Domain - Asphalt Surfacing

Domain - Asphalt Surfacing

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Level 2

Demonstrate sweeping, placing, compacting, and associated handwork skills for asphalt surfacing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

13518 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify, assess, control, and monitor health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with asphalt handwork operations; prepare surfaces by hand for asphalt paving; place and finish asphalt manually; compact asphalt using hand-operated equipment; and sweep and clean up site.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Level 3

Demonstrate knowledge of operating processes of asphalt production plants
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 20445.

13512 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the different types of asphalt production plants; and describe: the components; the material feed systems; the heating and mixing systems; and the environmental and quality control systems of asphalt production plants.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the compaction of hot mix asphalt
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

13521 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people in the pavement surfacing industry who require an understanding of the practical aspects of asphalt compaction such as asphalt paving machine operators, roller operators, and asphalt construction, and may include asphalt construction supervisors. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of hot mix asphalt compaction equipment and operational hazards; and describe the effective compaction of hot mix asphalt.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the care and operation of an asphalt paving machine
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

20447 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people intending to operate asphalt paving machines, or to plan asphalt paving operations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with operating an asphalt paving machine and describe requirements for their control; describe routine servicing and maintenance of an asphalt paving machine, the setting up of a paving machine for operations; screed operation, and level control systems and their operation; the application of asphalt using a paving machine; the emptying, cleaning, parking, and shutdown of an asphalt paving machine; and the requirements for moving an asphalt paving machine from site to site.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Operate a self-propelled roller for asphalt surfacing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

20448 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of asphalt paving compaction equipment and asphalt paving compaction; identify, control, and monitor health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment of asphalt compaction operations; perform operator servicing and maintenance on a self-propelled roller; prepare for rolling asphalt surfacings; control a self-propelled roller on asphalt construction sites; compact asphalt pavement surfacings; and move a self-propelled roller from site to site.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Level 4

Demonstrate knowledge of hot-mix asphalt design methods and specifications for pavement surfacing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 20446.

13513 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of hot-mix asphalt design methods and the various specifications used.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Carry out acceptance testing for asphalt paving
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

13515 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who design hot mix asphalts. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of aspects of asphalt pavement construction that affect quality; demonstrate knowledge of the compaction of asphalt pavements; and carry out quality assurance and acceptance testing requirements.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the types of hot-mix asphalt used in pavement surfacing
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 21665.

13516 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: the classifications of hot-mix asphalts; the uses of hot-mix asphalt; and the factors involved in the selection of various hot-mix asphalts.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Operate asphalt production plant
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 20444.

1500 Unit Standard 30 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of asphalt mixes; describe the components and processes of asphalt production plants; and operate and maintain an asphalt plant.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Plan and organise construction activities as an asphalt paving supervisor
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 8

1508 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people working, in the pavement surfacing industry, towards recognition of competency in the role of an asphalt paving supervisor. People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify constraints affecting the asphalt paving construction process; confirm asphalt paving work requirements as an asphalt paving supervisor; plan asphalt paving construction operations as an asphalt paving supervisor; programme resources for asphalt paving as an asphalt paving supervisor; confirm personnel, plant, equipment, and materials as an asphalt paving supervisor; plan and organise the control of health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment as an asphalt paving supervisor; and organise job activities, as an asphalt paving supervisor, prior to commencing asphalt paving operations.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of materials used in asphalt paving production and construction
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

1509 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people requiring technical knowledge of asphalt mixes such as asphalt paving supervisors and production plant operators. People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: materials used in asphalt paving mixes; types and properties of asphalt mixes; and tests and sampling procedures for bitumen, aggregates, and asphalt mixes.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of asphalt mix options, pavement pretreatments, and asphalt paving operations requirements
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7

1510 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people requiring technical understanding of the practical aspects of asphalt paving construction. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of asphalt mix options, pavement pretreatment, and preparation requirements; demonstrate knowledge of asphalt paving construction requirements; and explain organisation of asphalt paving operations to meet specifications and operational efficiency.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Perform pre-construction checks and supervise repairs prior to asphalt paving operations
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

1511 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: inspect asphalt paving sites and determine preparatory work requirements; supervise pre-treatments for asphalt paving work; and inspect and record the quantity and quality of the pre-treatments.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Supervise asphalt paving construction activities
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 9

