VU23053 - Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques

    Unit code: VU23053 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use a range of electric welding tools and techniques (MIG, TIG, ARC, SPOT) to weld a variety of materials, including mild steel, as part of a variety of 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
    -receive and confirm instructions about the plumbing job or task

    • Literacy skills to read and interpret documents, drawings and specifications.
    • Problem identification and resolution within job parameters to:
    • secure and brace materials
    • identify distortions and defects
    • clean welds and cuts.
    • 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
      -prepare equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions
    • power up and shut down equipment.
    • Team skills to work cooperatively as a team member

    Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:

    • Purpose and function of a range of electric welding tools and techniques.
    • Correct terminology when using basic electric welding tools and equipment.
    • Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation
    • Methods of using basic electric welding equipment and techniques in the plumbing industry.
    • Relevant legislation and regulations relating to electric welding including Australian standards
      and plumbing codes, and for occupational/work health and safety(WHS/OHS).
    • 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.

    As part of a course

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