This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document a consumer's gas installation, including consumer piping operating up to a pressure of 200kPa, fluing, ventilation and appliance installation associated with natural gas (NG), simulated natural gas (SNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) for a building of minimum four floors and multiple buildings supplied through one gas source (billing meter or storage tank).  It covers preparing for work, determining gas installation design requirements, detailed planning of the layout, and completing work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - communication skills to: enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; identify requirements, including system requirements; - use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; - use and interpret non-verbal communication; - initiative and enterprise skills to identify and report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - literacy skills to: access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources; regulations, relevant Australian standards, plans, specifications and drawings; record plans in writing and complete workplace documentation; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to: organise and sequence tasks with others; plan and set out work; - technical skills to plan, size and document layout of gas installations for single and multiple buildings consisting of a minimum of four floors; - 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, and; - 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: - AS/NZS 5601 Gas installations, including the use of tables; - building and construction industry terminology; - drawing and sketching techniques, including the use of conventional symbols; - gas safety, including combustion characteristics and effects; - general electrical safety requirements; - impact of ventilation on design; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements(SWMS); - planning, sizing and layout of gas installations; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - relevant statutory and authority requirements related to planning, sizing and layout of gas installations; - SI system of measurement; - types and properties of fuel gas, including pressure and flow rates; - types, characteristics, uses and limitations of gas pipe work and reticulation materials, including joining techniques and systems; - use of computers and computer-aided design (CAD) software, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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