Unit of competency details

CPCPWT3028A - Install water service (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 07/Feb/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CPCPWT3018A - Install water servicePrerequisite unit changed. Minor changes throughout the unit, including to unit title. Not equivalent to CPCPWT3018A 06/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040327 Plumbing  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 040327 Plumbing  07/Aug/2013 
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Modification History

Prerequisite unit changed

Minor changes throughout the unit, including to unit title

Not equivalent to CPCPWT3018A

Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install a water supply system from the authorities' main to the metering device, according to water authorities’ requirements.

Application of the Unit

Site location for work application may be either domestic or commercial, and may be a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

In some jurisdictions, this unit of competency may form part of accreditation, licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

Pre-Requisites

CPCPCM2043A

Carry out WHS requirements

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the required performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised  text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge and/or the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

Elements and Performance Criteria

1 

Prepare for work. 

1.1

Site plans and specifications are obtained to establish location of the main.

1.2

Work health and safety  (WHS) and environmental requirements  associated with installing of a water service are adhered to throughout the work.

1.3

Quality assurance requirements  are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.

1.4

Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authorities’  requirements.

1.5

Tools and equipment  for installing water services, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

1.6

Work area is prepared to support efficient installation of water services.

2 

Identify installation requirements. 

2.1

Location of service is determined following site inspection.

2.2

Cables, conduits, pipes or other services are located and noted using relevant information .

2.3

Quantity and type of materials required are calculated or determined from plans and specifications.

2.4

Materials  and equipment are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.

2.5

Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with relevant Australian standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.

2.6

Sustainability principles and concepts  are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.

3 

Install and test water services. 

3.1

Pipelines and excavation areas are set out according to plans and specifications.

3.2

Trenches are excavated according to relevant Australian standards and regulatory authorities' requirements, and to required size.

3.3

Service control valve position is located.

3.4

Main is drilled and tapped  according to regulatory authorities' requirements and workplace procedures.

3.5

Service line is marked out at 90 o to the main in a straight line to the meter.

3.6

Selected process for installation of service pipe under roadway is undertaken according to authorities' requirements.

3.7

Pipework is installed according to job specification, authorities' requirements and design layout, including fitting designated service control valves.

3.8

Water meter is selected and installed according to authorities' requirements, surrounding environment and climatic conditions, and in consideration of servicing or cleaning requirements.

3.9

Meter control valve is fitted at inlet according to authorities' requirements.

3.10

Installation is tested for compliance with job specifications, relevant Australian standards and regulatory authorities' requirements.

3.11

Excavation is backfilled according to specifications and authorities' requirements.

4 

Clean up. 

4.1

Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

4.2

Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.

4.3

Documentation is completed according to workplace requirements.

Required Skills and Knowledge

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

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
  • use language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
  • initiative and enterprise skills to identify and accurately report to appropriate personnel any faults in tools, equipment or materials
  • literacy skills to:
  • complete workplace documentation
  • read and interpret:
  • documentation from a variety of sources
  • plans and specifications
  • 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:
  • tap into a water main and connect and install valves, flanges and pipework to a water meter
  • test the installation of valves, flanges and pipework to a water meter
  • technology skills to:
  • access and understand site-specific instructions in a variety of media
  • use mobile communication technology

Required knowledge 

  • characteristics and application of different pipes and fittings, including fixing and joining techniques and methods
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS)
  • levelling and alignment processes
  • process of installing water services
  • properties of water, including pressure and flow rates
  • relevant statutory requirements related to installing water services
  • SI system of measurement
  • Australian standards applicable to the installation
  • use of test equipment and procedures
  • workplace and equipment safety requirements

Evidence Guide

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 project-based 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 water services
  • 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, determining the requirements, tapping into a water main, connecting a property service up to the outlet of a water meter, and testing the installation, ensuring:
  • application of sustainability principles and concepts
  • correct identification of location, design and details of proposed installation
  • correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools and equipment
  • completion of all work to specification
  • compliance with regulations, 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 off-site 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 industry-related 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 person's 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
  • identifying and testing for electrical hazards
  • personal protective clothing and equipment prescribed under legislation, regulations and workplace policies and practices
  • safe operating procedures, including recognising and preventing hazards associated with:
  • hazardous materials and substances
  • other machines
  • surrounding structure and facilities
  • 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 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:

  • chain blocks
  • forklifts
  • hand and power tools
  • hand trolleys
  • hoists and jacks
  • lifting and load shifting equipment
  • manual excavation equipment
  • mechanical excavation equipment
  • rollers
  • silver brazing equipment
  • tapping tool
  • test equipment
  • trench shoring 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)
  • memos
  • 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 water services
  • signage
  • verbal, written and graphical instructions
  • work bulletins
  • work schedules, plans and specifications.

Materials  may include:

  • those approved for use.

Sustainability principles and concepts :

  • cover the current and future social, economic and environmental use of resources
  • may include:
  • selecting appropriate material to ensure minimal environmental impact
  • efficient use and recycling of material
  • efficient energy and water use
  • disposing of waste material to ensure minimal environmental impact.

Tapping  may be performed:

  • under pressure
  • with the water turned off.

Unit Sector(s)

Functional area 

Unit sector 

Plumbing and services

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.

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