Course Title: Handle and store plumbing materials

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3171 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Handle and store plumbing materials

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 6

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to safely handle and store plumbing materials and to identify and address environmental concerns and associated hazards, including the disposal of waste. Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and services sector in accordance with relevant Australian Standards. As a Common unit, it has application in all plumbing streams.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCPCM2005A Handle and store plumbing materials


1. Prepare for work
2. Identify hazard and risk control measures
3. Handle, sort and stack materials
4. Store and transport materials
5. Clean up

Learning Outcomes

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.