VU23048 - Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems

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Unit code: VU23048 | Study level: TAFE


This unit specifies the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to distinguish, select and fabricate drainage, water and gas tubing and pipes 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 when fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems
-receive and confirm task instructions and requirements
• Literacy skills to read and interpret documents, drawings and specifications.
• Problem identification and resolution within job parameters to:
-confirm installations are compliant with plumbing regulations.
• Planning and organisational skills to:

  • obtain work instructions
    -sequence tasks
    -test plumbing tube and pipe systems for compliance.
    • 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 fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems.
• Correct terminology used when fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems.
• Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation.
• Methods of fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems in the plumbing industry.
• Relevant legislation and regulations relating to fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and safety

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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