Basic Plumbing Services Skills,
3rd Edition

Dean Carter

ISBN-13: 9780170361972 | ISBN-10: 0170361977

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 444 pages

List Price USD $68.25


The Plumbing Skills series provides learners with the knowledge, skills and awareness they will need to be successful in the plumbing industry. The series is structured to build step-by-step knowledge, working from general/foundation subjects towards more specific and technical detail as they progress. It develops problem-solving skills, combining safe work practices with professional skills and a thorough understanding of how and why things are done in a certain way. - Work Health and Safety (WHS) boxes identify critical points for concern - Sustainability boxes lead on up-to-date environmental information - Employability boxes outline the responsibilities of employees, including skills they need to acquire and real-life challenges they may face at work References to AS/NZS 3500:2015, referred to in the Plumbing Code of Australia, prompts familiarity with the codes throughout their training.

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Meet the Authors

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Dean Carter has been a full-time teacher at TAFE NSW since 2008. He has taught all the plumbing specialised streams of Certificates III and IV. Prior to his teaching career, Dean was a licensed plumber, gasfitter, and drainer with a solid understanding of CAD, hydraulic and plumbing design for both residential and commercial sectors. Since joining TAFE NSW, he has been involved in writing exams, validation processes and authoring resources for the institute. He is currently A/Education & Training Team Leader – Plumbing & Water Industry Infrastructure, Energy and Construction at Mount Druitt College.

  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) boxes outline critical WHS issues within the workplace
  • Sustainability plumbing boxes throughout the text keeps students up to date with important environmental trends in plumbing
  • Content has been revised to include up-to-date industry information, technologies and best practices
  • Test bank questions in Word help instructors plan, design, and implement Assessments more effectively
  • Robust Online Instructor Support Package, and Student Companion Website for additional teaching and study tools
  • Employability boxes outline the responsibilities of employees, including skills they need to acquire and real-life challenges they may face at work
  • New images and figures throughout the text for greater topic understanding
  • Covers new Standards - AS/NZS 5601:2013, 3500:2015 & AS HB39:2015
  • End of chapter summaries to reinforce topic
  • Spiral bound for ease of use in class and onsite settings
  • Worksheets help assess student understanding of topic
  • Worksheet icons indicate when to stop reading and complete assigned tasks
  • Student activities throughout to keep them engaged and up to speed on topics
  • Key competencies linked to each chapter opener

Table of Contents

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1. Work health and safety
2. Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
3. Carry out interactive workplace communication
4. Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
5. Handle and store plumbing materials
6. The tools of the plumbing trade
7. Cut and join sheet metal
8. Mark out materials
9. Welding using oxyacetylene and arc welding equipment

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Basic Plumbing Services Skills

  • ISBN-10: 0170361977
  • ISBN-13: 9780170361972

Price USD$ 68.25


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