This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install and test water pipes larger than DN65, or large water services.

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: determine requirements; enable clear and direct communication, using questioning to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand; follow and give 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 accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials; - literacy skills to: complete written records and reports of test results; complete other relevant 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, 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: - concrete and concrete fabrication; - confined space entry requirements; - dewatering; - equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations; - excavation and trench safety; - installation of booster systems; - installation of thrust blocks; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statement; - mains pipe systems and installation procedures; - mains water pressure; - materials safety data sheets (MSDS) and materials handling methods; - operational, maintenance and basic diagnostic procedures, including testing procedures; - plumbing industry terminology; - processes for interpreting engineering drawings; - processes for calculating pipeline grades and percentages; - project quality requirements; - sedimentation and erosion controls; - site and equipment safety requirements; - site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities; - valves and flow control devices, and; - water reticulation.

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