This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services, flushing systems, and hydrant and hose reel systems for multi-floor buildings.  It covers preparation for work, identification of water service and system requirements, planning the service and system layout and completion of work finalisation processes.

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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; - 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, including work backup; - read and interpret: documentation from a variety of sources regulations, relevant Australian standards, plans, specifications and drawings; record written plans; - 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 identify requirements, including system requirements, and; - technology skills to: 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: - characteristics and application of different pipes and fittings, including fixing and joining techniques and methods; - characteristics and application of water heating systems; - characteristics and application of water pumps and water storage tanks for multiple floor buildings; - drafting techniques, which may include the use of computers and computer-aided design (CAD) software; - job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS); - levelling and alignment processes; - process of designing, sizing and documenting the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services and systems; - processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements; - properties of water, including pressure and flow rates; - relevant statutory requirements related to designing, sizing and laying out: heated, tempered and cold water services and flushing systems, and fire hydrant and hose reel systems, including non-drinking water requirements; both mains pressure and low pressure flushing devices; - selection for installation of: thermostatic mixing valves; backflow prevention devices; - SI system of measurements; - Australian standards applicable to the service and system; - water treatment processes, and; - workplace and equipment safety requirements.

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