CPCPDR2025A - Drain work site

Unit code: CPCPDR2025A | Study level: TAFE
CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.


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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:

  • 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.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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