|Action:||Referred to Civil Construction Training Package Working Party|
20/12/2010 - Greg Heironymus
The AQF level of a unit of competency is determined in relation to the distinguishing features as defined in the Australian Qualifications Framework Implementation Handbook. The handbook can be viewed at: http://www.aqf.edu.au/Portals/0/Documents/Handbook/AQF_Handbook_07.pdf This issue has been referred to the Civil Construction Training Package Working Party.
17/12/2010 - Greg Heironymus
a couple of major concerns with this. Firstly this should be a level 3 unit. This is the only unit involved with shoring, so the most skilled person on the job was still being supervised when deemed competent. who was supervising the candidate, another level 2 person. the skills and knowledge places it in the level 3 area. secondly and the most important, how can this possibly be taught to a level that would be considered safe, looking at the performance criteria which includes erecting, positioning, checking and releasing jacks, taught in only 8