This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan the layout of sanitary drainage systems for residential buildings.

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: confirm job specifications and client requirements; communicate with others to ensure safe and effective work practices; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; 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; read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources plans and specifications; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to 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 interpret a design to plan the layout of a sanitary drainage system for residential buildings, connecting to the authority's sewer or on-site disposal system, 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: - application of various sanitary fixtures and appliances; - characteristics and application of different pipe systems, including their fittings and fixture supports and fixing and joining techniques; - design concepts and performance measures for sanitary drainage installations; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - principles of drainage design; - process of planning the layout of sanitary drainage systems; - properties and characteristics of sewage, including temperature implications and discharges; - pumped discharges; - relevant statutory requirements related to sanitary drainage systems; - SI system of measurements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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