This unit specifies the competency required to cut, join and bend sheet metal products for a range of simple plumbing jobs in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industry


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: - communicate effectively; - reading and interpreting documents, drawings and specifications; - use numbers effectively to calculate, measure and mark out; - solve problems when calculating and marking out materials, checking tools and equipment for serviceability and selecting suitable tools for the task; - plan and organise work including to obtain work instructions and sequence tasks; - use technology to operate hand tools to cut and join sheet metal, assemble component parts, bend and fold sheet metal, and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely, and; - work cooperatively as a team member.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sheet metal practices apply to the plumbing industry; - properties and characteristics of sheet metal; - correct terminology associated with sheet metal products and practices; - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation; - relevant legislation and regulations relating to basic sheet metal practices including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety; - basic mathematical calculations, and; - principles of sustainability.

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