VU23050 - Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting

    Unit code: VU23050 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use oxy-acetylene equipment to make welds and cuts, and to rectify any defects and distortions as part of a variety of plumbing jobs in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.
    No licensing, legislative 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:
    -receive and confirm task instructions and requirements

    • actively listen and question to obtain information when performing basic oxy-acetylene
    • clarify drawings and specifications
    • report work outcomes and problems.
    • Literacy skills to:
    • read and interpret work orders, safety data sheets (SDS)
    • Problem identification and resolution within job parameters to:
    • determine types of tools and equipment
    • sequence tasks
    • secure and brace materials
    • identify distortions and defects
    • manage materials in a sustainable manner.
    • Self-management skills to plan own work within given task parameters
    • Planning and organisational skills to obtain work instructions.
      Technology skills to:
    • use and maintain tools and equipment effectively and safely
    • commission equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.
    • Team skills to work cooperatively with others

    Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:

    • Purpose and function of oxy-acetylene tools and equipment.
    • Correct terminology associated with oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.
    • Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation.
    • Methods of performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting in the plumbing industry.
    • Relevant legislation and regulations relating to performing basic oxy-acetylene welding and
      cutting including Australian standards and plumbing codes, and for occupational health and

    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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