VU23055 - Use basic power tools

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Unit code: VU23055 | Study level: TAFE


This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify, select, use and store basic power tools associated with simple plumbing tasks.
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:
-identify appropriate power sources and cables
-secure and brace materials.
• Self management skills to:
-select power tools consistent with the task
-plan and organise work, including to obtain work instructions
-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 and function of basic power tools
• Power sources and types.
• Correct terminology associated with using basic power tools.
• Workplace safety requirements and WHS/OHS legislation.
• Methods of using basic power tools in the plumbing industry.
• Relevant legislation and regulations relating to using basic power tools 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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