VU23047 - Cut and penetrate building materials and structures

    Unit code: VU23047 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit describes performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the properties of building materials and structures to facilitate cutting and penetration for a range of simple plumbing jobs.
    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 when preparing to cut and penetrate
      building materials and structure
      -receive and confirm task instructions and requirements
    • Literacy skills to read and interpret documents, drawings and specifications.
    • Numeracy skills to measure and mark out.
    • Problem identification and resolution within job parameters to:
      -mark out and check for obstructions
      -secure materials appropriately.
    • 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.
    • Team skills to work cooperatively as a team member

    Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
    Purpose of cutting or penetrating building structures.

    • Correct terminology associated with cutting or penetrating building structures.
    • Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation.
    • Methods of cutting and penetrating building materials and structures in the plumbing industry

    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.

    As part of a course

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