This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install and commission Type A gas appliances approved for use with natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to 200kPa.

Type A gas appliances are badged appliances of less than 500 megajoules (MJ) for which an approval scheme exists. They include but are not limited to space heaters, ducted heating systems, heated water storage, instant heated water heaters, decorative heaters, and gas stoves and hot plates.

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 performance criteria: - 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 work notices and other relevant documentation; - read and interpret: - documentation from a variety of sources; - plans and specifications; - record data in writing; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to: plan and set out work; plan work with others; - 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: - electrical safety and requisite precautions; - how to access relevant information, including codes and technical standards; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - material requirements determination process; - procedures for installing and commissioning Type A gas appliances, including flashing and requirements for flues and ventilation; - procedures for using carbon monoxide testing equipment to check appliances for spillage; - properties of gas, gas safety, combustion principles, pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory requirements related to installing and commissioning Type A gas appliances; - SI system of measurements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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