This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to cut and join sheet metal associated with the fabrication, installation and repair functions of the plumbing sector.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements


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: access information; determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals; - cut and join sheet metal in the fabrication of plumbing components and select suitable joins and sealants for the application and material; - identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - complete workplace documentation; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; plans and specifications; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - plan and sequence tasks with others; - plan and set out work; - 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, and; - technology skills to: access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media; use mobile communication technology.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - appropriateness of different fastening methods for different applications; - capillary action, thermal expansion and fabrication techniques to prevent leaking installations; - characteristics of various metal materials and their compatibility with different joining methods; - electrolysis and problems associated with the use of dissimilar metals; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - organisational quality procedures and processes within the context of cutting and joining of sheet metal; - SI system of measurement, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements, including relevant statutory regulations, codes and standards.

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