This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to fusion weld polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) (approved as per Australian standards) polymer pipes, and test joints in polymer pipe up to DN100 for water, sanitary and stormwater application only.

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; - initiative and enterprise skills to identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - 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; - prepare surfaces in line with the material selected and the chosen weld technique; - fusion welding, visual inspection and testing joints in approved polymer pipes up to DN100; - 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 associated with fusion welding of polymer pipe; - effect of heat on the properties of polymer pipe; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - operating principles of fusion welding equipment; - organisational quality procedures and processes within the context of fusion welding of polymer pipe; - relevant WHS regulations and PPE requirements; - SI system of measurement, and; - surface preparation in the welding process.

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