This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to remove water from a work site, either temporarily or permanently, through stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems. It includes the installation of submersible and non-submersible type pumps, suitable for pumping unscreened roof water, sub-soil water and surface water.

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; - literacy skills to complete workplace documentation; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to: 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; - technical skills to remove water from a work site, which may be a trench, pit or well, using a pump; - 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: - characteristics of stormwater installations, including capacity and installation procedures; - excavation processes and procedures; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - levelling and alignment processes; - positioning and construction of sedimentation and scouring controls; - principles of drainage and installation processes; - process of draining a site; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - properties of water, including pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory and authorities' requirements related to draining work sites; - SI system of measurements; - standards applicable to the work, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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