This unit specifies the competency required to use a range of electric welding tools and techniques 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: - speaking and listening, including when using basic electric welding equipment and techniques and when receiving and confirming task instructions and requirements; - reading and interpreting documents, drawings and specifications; - secure and brace materials; - identify distortions and defects; - clean welds and cuts; - plan and organise work including to obtain work instructions and sequence tasks; - use and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely; - commission equipment in accordance with manufacturers' instructions; - power up and shut down equipment, and; - work cooperatively as a team member.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - purpose and function of a range of electric welding tools and techniques; - correct terminology when using basic electric welding tools and equipment; - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation; - methods of using basic electric welding equipment and techniques in the plumbing industry; - relevant legislation and regulations relating to electric welding including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety, and; - principles of sustainability.

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