Course Title: Tubes and pipes for plumbing

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2145 Certificate II in Plumbing (Prevocational)

Course Title: Tubes and pipes for plumbing

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

The purpose of this module is to provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to fabricate and assemble drainage, gas and water tube and pipe systems for plumbing installations.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

• VBM988 Workplace safety and environment procedures
• VBN990 Plumbing fixtures, controls and appliances

It is strongly recommended that this module be delivered in conjunction with the following modules to provide realistic, practical tasks for this application:
• VBN992 Introduction to welding and cutting in the plumbing industry
• VBN989 Technical drawing and plan development for plumbing
• VBM997 Concrete technology.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VBN991 Tubes and pipes for plumbing

Learning Outcomes

1. Use terminology related to tubes and pipes.
2. Identify tubes and pipes in the plumbing industry.
3. Identify fabrication and assembly techniques for tube and pipe systems.
4. Assemble tube and pipe systems for plumbing applications.
5. 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.