This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to connect irrigation and watering systems from a drinking water supply. It does not include the commissioning of backflow prevention devices or arrangements.

Unit details

Location:
Industry
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
CPCPWT3027A

Prerequisites

CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements

Assessment

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 cut into a water supply and install a take-off branch and fitting valves and backflow prevention devices for an irrigation or watering system, 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; - drinking water supplies and protection measures; - implications of cross connections and air gaps; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - process of connecting irrigation systems from a drinking water supply; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - properties of water, including pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory requirements related to connecting irrigation systems from a drinking water supply; - SI system of measurement; - Australian standards applicable to the connection; - use of test equipment and procedures; - various types of irrigation systems and types of materials used, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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