This unit specifies the competency required to use oxy-acetylene equipment to make welds and cuts, and to rectify any defects and distortions as part of a variety of 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: - questioning, speaking and listening, including when performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting and when receiving and confirming task instructions and requirements; - accessing, reading and interpreting documents, drawings and specifications; - secure and brace materials; - identify distortions and defects; - manage materials in a sustainable manner; - plan and organise work to obtain work instructions and sequence tasks; - use and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely; - commission equipment in accordance with manufacturers' instructions, and; - work cooperatively with others.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - purpose and function of oxy-acetylene tools and equipment; - correct terminology associated with oxy-acetylene welding and cutting; - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation; - methods of performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting in the plumbing industry, and; - relevant legislation and regulations relating to performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety.

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