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This qualification reflects the role of a drainer, responsible for carrying out installation of below ground stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, sanitary drainage systems, domestic treatment plants, on-site disposal systems and trench support, locating and clearing blockages and/or installing prefabricated inspection openings and chambers.
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Completion of this qualification indicates that a person has the practical skills and operational knowledge to perform routine drainage tasks in a defined context, usually working under direct supervision.
This qualification includes units of competency common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry as well as specialist drainage units and can provide a pathway to further learning and work in the plumbing industry.
The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to drainage in some states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.