This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment to carry out basic cutting of mild steel in support of plumbing applications and fabrication to meet job specifications.

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: - 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; - identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - mark out and accurately cut mild steel up to 8mm thick and mild steel pipe up to 100mm diameter without manual force; - complete workplace documentation; - read and interpret: plans and specifications; documentation from a variety of sources; - 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; - access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media, and; - use mobile communication technology.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - dangers of high pressure settings with oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - operating principles of oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment; - organisational quality procedures and processes within the context of oxy cutting; - potential fumes and health and safety risks from high temperatures on materials; - properties of materials and the effect of heat on the properties of metal; - relevant WHS regulations and PPE requirements, and; - SI system of measurement.

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