This unit specifies the competency required to identify, select, use and store basic power tools associated with simple plumbing tasks.

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 reporting faults, using basic power tools and when receiving and confirming task instructions and requirements; - reading and interpreting documents, drawings and specifications; - identify appropriate power sources and cables; - secure and brace materials; - plan and organise work including to select power tool consistent with the task 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 and function of basic power tools; - power sources and types; - correct terminology associated with using basic power tools; - workplace safety requirements and OHS legislation; - methods of using basic power tools in the plumbing industry, and; - relevant legislation and regulations relating to using basic power tools including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety.

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