Course Title: Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3312 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 8

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term1 2015,
Term2 2015

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to fusion weld polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) (approved as per Australian standards) polymer pipes, and test joints in polymer pipe up to DN100 for water, sanitary and stormwater application only.

In some jurisdictions, this unit of competency may form part of accreditation, licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method


1. Prepare for work.

2. Identify welding requirements.

3. Weld and pressure test pipes.

4. Clean up.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

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.