This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to install water mains pipelines in Civil Construction. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this unit can vary between states, territories, and Industry sectors. Relevant information must be sourced prior to application of the unit.

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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: - locates and applies applicable legislation, documentation, policies and procedures; - implements the requirements, procedures and techniques for the safe, effective and efficient installation of water mains pipelines including: applying problem solving and troubleshooting techniques, and applying diagnostic techniques; - works effectively with others to undertake and complete the installation of water mains pipelines that meets all of the required outcomes including: communicating clearly and concisely with others to receive and clarify work instructions, and using a range of communications techniques and equipment to convey information to others; - demonstrates completion of installation of water mains pipelines that safely, effectively and efficiently meets all of the required outcomes on more than one (1) occasion including: - determining the location, alignment direction, level and grade of mains pipe system; - installing the support mechanism; - installing a minimum of hundred (100) metres of water mains pipeline; - completing pipe joins to specifications; - performing pressurisation, functionality and serviceability test to specifications, and; - maintaining written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - accessing, interpreting and applying the legislative, organisation and site requirements and procedures for hazard identification, risk assessment and response, using JSA/JSEA/safe work method statements, proect quality measures, using tools/equipment, maintaining excavation/trench safety, confined space entry, and site dewatering; - using safety data sheets and materials handling methods; - using civil construction terminology; - using mains pipe systems and installation procedures; - identifying mains pipe and utility services; - using concrete and concrete fabrication; - using sedimentation and erosion controls; - reading and interpreting engineering drawings; - identifying equipment types, characteristics, technical capabilities and limitations; - managing site mains water pressure; - identifying valves and flow control devices; - construction of water reticulation; - calculating pipeline grades and percentages; - identifying site isolation and traffic control responsibilities and authorities.

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