VU23046 - Apply basic sheet metal practices

    Unit code: VU23046 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to cut, join, fabricate and bend sheet metal products for a range of simple plumbing jobs 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.


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    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
    -receive and confirm task instructions and requirements
    • Literacy skills to read and interpret documents, drawings and specifications.
    • Numeracy skills to effectively calculate, measure and mark out.
    • Problem identification and resolution within job parameters to:
    -calculating and marking out materials
    -checking tools and equipment for serviceability
    -selecting suitable tools for the task.
    • Planning and organisational skills to plan work including obtaining work instructions and sequencing work tasks.
    • Technology skills to operate hand tools to cut and join sheet metal, assemble component parts, bend and fold sheet metal, and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely
    • Team skills to work cooperatively as a team member

    Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
    • Sheet metal practices that apply to the plumbing industry.
    • Properties and characteristics of sheet metal.
    • Correct terminology associated with sheet metal products and practices.
    • Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation.
    • Relevant legislation and regulations relating to basic sheet metal practices including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety, including hazard awareness
    • Basic mathematical calculations
    • Principles of sustainability

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by Victoria University Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.

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