Basic Plumbing Skills,
4th Edition

Dean Carter

ISBN-13: 9780170424691 | ISBN-10: 0170424693

Copyright 2021

| Published 2021

| 508 pages

List Price USD $66.50


Basic Plumbing Skills, 4e meets the requirements of the latest national Training Package for the Certificate III in Plumbing and covers how to complete activities safely and effectively in the plumbing services area. You’ll get the knowledge, skills and awareness you need to be successful in the plumbing industry, as well as information on safe work practices. This text covers topics such as: Carry out WHS requirements Provide first aid Workplace communication Use plumbing hand and power tools Welding References to AS/NZS 3500:2020, referred to in the Plumbing Code of Australia, will get you familiar with the codes throughout your training.

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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.

  • New 'Learning task' box at the end of every topic scaffolds learning through questioning or activities
  • MindTap containing NEW instructional videos
  • New chapter, 'Provide first aid'
  • New content: work safely at height, work safely on roofs and handling asbestos
  • New 'Get it right' feature at the end of each chapter reinforces the practical skills components
  • New chapter organisation - the units are now clustered into four parts. Each part provides a progressive and practical learning experience that reflects how training is conducted
  • Worksheet icons indicate when to stop reading and complete assigned tasks, and help assess student understanding of chapter topics
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  • ‘From experience’ 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
  • ‘Green tip’ boxes highlight the applications of sustainable technology, materials, or products in the industry and keep students up to date with important environmental trends in plumbing
  • ‘Caution’ boxes identify safety issues and urgent safety reminders for tradespeople working on site

Table of Contents

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Unit 1 – Carry out WHS requirements
Unit 2 – Provide first aid (New)
Unit 3 – Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
Unit 4 – Carry out interactive workplace communication

Unit 5 – Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

Unit 6 – Handle and store plumbing materials
Unit 7 – Use plumbing hand and power tools

Unit 8 – Cut and join sheet metal
Unit 9 – Mark-out materials
Unit 10A – Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
Unit 10B – Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

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Basic Plumbing Skills

  • ISBN-10: 0170424693
  • ISBN-13: 9780170424691

Price USD$ 66.50


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