This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to set out, install and commission irrigation systems.

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: 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: compile list of materials; complete workplace documentation and record information; read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources and plans and specifications; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to: plan and sequence tasks with others and 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 install pipework, controls, valves, backflow prevention devices and water emitters for an irrigation system and its commissioning, and; - technology skills to: 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 and application of different pipes and fittings, including fixing and joining techniques and methods; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - process of setting out, installing and commissioning irrigation systems; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - properties of water, including pressure and flow rates; - protection of drinking water supplies; - relevant statutory and authority requirements related to installing and commissioning irrigation systems; - SI system of measurement; - standards applicable to the installation; - various types of irrigation systems, including types of materials and components used, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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