Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 19577
National Code RII32109
Training Package RII09 - Resources and Infrastructure Industry
Program area Agrifood Skills DMC Forestworks  
Duration (nominal hours) 940
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Course overview

Course Description

This course is for people wanting to enter or currently employed in the
civil construction industry. It reflects the role of a skilled operator
working in timber bridge construction and maintenance who applies a broad
range of skills in a varied work context, using some discretion and
judgement and relevant theoretical knowledge.
You will learn to perform operational procedures used in the industry and
to observe statutory/legal compliance requirements. By completing the
course you will develop a range of skills in areas such as small plant and
equipment, hand and power tools, basic levelling, confined spaces, and
working with super and sub structure members.
You will be assessed in a work environment or a simulated environment as
specified in the Resources and Infrastructure Training Package. You will be
advised of the requirements relating to accessing a workplace(s) and
relevant WHS safety requirements at enrolment.

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements
RII32109 Certificate III in Timber Bridge Construction and Maintenance
within the Resources and Infrstructure Training Package (RII09). The rules
Training Package are as follows.
The following table provides the packaging rules for this qualification,
followed by the list of relevant units of competency.
Successful completion of twenty eight (28) units of competency made up of:
twenty three (23) mandatory units, and
five (5) elective units of which:
at least four (4) must come from the electives listed below including at
least two (2) at Certificate III level
up to one (1) unit may come from Certificate II, Certificate III or
Certificate IV level from this, or any other Training Package.
Units chosen must be relevant to the job function.
Care must be taken to ensure that all prerequisites specified within
imported units, or units chosen as electives, are complied with.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
Group 1 - Mandatory Units
ALL units must be completed
Group 2 - Elective Units - Certificate III level
At least two (2) Units must be completed
Group 3 - Elective Units
Up to three (3) units may be completed
In total, five (5) elective units must be completed
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
a lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 5 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIIBEF201A Plan and organise work 20
RIICCM201A Carry out measurements and calculations 35
RIICCM202A Identify, locate and protect underground services 20
RIICCM203A Read and interpret plans and specifications 30
RIICCM205A Carry out manual excavation 30
RIICCM206A Support plant operations 30
RIICCM207A Spread and compact materials manually 10
RIICCM208A Carry out basic levelling 40
RIICCM210A Install trench support 30
RIICOM201A Communicate in the workplace 20
RIICTB201A Maintain timber bridges 60
RIICTB301A Undertake visual inspection 60
RIICTB302A Install temporary support members 40
RIICTB304A Install or replace sub-structure members 50
RIICTB305A Install or replace super-structure members 50
RIICTB306A Splice and connect timber members 40
RIIOHS201A Work safely and follow OHS policies and procedures 25
RIIOHS202A Enter and work in confined spaces 35
RIIOHS205A Control traffic with stop-slow bat 10
RIISAM201A Handle resources and infrastructure materials and safely dispose of non toxic materials 40
RIISAM203A Use hand and power tools 20
RIISAM204A Operate small plant and equipment 20
RIIWMG203A Drain and dewater civil construction site 25
At least 2 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
RIICBM304A Operate a bridge inspection unit 60
RIICBM307A Construct formwork and false work on concrete bridges 100
RIICCM301A Construct and dismantle fences and gates 30
RIICFW304A Conduct pile driving operations 40
RIICFW306A Direct pile driving operations 40
RIICTB303A Erect a temporary modular support system (bailey) on an existing bridge 50
RIICTB307A Assemble a temporary modular bridge 50
RIICTB308A Install or replace truss members 40
RIICTB309A Construct, maintain and remove coffer dams 60
RIICTB310A Construct specialised timber deck systems 60
RIIHAN302A Conduct intermediate scaffolding operations 40
RIIOHS302A Implement traffic management plan 25
Group 3 OTHERS
No more than 3 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
FPICOT2221B Trim and cross cut felled trees 40
RIICCM209A Carry out concrete work 50
RIICTB202A Apply bridge durability treatment 40
RIICTB203A Produce drawings and sketches 25
RIIHAN208A Perform dogging 30
RIIHAN211A Conduct basic scaffolding operations 40
RIIRIS201A Conduct local risk control 25
RIISAM205A Cut, weld and bend materials 20
SITXENV001A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 25

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification RII32109 Certiificate III in Timber Bridge
Construction and Maintenance (TAFE NSW course 19577), learners
are required to complete 28 units of competency, comprising:
-  23 compulsory units from Group 1
-  5 elective units including:
-  At least 2 elective units from Group 2
-  Up to 3 units from Group 3

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