This unit specifies the competency required identify the properties of building materials and structures to facilitate cutting and penetration for a range of simple plumbing jobs and 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: - speaking and listening, including when preparing to and cutting and penetrating building materials and structures as well as when receiving and confirming task instructions and requirements; - reading and interpreting documents, drawings and specifications; - use numbers effectively to measure and mark out; - marking out and checking for obstructions; - securing materials appropriately; - plan and organise work including to obtain work instructions and sequence tasks; - use technology to use 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: - purpose of cutting or penetrating building structures; - correct terminology associated with cutting or penetrating building structures; - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation, and; - methods of cutting and penetrating building materials and structures in the plumbing industry.

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