This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to apply principles of hydraulics to pipe and channel flow in civil engineering. It provides an understanding of the processes required to collect data accurately, interpret data, verify data and apply theoretical techniques to produce flow data essential to performance.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently perform all elements of the unit as specified by the associated performance criteria, including required skills and knowledge, and be capable of applying the competency in new and different situations and contexts within the timeframes typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment. Specifically they must be able to: - Implement Occupational Health and Safety workplace procedures and practices including the use of risk control measures as specified in the performance criteria and range - Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills as described in this unit; - Demonstrate a representative body of performance criteria within a timeframe typically expected of the discipline, work function and industrial environment; and - Demonstrate, in accordance with standard organisational and industry procedures, the ability to use a range of methods to: - calculate energy in pipe flows - calculate hydraulic and energy gradient for pipelines - calculate flow in open channels - calculate flows through notches and weirs - calculate proportions for an economic section.

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