This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use and interpret plans and specifications associated with construction work, and accurately complete measurements and calculations to establish quantities of materials for the plumbing and services industry.

The unit requires the interpretation of plans, drawings and specifications to interpret requirements, and making measurements and calculations to determine quantities of plumbing materials.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - communication skills to: enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; request relevant documentation and information; use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - literacy skills to: complete relevant workplace documentation; record calculations, measurements and material quantities; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans and specifications; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - plan-reading skills; - planning and organising skills to plan and set out work, and; - teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - measurements, calculations and quantities; - range of plans and specifications relevant to the plumbing and services industry; - relevant Acts, regulations and codes of practice; - simple industry calculations; - symbols, dimensions, terminology and key features of plans; - tools, equipment and materials relative to plans, drawings and specifications; - work schedules, work plans, charts, work bulletins and memos, and; - workplace safety requirements.

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