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PMBWELD301E Join Polyethylene Plastic Pipelines Using Butt Welding

PSAH Training and Recruitment (RTO#45691) offers the nationally recognised PMBWELD301E – Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using butt welding with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.

PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd use McElroy butt fusion machinery to deliver the PMBWELD301E – Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using butt welding. Our trainers and assessors are certified McElroy butt welding instructors and we deliver our training and assessment in line with McElroy Manufacturing Industry guidelines, and the Plastics Industry Piping Association of Australia guidelines:

  • PIPA POP003 Butt fusion jointing of PE pipes and fittings – Recommended parameters
  • PIPA POP004 Polyethylene pipe and fitting compounds
  • PIPA POP 005 Packaging, handling and storage of polyethylene pipes and fittings
  • PIPA POP014 Assessment of polyethylene welds
  • The International standard for Butt fusion of Polyethylene pipe ISO 21307-2017 Plastic pipes and fittings – Butt fusion jointing procedures for Polyethylene (PE) pipes and fittings used in the construction of gas and water distribution systems

Where can it take your career?

The PMBWELD301E – Join polyethylene plastic pipelines using butt welding is the latest nationally accredited unit of competency designed for students who want to achieve success in the butt welding industry.

This unit is perfect for learners who are:

  • Seeking to gain the knowledge and skills to butt weld polyethylene (PE) plastic pipelines undertaken in the field and in factory conditions, where pipelines may be for transmission of gas or liquids

How is the unit delivered?

Training is delivered via face to face training and assessment.

Unit Duration: This unit is designed to be completed in up to 3 days.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 24 hours, depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read PSAH Training and Recruitment Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

What will you learn in PMBWELD301E?

This unit is designed to develop your expertise in industrial welding. Among others, you will learn to:

  • Identify materials as being compatible for welding
  • Calculate appropriate pipe welding parameters
  • Maintain and calibrate welding equipment
  • Perform welding to required standard
  • Assess quality of completed joints

You will also learn basic chainsaw safety to satisfy the duty of care when cutting the pipework.

How is the unit structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following assessment methods:

  • Face to face training delivery
  • Trainer demonstration and Return demonstration
  • Self-paced learning
  • Scenario-based assessments
  • Practical skills demonstration assessments
  • Questioning – Written or Verbal

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal pre-requisite requirements for this unit of competency according to the training package requirements.

What are the resources needed to complete the unit?

To support you in your new unit with PSAH Training and Recruitment, we will provide access to:

  • Learner Guides
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Standards
  • All machineries and materials including:
    • Hydraulic activated butt welding machines
    • Pipe supports
    • Measurement devices, including:
      • Pressure gauges
      • Timers
      • Temperature probes
      • Callipers
      • Computer-based pressure/temperature monitors
    • Cleaning equipment
    • Spray equipment
  • Additional tools and equipment will be selected as required from:
    • Hand tools used in this process
    • Hoists/lifting equipment not requiring any special permits or licences
    • Manual handling aids, such as hand carts and trolleys
  • The following personal protective equipment:
    • Safety glasses/goggles
    • Earmuffs/earplugs
    • Safety gloves

To complete your unit, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • Computer/laptop with relevant software such as, but not limited to, the following:
    • Internet access through Google Chrome
    • MS Word and PowerPoint
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including:
    • Long pants
    • Long sleeves
    • Steel capped boots

On top of the resources for study, we also provide the following:

PSAH Morning tea and lunch

  • Morning tea supplied (Tea, coffee, and biscuits) but the students MUST supply their own lunch
  • There is a fridge and kitchen amenities available at the PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility

Parking at PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility

  • Onsite parking is limited at the PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd facility but there is parking available on Robson Street

What you need on the day of the course

For classes, students will need to bring a valid drivers licence or valid form of Identification (Government issued I.D. card), ensure they are fit to work and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and MUST supply their own lunch.

What is the unit fee?

For course fees and locations click on the BOOK NOW tab.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.

Group bookings and Onsite course delivery

For group bookings and Onsite course delivery please get in contact with PSAH Training and Recruitment Pty Ltd for a quote.

What are the Qualification Pathways?

Once enrolled, you may also consider additional training to complement your welding skills with courses such as:

  • PMB30121 Certificate III in Polymer Processing*
  • PMB40121 Certificate IV in Polymer Technology*
  • UEG30120 Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations*
  • UEG40220 Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations*
  • NWP30219 Certificate III in Water Industry Operations*
  • AHC32419 Certificate III in Irrigation Technology*

*These courses are not offered by PSAH Training and Recruitment.

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Due to the high-risk nature of the unit, RPL pathway is identical to the Assessment Only Pathway,
where students are required to complete the assessment activities as a challenge test of their existing knowledge and skills competency.

Please read PSAH Training and Recruitment Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.