This unit covers preparing materials and performing routine oxy acetylene welding.

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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: - preparing materials; - setting up welding equipment; - welding with oxy acetylene fuel gas; - reading and interpreting routine information on written job instructions, specifications and standard operating procedures; - following oral instructions, and; - using measurement skills for joint preparation and routine oxy acetylene welding.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - preparatory requirements; - materials and consumables properties and characteristics; - equipment and equipment settings; - fuel gas properties and applications; - post welding treatments; - weld characteristics; - any applicable industry standards, NOHSC guides, State/Territory regulatory codes of practice/standards; - safe work practices and procedures; - safe welding practices, and; - use and application of personal protective equipment for routine oxy acetylene welding.

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