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Produce drawings and sketches

Unit Descriptor This unit covers the production of drawings and sketches in the civil construction industry. It includes collating information for drawings, creating simple sketches, orthographic drawings and sectional views, and developing specifications. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

1 . Collate information for drawings

  1. Access, interpret and apply compliance documentation relevant to the work activity

  2. Obtain and confirm safety requirements from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, and apply to the allotted task

  3. Identify and adhere to quality requirements of the organisational operations

  4. Select tools and equipment to carry out tasks consistent with the requirements of the job, check for serviceability and rectify or report any faults

  5. Select drawing type from a range of drawings to suit job requirements

  6. Identify key features , site dimensions and orientation , structures, services and features for inclusion in drawings

2 . Create simple sketches, orthographic drawings and sectional views

  1. Select drawing medium to suit job requirements

  2. Prepare simple two dimensional drawings and sketches using standard drawing conventions

  3. Prepare simple three dimensional drawings and sketches using standard drawing conventions

  4. Prepare sectional details of simple structural elements and elevations using standard drawing conventions

  5. Include common symbols and abbreviations using correct format and conventions

  6. Prepare title panels to enable verification that drawing used is the latest version

3 . Develop specifications

  1. Identify purpose of specifications as they relate to bridge drawings

  2. Identify elements as suitable for use in specifications

  3. Draft specification for a bridge project using correct format and conventions

Key CompetencyExamples of ApplicationPerformance
How can information be collected, analysed and organised?
How are ideas and information communicated within this competency?
How are activities planned and organised?
How are problem solving skills applied?
How are mathematical ideas and techniques used?
How is use of technology applied?
How is team work used within this competency?

Range Statement

Relevant compliance documentation may include:

Safety requirements may include :

Drawings may include:

Key features may include:

Orientation may include:

Services may include:

Drawing medium may include:

Specifications may include:

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

The evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit must be relevant to worksite operations and satisfy all of the requirements of the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge and the range statement of this unit and include evidence of the following:

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Method of assessment

This unit may be assessed in a holistic way with other units of competency. The assessment strategy for this unit must verify required knowledge and skill and practical application using more than one of the following assessment methods:

Guidance information for assessment

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