have been consulted about any special needs I might have in relation to the assessment process.
☐ I confirm that the criteria used for this assessment has been discussed with me, as have the consequences and possible outcomes of this assessment.
☐ I confirm I have accessed and understand the assessment information as provided in the Training Organisation’s Student Handbook.
☐ I confirm I have been given fair notice of the date, time, venue and/or other arrangements for this assessment.
☐ I confirm that I am ready for assessment.
Student Name: ______________________________________
Student Signature: ___________________________________
Assessment method-based instructions and guidelines: Knowledge Test
· Written Questions
|Instructions provided to the student:
|Assessment task description:
|· This is the first (1) assessment task you must successfully complete to be deemed competent in this unit of competency.
· The Knowledge Test is comprised of three (3) written questions
· You must respond to all questions and submit them to your Trainer/Assessor.
· You must answer all questions to the required level, e.g. provide an answer within the required word limit, to be deemed satisfactory in this task
· You will receive your feedback within two (2) weeks, and you will be notified by your Trainer/Assessor when your results are available.
|· All knowledge tests are untimed and are conducted as open book assessment (this means you can refer to your textbook during the test).
· You must read and respond to all questions.
· You may handwrite/use a computer to answer the questions.
· You must complete the task independently.
· No marks or grades are allocated for this assessment task. The outcome of the task will be Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory.
· As you complete this assessment task, you are predominately demonstrating your written skills and knowledge to your trainer/assessor.
|Resubmissions and reattempts:
|· Where a student’s answers are deemed not satisfactory after the first attempt, a resubmission attempt will be allowed.
· The student may speak to their trainer/assessor if they have any difficulty in completing this task and require reasonable adjustments.
· For more information, please refer to the Training Organisation’s Student Handbook.
|· This assessment task may be completed in:
☐ a classroom
☐ learning management system (i.e. Moodle),
☐ or an independent learning environment.
· Your trainer/assessor will provide you with further information regarding the location for completing this assessment task.
|Instructions for answering the written questions:
|· Complete a written assessment consisting of a series of questions.
· You will be required to answer all the questions correctly.
· Do not start answering questions without understanding what is required. Read the questions carefully and critically analyse them for a few seconds; this will help you to identify what information is needed in the answer.
· Your answers must demonstrate an understanding and application of the relevant concepts and critical thinking.
· Be concise, to the point and write answers within the word-limit given to each question. Do not provide irrelevant information. Remember, quantity is not quality.
· You must write your responses in your own words.
· Use non-discriminatory language. The language used should not devalue, demean, or exclude individuals or groups based on attributes such as gender, disability, culture, race, religion, sexual preference or age. Gender-inclusive language should be used.
· When you quote, paraphrase, summarise or copy information from other sources to write your answers or research your work, always acknowledge the source.
|Purpose of the assessment
|This assessment task is designed to evaluate student’s knowledge essential to identify construction work hazards and select risk control strategies in range of contexts and industry settings and knowledge regarding the following:
· Knowledge of the Australian standards, industry guidelines, National Construction Code requirements, and codes of practice, including the Model Code of Practice for Construction Work when identifying construction site hazards and selecting risk control strategies
· Knowledge of the format and content requirements for JSAs and SWMSs:
· environmental requirements
· public health and safety requirements
· WHS requirements, including safe operating procedures
· safety data sheets (SDS)
· taking into account other work going on near the work area
· common hazards and causes of incidents and near misses on construction sites
· compliance requirements in relation to identified job tasks and work sites
· construction hand and power tools, and equipment relevant to the identified job tasks, and requirements for their safe handling and operation
· Knowledge of the processes for preparing SWMSs for high risk work in the construction industry:
· principles and application of the hierarchy of controls
· purpose and application of SDS when working with different materials
· risk management strategies relevant to identified job tasks specified in the performance evidence
· types of construction methods and materials used in both general hazards and high-risk construction work and risk factors inherent in their use and application
· use and meaning of construction terminology used on construction work sites relevant to identifying site hazards and selecting suitable risk control strategies.
|· This is an individual assessment.
