This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary plumbing systems for multi-floor buildings.

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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: access information; 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, such as hand signals; - literacy skills to: complete workplace documentation; record plans; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources, and; regulations, relevant Australian standards, plans, specifications and drawings; - numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations; - planning and organising skills to: plan and sequence tasks with others; 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: document the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures; identify and accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials, 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: - accessing relevant information sources for the work activity; - Australian standards applicable to the system; - characteristics and the application of different pipe systems, including their fittings and fixture supports, and fixing and joining techniques; - computers and computer-aided design software; - handling of hazardous waste; - infectious diseases; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - pipe materials and sanitary fixtures; - principles of drainage; - principles of sanitary plumbing; - process of planning, sizing and documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures; - relevant statutory requirements related to planning, sizing and documenting the layout of sanitary plumbing systems; - SI system of measurements, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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