Course Title: Locate and clear blockages

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3269 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Locate and clear blockages

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 8

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: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to locate and clear blockages to sanitary plumbing, water and sewerage pipe installations and drainage and roof installations, with the use of mechanically operated drain clearing machines and attachments, closed circuit television (CCTV) and manually operated drain cleaning tools and equipment where required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CPCPCM2003A - Carry out OHS requirements

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPDR2001A Locate and clear blockages


1. Prepare for work.

2. Locate and clear blockage.

3. 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.