This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify plumbing pipes, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures, including fastening, as part of a variety of simulated plumbing jobs (that is, jobs that will not actually have water or gas connected) and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit does not meet the requirements for a registered plumber.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU23056

Assessment

This unit is to be embedded into other units to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to assemble, fabricate and support plumbing pipes, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures in an appropriate sequence and in accordance with plumbing regulation. 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: - Communication skills to: -actively listen and question to obtain information about plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations -receive and confirm task instructions and requirements - Literacy skills to read and interpret documents, drawings and specifications. - Problem solving skills to secure components. - Self management skills to plan and organise work, including to obtain work instructions and sequence tasks - Technology skills to use and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely, including to assemble component parts. - Team skills to work cooperatively as a team member.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Purpose, characteristics and application of a range of plumbing pipes, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures. - Correct terminology for using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations. - Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) legislation. - Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation. - Methods of using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations. - Relevant legislation and regulations relating to using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for safety and sustainability.

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