Course Title: Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MANU7365C

Course Title: Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment to carry out basic cutting of mild steel in support of plumbing applications and fabrication to meet job specifications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment


1 Prepare for work.

2 Identify cutting requirements.

3 Perform cuts and inspect.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Job drawings and specifications are obtained from job supervisor and job requirements are adhered to.
1.2. Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with cutting with oxy-LPG-acetylene 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.
1.5. Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), are selected and checked for serviceability..
1.6. Work area is prepared to support efficient cutting with oxy-LPG-acetylene.
2.1 . Cutting requirements are identified from plans and specifications.

2.2. Cutting requirements are identified from plans and specifications

3.1 Cutting requirements are identified from plans and specifications.

3.2. Tip size is selected as appropriate for the materials to be cut.
3.3.. Cutting pressures are adjusted to manufacturer recommendations for the materials to be cut.
3.4. . Materials are prepared for cutting according to plans and specification and sustainability principles and concepts.
3.5. Materials are marked out and clamped prior to cutting
3.6. . Flame is set and cuts are performed according to the specified cutting procedures to effect a clean cut..
3.7. Completed cuts are visually inspected for compliance with job specifications, and defects are repaired using appropriate techniques.
4.1 . Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, 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. Information is accessed and documentation completed according to workplace requirements.


Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include susta

Teaching Schedule

This unit is delivered over 2 session

 Session Number     


    Learning Activities/Resources              

Elements/ Performance criteria.Assessments                                                   
 Session 1 The principles and skills required for gas cutting of mild steel material
Thermo chemical process required
Equipment and handling    
 Basic Plumbing Services Skills Revised 2nd edition chapter 9
Plumbing services learners resources                  Introduce SWMS
 1.1 / 3.7 Ass 1 Complete underpinning question in student recording book
and SWMS


 Session 2 OH&S procedures and safe work management Complete worksheets 1/7 in learners resource 4.1 / 4.3 ASS 2 – Complete 3 practical tasks
Task 1 – cut 3 pieces steel plate (A05)
Task 2 – cut 100mm hole in steel plate (A06)
Task 3 – cut 3 50mm holes in 80mm pipe (A07)

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. Basic Plumbing Services Skills 2nd edition Revised - 1stYear Plumbing Service Learners Resource Book
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.


Other Resources

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.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (weighting 50%)
Assessment 2 –Complete three cutting tasks (weighting 50%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                           Element/ PC                                                                                 Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1 –                              Written tasks - Workbook Element 1.1 to 3.7                                             50%
Assessment 2 -                               Three cutting tasks Element 4.1 to 4.3                                                        50%

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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