Course Title: Handle and store plumbing materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: OMGT5025C

Course Title: Handle and store plumbing materials

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: 6

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 safely handle and store plumbing materials and to identify and address environmental concerns and associated hazards, including the disposal of waste.
It addresses work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements to minimise risk to the health and safety of personnel and to the environment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials


1 Prepare for work.

2 Identify hazard and risk control information and measures.

3 Handle, sort and stack materials.

4 Store and transport materials.

5 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1   Work health and safety and environmental requirements associated with handling and   storage of plumbing materials are adhered to throughout the work.
1.2 Personal protective equipment (PPE) is selected, correctly fitted and used according to the requirements of the job.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4 Environmental and waste management requirements are identified and applied.
1.5 Tools and equipment for handling materials and goods, non-hazardous waste and liquids are selected for the job requirements, checked for serviceability and any faults reported to supervisor.
1.6 Run-off devices are installed and the maintenance process is determined.
1.7 Material safety data sheets (MSDS) are located and interpreted for plumbing materials to be handled.

2.1 Hazards are identified and reported to designated personnel according to workplace procedures.
2.2 Procedures, instructions and information for controlling hazards and risks are identified and adhered to.
2.3 Procedures for dealing with accidents, fires and emergencies are adhered to.

3.1 Handling characteristics of materials are identified and safe manual handling techniques are applied.
3.2 Materials are identified, selected, stored, stacked, stockpiled and protected clear of traffic ways, for ease of identification, retrieval, prevention of damage and cross-contamination according to legislative, manufacturer and workplace requirements.
3.3 Signage and barricades are erected to isolate stored materials from workplace traffic or access.
3.4 Hazardous material is identified for separate handling by authorised persons.

4.1 Materials are stored and transported correctly and safely according to MSDS and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
4.2 Hazardous material is identified for separate storage, transport and handling by authorised persons.
4.3 Materials, including flammable liquid and material, gases, bulk liquids and petroleum products are stored in their allocated areas and identified bins and containers according to workplace requirements.
4.4 Hazardous materials are transported and handled according to regulatory requirements, including appropriate signage, markings and safety precautions.
4.5 Environment is protected through correct storage and handling of materials.
4.6 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.

5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
5.2 Tools, equipment and signage are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
5.3 Spilt liquids and waste material are removed and disposed of according to environmental and safety plans and workplace requirements.
5.4 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 course involves the delivery of following key topics over 6hrs





Learning Activities/Resources      Elements/ Performance criteria
Session 1Theory of: Handle and Store Plumbing Materials;
• Introduction
• OHS/WHS requirements
• Identification and Reporting Hazards
• Materials Identification, Selection and Sorting
• Material Properties
• Material Classification
• Handling, Transportation and Storage
• Principles of Safe Lifting

Basic Pearson’s book Chapter 5 Work book

Both teacher led and self-directed learning activities.

Power-point and whiteboard presentation.

Completion of learning resources book for Handle and Store Plumbing Materials and work sheets 1-3

1.1 to 5.3• Under-pinning questions
• Completion of SWMS sheets
• Completion of worksheets 1-3
Session 2Practical drawing of design layout for Storage and HandlingTeacher led discussion and whiteboard presentation3.1, 3.2Task 1. Design storage facility inside site container.
Task 2. Design storage facility for ute.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearson’s, Basic Plumbing Services Skills. Class notes and references will also be provided to students when required.


Plumbing Services Learners Resource 1st Year Workbook Student Self Assessment Guide  


Other Resources

Appropriate DVD’s from Safety Care Australia

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 four assessment tasks,
• A written test of underpinning theory knowledge
• Successful completion of 3 worksheets from Pearson’s book
• Practical design 1 drawing of storage facility inside site container.
• Practical design 2 drawing storage facility for ute.

Successful completion is achieved if the student completes all assessment tasks to industry standards.

Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS – Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element                 Percentage Weighting
Written testElement 1 - 520%
WorksheetsElement 1 - 530%
Practical design 1Element 3.1 – 3.225%
Practical design 2Element 3.1 – 3.225%

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 RMIT University Homepage.

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