· To ensure your responses are satisfactory, consult a range of learning resources and other information such as handouts, textbooks, learner resources etc.
· To be assessed as Satisfactory in this assessment task, all questions must be answered correctly.
Assessment Task 1: Knowledge Test
Provide your response to each question in the box below.
|Q1:||Answer the following questions: 1.1. What are Australian building standards? 1.2. What are the requirements for compliance and conformance according to National Construction Code (NCC)? 1.3. How can you differentiate between NCC and Australian standards? 1.4. As per the Model Code of Practice for Construction Work, discuss the requirements for complying with an SWMS when identifying construction site hazards and selecting risk control strategies. 1.5. What are the key requirements for selecting risk control strategies as per the WHS regulations?
|Q2:||Answer the following questions regarding format and content requirements for JSAs and SWMSs: 2.1. How can we determine environmental hazards and requirements using Job Safety and Environmental Analysis (JSEA)? 2.2. What are the public health and safety requirements to be considered when developing JSA and SWMS? Write your answer in a single sentence. 2.3. Discuss the WHS requirements, including safe operating procedures. 2.4. Explain the purpose of safety data sheets. What information can you gather from safety data sheets? 2.5. What are the key consideration to be taken into account for other work going on near the work area during the development of SWMS? 2.6. How can you identify potential hazards on the worksite when developing a Job Safety Analysis (JSA)? 2.7. Discuss any three (3) most common causes of incidents and near misses on construction sites. 2.8. What are the compliance requirements for carrying out high-risk construction work on worksites? 2.9. How can we select construction hand and power tools, and equipment relevant to the identified job tasks? 2.10. Disucss the requirements for safe handling and operation of hands and power tools and equipment.
|Q3:||Answer the following questions related to processes for preparing SWMSs for high-risk work in the construction industry:
3.1. Discuss the priniciples and application of hierarchy of controls.
3.2. Explain the purpose and application of SDS when working with different materials.
3.3. Explain the risk management strategies relevant to the following job tasks specified in Assessment task 2 and Assessment task 3 in this assessment task.
a) Load bearing demolition
b) Controlling risks of fall when installing wall frames and roof trusses on-site
3.4. Discuss the types of construction methods and materials used in both general hazards and high-risk construction work.
3.5. What are the risk factors inherent in use and application of the construction methods and materials identified in Questions 3.4? Write your answer.
3.6. Explain the use and meaning of the construction terminology given in column 1 of the table used on construction work sites relevant to identifying site hazards and selecting suitable risk control strategies.
Assessment Results Sheet
Outcome (make sure to tick the correct checkbox):
Satisfactory (S) ☐ or Not Satisfactory (NS) ☐
Date: _______(day)/ _______(month)/ _______(year)
Outcome (please make sure to tick the correct checkbox):
Satisfactory (S) ☐ or Not Satisfactory (NS) ☐
Date: _______(day)/ _______(month)/ _______(year)
|Student Declaration||· I declare that the answers I have provided are my own work. Where I have accessed information from other sources, I have provided references and/or links to my sources.
· I have kept a copy of all relevant notes and reference material that I used as part of my submission.
· I have provided references for all sources where the information is not my own. I understand the consequences of falsifying documentation and plagiarism. I understand how the assessment is structured. I accept that the work I submit may be subject to verification to establish that it is my own.
· I understand that if I disagree with the assessment outcome, I can appeal the assessment process, and either re-submit additional evidence undertake gap training and or have my submission re-assessed.
· All appeal options have been explained to me.
|Trainer/Assessor Declaration||I hold:
☐ Vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered
☐ Current relevant industry skills
☐ Current knowledge and skills in VET, and undertake
☐ Ongoing professional development in VET
I declare that I have conducted an assessment of this student’s submission. The assessment tasks were deemed current, sufficient, valid and reliable. I declare that I have conducted a fair, valid, reliable, and flexible assessment. I have provided feedback to the student.
|Office Use Only||The outcome of this assessment has been entered into the Student Management System
on _________________ (insert date)
by (insert Name) _______________________