Course Title: Cut and flash penetrations

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2145 Certificate II in Plumbing (Prevocational)

Course Title: Cut and flash penetrations

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 16

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the knowledge and skills required to cut holes in materials and flash penetrations in plumbing applications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

VBM988 Workplace safety and environment procedures

It is strongly recommended that this module be delivered in conjunction with the following modules to provide realistic, practical tasks for this application:
• VBM989 Building structures
• VBN989 Technical drawing and plan development for plumbing.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN993 Cut and flash penetrations

Learning Outcomes

1. Use terminology related to penetrations.
2. Identify penetration applications in plumbing construction.
3. Flash penetrations in plumbing applications.
4. Clean up work area.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor.  Feedback will be provided throughout the course.