Course Title: Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 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 4468


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:

1.1 Job 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 Safety precautions are undertaken prior to cutting in compliance with the job specification and standards.
3.1 Oxy-LPG-acetylene cutting equipment is set up according to manufacturer guidelines.
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 sustainability and WHS principles.

Teaching Schedule

 This unit is delivered over 2 sessions.

Session Number         Topic                                             Learning Activities/Resources                  Elements/ Performance Criteria                Assessments                  

Theory of using Oxy & Acetylene gases to cut steel plate and pipe.


Plumbing services learners book.


DVD from Safety care Australia.

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6


1 Cont….Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksStudents complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book.1.2, 2.1, 2.2.Assessemenr 1- Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS.
2Practical Tasks- Cut using Oxy & Acetylene.Students cut steel plate and pipe using tools and equipment in workshop. Student book required for self assessment.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.
Assessment 2- Practicle task completion of A5. A6, A7.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services Skills Sanitary Drainage 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 2 different types of assessment tasks
Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)

Assessment 2 – Practical completion of tasks A5, A6, A7. (weighting 70%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in both 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, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2.    30%
Assessment 2 - Practical tasks of cutting steel plate and piework A5, A6, A7.Element 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7.  4.1, 4.2, 4.3   70%

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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