This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform general maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and associated mechanical equipment (air distribution systems, hydronic systems and control 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; report faults; use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences; use and interpret non-verbal communication; - literacy skills to: complete workplace documentation; document maintenance report; read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources, maintenance schedule, manufacturer catalogues, plans, specifications and drawings; - 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: conduct routine maintenance on air distribution and hydronic heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and identify and accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials, 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: - air-conditioning and refrigeration principles; - electrical safety principles; - effect of bacteria in water, and potential impact on health; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - mechanical and hydraulic principles; - personal protective equipment requirements and use; - operating principles of system components used in mechanical services equipment; - processes of maintaining mechanical services equipment; - SI system of measurement; - WHS regulations relevant to the work activity, and; - workplace and statutory requirements for mechanical services equipment.

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