Course Title: Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU7367C

Course Title: Weld using manual metal arc welding 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 metals associated with the fabrication and installation of plumbing components, using manual metal arc welding equipment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained from job supervisor.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with manual metal arc 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 Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient performance of arc welding.
1.7 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.


2 Identify welding requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Welding 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 Location of welds is identified according to workplace procedures and job specifications.


3 Prepare materials and equipment for welding.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Materials are cleaned and prepared for welding.
3.2 Tools and techniques appropriate to the preparation of materials to be welded are identified.
3.3 Welding equipment is set up and correct electrodes are selected according to workplace procedures and job specifications.


4 Weld items.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Materials are welded according to plans and specifications and job requirements using safe welding practices.
4.2 Appropriate action is taken to report faults or remedy defects in materials or welding equipment, including adjustments to settings, electrodes and welding technique.


5 Clean up

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, codes of practice and job specification.
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
5.3 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 welding using the Electric Arc method. 


Pearsons basic skills Chapter 9. Pages 430-443.Worksheets 4-5.

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.Assessemenr 1- Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS.
2Practical Tasks- Weld using the Electric Arc methodStudents Electric weld steel plate using tools and equipment in workshop. Student book required for self assessment.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.
Assessment 2- Practicle task completion of A14. A15, A16, A17, A18.


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 A14, A15, A16, A17, A18. (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, 1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.   30%
Assessment 2 - Practical tasks of Electric welding steel plate  A14, A15, A16, A17, A18 .Element 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.3, 5.3.   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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