1512 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people working in the pavement surfacing industry, towards recognition of competency in the role of an asphalt paving supervisor. People credited with this unit standard are able to: supervise health, safety, and environmental protection at asphalt paving construction sites; supervise preparations for asphalt paving construction; supervise asphalt paving construction operations; and complete company and contract reporting requirements as an asphalt paving supervisor.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of polymer modifiers in hot mix asphalt production and construction
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

17672 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is designed for people working in the asphalt surfacing industry who require a knowledge of polymer modified binders used in the design of hot mix asphalts. People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe polymer-modified binders used in hot mix asphalt; describe storage and handling procedures for polymer-modified binders; explain the effects on hot mix asphalt production of using polymer-modified binders; and explain procedures for using asphalt containing polymer-modified binders.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Operate bitumen storage and heating equipment at an asphalt plant
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1501.

20443 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of bituminous materials, plant, equipment, and safety measures for their storage, transfer, and use; identify, assess, control, and monitor health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with operating bitumen storage and heating equipment; prevent and deal with water contamination or emulsion in bitumen tanks and equipment; operate bitumen storage and heating plant and equipment; and inspect and maintain bitumen storage and heating plant and equipment.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Operate an asphalt production plant
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1500.

20444 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare an asphalt production plant for operation; identify, assess, control, and monitor health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with operating an asphalt production plant; control, monitor, and maintain an asphalt production plant; operate asphalt transfer, storage, and loadout systems; and maintain product and process quality at an asphalt production plant.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of asphalt production plants
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 13512.

20445 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people who need a technical understanding of how asphalt production plants operate, such as plant operators and asphalt mix designers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate general knowledge of asphalt production plants; describe material handling equipment and processes of an asphalt production plant; describe heating and mixing equipment and processes at an asphalt production plant; describe asphalt transfer, hot storage, and loadout equipment and processes; and demonstrate knowledge of health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with asphalt production plants and describe requirements for their control.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of, and plan work for, asphalt paving construction as a foreperson
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

23611 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, in the pavement surfacing industry, towards recognition of competency in the role of an asphalt paving foreperson. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of construction requirements and foreperson responsibilities for asphalt paving; and plan asphalt paving construction work as an asphalt paving foreperson.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Undertake foreperson duties on asphalt paving construction sites
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

23612 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is for people working, in the pavement surfacing industry, towards recognition of competency in the role of an asphalt paving foreperson. People credited with this unit standard are able, as an asphalt paving foreperson, to: organise job activities for asphalt paving construction sites; prepare for asphalt pavement construction activities; direct asphalt paving construction site safety and environmental protection; direct asphalt pavement construction activities; and monitor and record asphalt paving construction activities.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Level 5

Design hot mix asphalt
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

13514 Unit Standard 25 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard able to: identify hot mix asphalt design objectives; select the aggregate and filler blends; select the binder; identify, assess, control, and monitor health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with hot mix asphalt design; prepare test specimens and carry out test procedures to develop hot mix asphalt designs; determine mix designs and prepare reports; and determine plant settings to achieve a job mix formula.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of polymers in hot-mix asphalt design
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 2 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 21666.

17673 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: evaluate the need for polymer-modified binders in hot-mix asphalts; and describe design methods for using polymer-modified binders in hot-mix asphalts.

Standard-setting body:

Infrastructure ITO - InfraTrain Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of asphalt mix design methods and specifications
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

20446 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: asphalt mix design methods, asphalt specifications, and health and safety hazards and adverse effects on the environment associated with asphalt mix design; and describe requirements for their control.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Demonstrate knowledge of materials and mixes for hot mix asphalt designs
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

21665 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of bituminous materials, additives, aggregates, and fillers used in asphalt paving mixes; and demonstrate detailed knowledge of the types and uses of hot mix asphalt, and the properties and selection of asphalt mixes.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Explain the properties, selection, and effects of polymer-modified binders in hot mix asphalt
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard replaced unit standard 17673.

21666 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is for people in the bitumen industry, such as asphalt mix designers, who require advanced technical knowledge of polymer modified binders. People credited with this unit standard are able to explain: the properties of polymer-modified binders used in hot mix asphalt, their selection, and the effects of using them.

Standard-setting body:

Connexis Infrastructure ITO

Data as at 17 January 2022