This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install water service controls and mixing devices used to manually control water mix and flow. It includes the basic adjustment and maintenance of correct flow operation for flushing devices, control valves, temperature control devices pumps and appliances, and excludes the commissioning and adjustment of backflow prevention devices and thermostatic mixing valves.

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; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow instructions; identify requirements; 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 accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - literacy skills to: complete workplace documentation; 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 and make basic adjustments to water flushing devices, control valves, pumps and appliances for heated and cold water services, 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 of the materials and devices being installed; - effective isolation procedures; - hydraulics and mechanics; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - process of installing service controls and devices; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - properties of water including pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory requirements related to installing service controls and devices and requirements for backflow prevention devices; - SI system of measurements; - Australian standards applicable to the installation, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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