NZQA registered unit standard 28721 version 1 Page 1 of 3

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NZQA registered unit standard
28721 version 1
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Title
Perform civil engineering laboratory concrete tests
Level
4
Credits
16
Purpose
People credited with this unit standard are able to: perform civil
engineering laboratory concrete tests; and calculate and report
results of civil engineering laboratory concrete tests.
Classification
Infrastructure Civil Engineering > Infrastructure Laboratory
Available grade
Achieved
Explanatory notes
1
Applicable legislation, regulations, rules, standards and codes include but are not
limited to: the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992; Health and Safety in
Employment Regulations 1995; Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act
1996 and their associated regulations and subsequent amendments;
ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and
calibration laboratories, available from http://www.iso.org/iso/store.htm;
NZS 3112: Parts 1-4:1986 available from http://www.standards.co.nz.
2
Evidence is required for two civil engineering laboratory concrete tests on fresh
concrete and two civil engineering laboratory concrete tests on hardened concrete.
Tests for fresh concrete may include but are not limited to – Yield, Air Content,
Slump, Spread, Unit Mass for fresh concrete.
Tests for hardened concrete may include but are not limited to -- Compression
Strength, Flexural Strength, Density, Moulding of Cylinders, Splitting Tensile.
3
Definitions
Organisational requirements refer to instructions to staff on policy and procedures
which are formally documented or generally accepted at the worksite. This may
include legislation; industry standards and methods; national and international
standards and methods; customer/organisation developed methods; standard
operating procedures; specifications; manuals; and manufacturer’s information.
Perform refers to completing the individual components of the test sequentially in
terms of the relevant test method and organisational requirements. Components will
vary between tests and include but are not limited to – the completion of tasks from
sample and equipment preparation to the calculation and reporting of results.
Perform does not include the evaluation or the troubleshooting of tests.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
28721 version 1
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Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Perform civil engineering laboratory concrete tests.
Evidence requirements
1.1
Samples and test equipment are prepared in accordance with organisational
requirements.
1.2
Tests are performed in accordance with organisational requirements.
1.3
Test measurements are checked to be within precision requirements in
accordance with organisational requirements.
1.4
Test equipment is maintained and stored in accordance with organisational
requirements.
Outcome 2
Calculate and report results of civil engineering laboratory concrete tests.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Results are accurately recorded and calculations performed in accordance with
organisational requirements.
may include but is not limited to – sample site, sample description.
Range
2.2
Results are reported in accordance with organisational requirements.
Planned review date
31 December 2019
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
19 February 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0101
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
28721 version 1
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Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMRs). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Infrastructure ITO [email protected] if you wish to
suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.
Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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