AHCMOM209 Conduct dozer operations (Release 2)

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for, carry out and shut down dozer operations in an agricultural environment.
The unit applies to individuals who conduct dozer operations to undertake routine work under general supervision with limited autonomy and accountability.
Vehicle must be operated according to relevant state/territory licensing authority vehicle licence requirements and regulations.
No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Machinery operation and maintenance (MOM)

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit. There must be evidence that the individual has prepared for, carried out and shut down dozer operations at least once and has demonstrated the following:

  • identified hazards and implemented safe operating procedures for dozer operations
  • carried out dozer pre-operational checks for safe dozer operation
  • driven and operated a dozer safely including modifying operating technique to meet changing work conditions
  • carried out dozer shut down procedures including securing and storage of dozer
  • minimised environmental impacts associated with dozer operation
  • followed workplace health and safety procedures while undertaking pre-operational checks, operational and shut down procedures for the dozer
  • followed industry and workplace biosecurity procedures
  • completed required documentation for loader use.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • hazards and risks associated with dozer operations
  • dozer and site safety requirements
  • dozer components, controls, features, technical capabilities and limitations
  • dozer operation and maintenance manual
  • duty of care to self, others and the environment
  • relevant legislation with regard to dozer operation and licensing requirements
  • environmental impacts relevant to the operation of dozers
  • workplace procedures applicable to health and safety in the workplace requirements to operate dozer safely
  • industry and workplace biosecurity procedures.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • a workplace setting or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • individual must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • individual must not be taking any medication (prescribed or otherwise) that may impair judgement
  • individual must not be in a fatigued state when operating the machinery
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • dozers
  • safety equipment and personal protective equipment applicable to the task being undertaken
  • specifications:
  • dozer operation and maintenance manuals
  • industry and workplace biosecurity procedures applicable to dozer operation
  • legislation relevant to dozer operation and licensing requirements
  • timeframes:
  • according to the job requirements.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

AHCMOM209A Conduct dozer operations (Additional – CAT D5K Dozer Operation Manual)
AHCMOM209A Conduct dozer operations (Answers)
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