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Civil Infrastructure

Traffic Management: working safely in building and construction

This DVD is intended to educate the building and construction industry about implementing traffic management plans to minimise the risks to the safety of the public and workers. It offers a range of traffic management activities in both the residential and commercial sectors, with detailed case studies demonstrating the potential hazards and the control measures that are needed. It includes:

  • overview of regulatory requirements and onsite responsibilities
  • understanding of how to select appropriate traffic control measures
  • introduction to strategies for ensuring that risks to the safety of the public and workers are minimised
  • understanding of how to implement a basic traffic management plan

Editorial details

Master Builders Association of Victoria (MABV)
Imprint: East Melbourne, Vic.: Master Builders Association of Victoria, 2006. DVD

Availability

Master Builders’ Association Victoria
Phone: 03 9411 4555

Cost

  • $40 to members
  • $90 non members

Training support for road workers

Computer assisted instruction; Computer; Road construction; Australia; WELL

TAFE NSW Hunter Institute; Road Transport Authority (Australia) (RTA)

Editorial details

Imprint: [Newcastle, NSW]: TAFE NSW, Hunter Institute, [2006]. 8 p.; 35 p. + CD ROM

Availability

National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288
Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia.
Ph: +61 8 8230 8400
Fax: +61 8 8212 3436
Email: voced@ncver.edu.au.
Document delivery service in accordance with Australian copyright laws.

Working safely with hot bitumen

This is a flexible training resource that addresses safety requirements for handling/heating/transporting hot bituminous materials and underpins the achievement of competencies at Certificate II and III level for employees in sprayed sealing, asphalt and pavement maintenance operations. It is particularly aimed at assisting with training employees with poor language and literacy and numeracy skills.

Editorial details

This resource has been developed by the Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA)

Availability

Australian Asphalt Pavement Association (AAPA)
Level 2
5 Wellington Street
Kew VIC 3101.
Phone: (03) 9853 3595.
Email: holtrop@aapa.asn.au

Cost

Purchase price: $200 including postage and handling.

Drilling

Guide to the National Drillers' Licence Examinations (2009 edition)

The Guide to the National Drillers' Licence Examinations 2009 helps applicants for waterwell drilling licences to understand, practice and complete the mandatory examination component of the licence application.

It is Commonwealth copyright, and has been developed with full input from all Australian driller licensing authorised bodies. The Guide will suit both current licence examinations and proposed revised units of competency from DRT03, which reflect one another. The resource is a spiral-bound A4 booklet suitable for dispatch with licence application materials by state licensing bodies and distributor of national licence examinations

The resource was formally endorsed by the National Uniform Driller Licensing Committee on 28 May 2009.

Editorial details

Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee, 2009

Availability

Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Ltd
PO Box 742 LANE COVE
NSW 2066 Australia
Phone: +61 2 9428 3444
Fax: +61 2 9248 3555
Email: info@aditc.com.au
Website: ADITC

Cost

  • $45
  • Free to applicants for waterwell drilling licences

Maths for drilling methods

This CD ROM is a clear, plain English resource designed to help people in the drilling industry manage the maths needed to work effectively using different methods of drilling. The topics and examples reflect real use of maths in real drilling situations. Topics covered include:

  • volume
  • travel time
  • speed and distance
  • fuel consumption
  • depth of hole
  • pressure
  • hook and mast loads
  • drill bit weights and drill string length
  • converting measurements (metric/imperial and both UK and US)
  • density
  • specific gravity
  • cementing and grouting
  • flow rate

Examples, interactive exercises and answers are provided.

Editorial details

Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee (ADITC)

Imprint: Lane Cove, NSW: ADITC, 2006. CD ROM

Availability

Australian Drilling Industry Training Committee Ltd
Contact person: Virginia Hilliard.
Phone: 02 9428 3444

National Centre for Vocational Education Research
PO Box 8288 Station Arcade
Adelaide SA 5000
Australia.
Ph: +61 8 8230 8400
Fax: +61 8 8212 3436
Email: voced@ncver.edu.au.
Document delivery service in accordance with Australian copyright laws.

Cost

Purchase price: $47

Mining

Securing the ground: a training video for underground mine workers

This WELL funded training video and the accompanying language support materials in the worksheet handbook focus on the Geomechanics risk management of working in underground mines. The video provides an overview to the concepts of ground control within the cycle of underground mining with a holistic perspective of securing the ground in the mining area. The video/ DVD addresses:

  • The mining cycle and identifying potential rock fall hazards
  • Scaling manual and mechanised
  • Reinforcement and support of mine walls.

The training guide provides trainers with ideas and worksheets for introducing and revising the vocabulary particular to the safety aspects of working in mines for miners who come from language backgrounds other than English. It shows how to use the video and worksheets in tandem to both introduce and revise the concepts. Worksheets include collaborative tasks, vocabulary work, grammar, crosswords, prediction and writing tasks.

Editorial details

Author: Nedin, Paul; Potvin, Yves; Pearson, Geoff.
Imprint: Nedlands, WA: Australian Centre for Geomechanics, 2001. 52 p. (Trainer's guide); 1 video/ DVD (37 min)

Availability

Australian Centre for Geomechanics
Australian Centre for Geomechanics
PO Box 3296 - Broadway
NEDLANDS, WA 6009
AUSTRALIA
Ph: (+61 8) 6488 3300
Fax: (+61 8) 6488 1130
Email: info-acg@uwa.edu.au

Cost

Purchase price: $660

$20.00 per module for 12 months access.

Working in the Resources Industry

This resource is an online interactive training program designed to improve employment prospects for migrant jobseekers looking to enter the resources industry. WITRI is a free-to-access resource for learners looking to learn more about the industry, before seeking employment or embarking on further study. This training program has been designed to address the needs of skilled migrants looking to be employed in the industry.

Editorial details

ETRAIN Consulting

Resource Availability

ETRAIN Consulting
602 / 147 Pirie St
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8121 5605
Website: e-train