Course Title: Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU7366C

Course Title: Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James

Tel: +61 3 9925 4468


Nominal Hours: 16

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 weld/braze metals associated with the fabrication, installation and repair of plumbing components and systems, using oxy-acetylene equipment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment


1 Prepare for work.

2 Prepare materials and welding equipment.

3 Perform welding.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained from job supervisor.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with oxy-acetylene welding tasks 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 Personal protective equipment applicable to oxy-acetylene welding is selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient welding with oxy-acetylene equipment.
1.7 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
2.1 Weld requirements are identified from plans and specifications or given information.
2.2 Materials to be welded are identified and selected according to workplace procedures.
2.3 Material is cleaned and prepared using appropriate tools and techniques according to workplace procedures.
2.4 Welding equipment, including cylinders and regulators, are assembled and set up according to workplace procedures.
2.4 Welding equipment, including cylinders and regulators, are assembled and set up according to workplace procedures.
2.5 Welding tips, settings and consumables are selected to meet job requirements and welding procedures according to workplace procedures.
3.1 Materials are welded to job requirements using safe welding practices.
3.2 Appropriate action is taken to report or remedy defects in materials or welding equipment, including adjustments to settings and welding technique.
3.3 Welds are cleaned according to workplace requirements.
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 weld steel plate and pipe.


 Pearsons basic skills Chapter 9. Pages 402-430. Work sheets 1-3.

DVD from Safety care Australia.

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7.


1 Cont….Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksStudents complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book.1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5.Assessemenr 1- Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS.
2Practical Tasks- Weld 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. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.
Assessment 2- Practicle task completion of A10. A11, A12, A13.


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 A10, A11, A12, A13. (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

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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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