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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Prepare for work.

Required Skills

Required skills

communication skills to

access information

enable clear and direct communication using questioning to identify and confirm requirements share information listen and understand

follow instructions

identify requirements

report faults

use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

use and interpret nonverbal communication such as hand signals

literacy skills to

complete workplace documentation

read and interpret

documentation from a variety of sources

plans and specifications

record plans

numeracy skills to apply measurements and calculations

planning and organising skills to

plan and sequence tasks with others

plan and set out work

teamwork skills to work with others to action tasks and relate to people from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

technical skills to identify and accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools equipment or materials

technology skills to

access and understand sitespecific instructions in a variety of media

use mobile communication technology

Required knowledge

characteristics and application of different materials pipe fittings and supports including fixing and joining techniques

job safety analysis JSA and safe work method statements SWMS

levelling and alignment processes

process of installing sewage discharge pipes

processes for accessing information and for calculating material requirements

properties and characteristics of sewage including temperature implications and discharges

relevant statutory requirements related to installing discharge pipes

SI system of measurements

standards applicable to the installation

workplace and equipment safety requirements

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria required skills and knowledge range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package

Overview of assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment providing that simulated or projectbased assessment techniques fully replicate plumbing and services workplace conditions materials activities responsibilities and procedures

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of

locating interpreting and applying relevant information Australian standards and specifications to install sewage discharge pipes

applying safety requirements throughout the work sequence including electrical safety requirements and the use of personal protective clothing and equipment

given the plans and specifications and using any two approved materials installing two fixture discharge pipes

direct to a belowground drain

direct to drain via elevated pipework which includes at least one expansion fitting

waste fixture to a drain via a gully a combination of soil and waste fixtures must be included ensuring

application of sustainability principles and concepts

correct identification of location design and details of proposed installations

correct selection and use of appropriate processes tools and equipment

completion of all work to specification

compliance with regulations relevant Australian standards and organisational quality procedures and processes

communicating and working effectively and safely with others

Context of and specific resources for assessment

This competency is to be assessed using standard and authorised work practices safety requirements and environmental constraints

Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge will usually be conducted in an offsite context

Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or Australian standards requirements

Resource implications for assessment include

an induction procedure and requirement

realistic tasks or simulated tasks covering the minimum task requirements

relevant specifications and work instructions

tools and equipment appropriate to applying safe work practices

support materials appropriate to activity

workplace instructions relating to safe working practices and addressing hazards and emergencies

material safety data sheets

research resources including industryrelated systems information

Reasonable adjustments for people with disabilities must be made to assessment processes where required This could include access to modified equipment and other physical resources and the provision of appropriate assessment support

Method of assessment

Assessment methods must

satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the Construction Plumbing and Services Training Package

include direct observation of tasks in real or simulated work conditions with questioning to confirm the ability to consistently identify and correctly interpret the essential underpinning knowledge required for practical application

reinforce the integration of employability skills with workplace tasks and job roles

confirm that competency is verified and able to be transferred to other circumstances and environments

Validity and sufficiency of evidence requires that

competency will need to be demonstrated over a period of time reflecting the scope of the role and the practical requirements of the workplace

where the assessment is part of a structured learning experience the evidence collected must relate to a number of performances assessed at different points in time and separated by further learning and practice with a decision on competency only taken at the point when the assessor has complete confidence in the persons demonstrated ability and applied knowledge

all assessment that is part of a structured learning experience must include a combination of direct indirect and supplementary evidence

Assessment processes and techniques should as far as is practical take into account the language literacy and numeracy capacity of the candidate in relation to the competency being assessed

Supplementary evidence of competency may be obtained from relevant authenticated documentation from third parties such as existing supervisors team leaders or specialist training staff

Range Statement

The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.

Work health and safety is to be according to commonwealth, state and territory legislation and regulations and may include:

handling of materials

hazard control

personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices

safe operating procedures, including recognising and preventing hazards associated with:

dirt mounds


hazardous materials and substances

other machines

recently filled trenches

surrounding structure and facilities

traffic control

trip hazards

underground services

use of tools and equipment

work site visitors and the public

working at heights

working in confined spaces

working in proximity to others

use of firefighting equipment

use of first aid equipment

workplace environment and safety.

Environmental requirements cover water quality management and may include:

clean-up protection

stormwater protection

waste management.

Quality assurance requirements may include:

environment policy

Environment Protection Authority (EPA)

internal company quality assurance policy and risk management strategy

International Standards Organisation

site safety plan

workplace operations and procedures.

Statutory and regulatory authorities include:

commonwealth, state or territory, and local authorities administering applicable Acts, regulations and codes of practice.

Tools and equipment may include:



hand and power tools

heating equipment

lifting and load shifting equipment, including:

chain blocks

elevated work platforms


hand trolleys

hoists and jacks

limited height scaffolding


measuring equipment

threading and bending equipment.

Information may include:

charts and hand drawings

instructions issued by authorised organisational or external personnel

job drawings

manufacturer specifications and instructions

material safety data sheets (MSDS)


organisation work specifications and requirements

plans and sketches

regulatory and legislative requirements, particularly those pertaining to:

building codes

WHS and environmental requirements

plumbing regulations

relevant Australian standards

safe work procedures relating to installing sewage discharge pipes


verbal, written and graphical instructions

work bulletins

work schedules, plans and specifications.

Materials may include:

any material authorised for use.

Sustainability principles and concepts:

cover the current and future social, economic and environmental use of resources

may include:

efficient energy use

efficient use and recycling of material

correct handling of hazardous materials

disposing of waste material to ensure minimal environmental impact

selecting appropriate components to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Pipe systems may include:

direct or indirect to drains

direct to stack

elevated pipework.