Course image Introduction to the plumber occupation - LA1-LP1
Plumber
Introduction to the plumber occupation
  • World of work for a plumber
  • Career opportunities of a plumber  

Course image A regulatory framework for plumbers -LA1-LP3
Plumber
A regulatory framework for plumbers  
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993), including Driven Machinery Regulations, last amended 24 June 2015
  • Mine, Health and Safety Act (Act No. 29 of 1996) and Regulations
  • National and international environmental standards
  • SANS Codes 
  • Construction Regulations
  • ISO 22846-1 and ISO 22846-2

Course image Application of occupational health and safety
Plumber
Application of occupational health and safety
  • Safety precautions and safe practices for working in the plumber environment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety symbols and color-coding 
  • Fundamentals of isolating and locking out equipment and processes
  • Fundamentals of securing worksites
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment (HIRA)
  • Environmental protection and pollution concepts
  • Incident reporting
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Worksite safety procedures
  • Roles and responsibilities of a health and safety representative
  • An emergency situation in work situations

Course image Principle of Sanitation and Plumbing legislation
Plumber
KM-01-KT01:
  • KT0101 Principle of sanitation
  • KT0102 Description and technique of wastewater treatment
  • KT0103 Types, characteristics, and properties of wastewater
  • KT0104 Types and characteristics of diseases caused by poor sanitation
  • KT0105 Principles and functions of standards and codes of practice; and their relationship with bylaws

Course image Theories and principles of relevant environmental sustainability requirements
Plumber
KM-02-KT01:
  • KT0101 National Environmental Management Act applicable to plumbing and how they impact or affect the work activities on a plumbing project/site
  • KT0102 Global, regional, and local environmental issues
  • KT0103 Environmental aspects and impacts
  • KT0104 Environment education and the work environment
  • KT0105 Plumbing and environmental sustainability
  • KT0106 Eco footprint
  • KT0107 Pollution types and their impact

Course image Concepts, theories and principles of energy efficiency
Plumber
KM-02-KT02:
  • KT0201 - Energy efficiency legislation applicable to plumbing and how they impact or affect the work activities on a plumbing project/site
  • KT0202 - Energy saving
  • KT0203 - Managing water usage
  • KT0204 - Waste management

Course image Theories, concepts and principles of ethics
Plumber
KM-02-KT03:
  • KT0301 - Ethics Defined
  • KT0302 - Implementing Ethics in the Workplace
  • KT0303 - Employer / Employee Rights
  • KT0304 - Business and Social Responsibilities
  • KT0305 - Ethical Decisions
  • KT0306 - Unethical Behaviour

Course image Types, properties and functions of tools and equipment
Plumber
KM-03-KT01:
  • KT0101 Describe the uses and functions of tools and equipment used in the installation of drainage systems and sanitary installations
Course image Drawings, and Applied Sciences
Plumber
KM-04-KT01:
  • KT0101 Concepts and functions of drawings
  • KT0102 Uses of Drawings and Symbols
  • KT0103 Interpretations of scale and dimensions of a drawing
  • KT0104 Uses of specifications and standards
  • KT0105 Safe uses and storage of drawings
Course image Gradients and Levelling and the Basic principles of Excavation
Plumber
KM-04-KT02:
  • KT0201 Theory, principles, and properties of Gradients, Fall and Levelling
  • KT0202 Description, properties, and functions of Levelling Equipment
  • KT0203 Principles and properties of Safe Excavating and Trenching
  • KT0204 Description and properties of Soil and Stability, and the function of Soil Testing and Protective Systems
  • KT0205 Principles and procedures of Safe Working Practice when: entering and exiting excavations; storing materials and mobile equipment; hazardous gases are present and ; someone is buried alive
  • KT0206 Procedures when Working with Excavators and Backhoe Loaders

Course image Basic principles of electricity pertaining to hot water cylinders
Plumber
KM-04-KT03:
  • KT0301  Safety procedures when working with electricity
  • KT0302 Principles, properties, and functions of the basic tools which measure electric current
  • KT0303 Characteristics, properties, and functions of electrical components

 

Course image Theory and Principles of drainage
Plumber
KM-05-KT01:
  • KT0101 Description and functions of above ground sanitary drainage systems
  • KT0102 Description and functions of below-ground drainage systems
  • KT0103 Description and functions of storm-water drainage systems
  • KT0104 Concepts and principles of gradients, sizing, venting, and access points
  • KT0105 Principles and functions of stacks, anchor blocks, pit latrines, french drains, and septic tanks
Course image Principles and properties of water
Plumber
KM-05-KT02
  • KT0201 Properties and attributes of water
  • KT0202 Principles and requirements of water treatment
  • KT0203 Characteristics of water pollution and its relationship to disease
  • KT0204 Types and properties of water

Course image Components, materials, and functions associated with above and below ground drainage systems
Plumber
KM-06-KT02: 

  • KT0201  Characteristics of vitrified clay; cast Iron; uPVC; concrete pipes and how they are joined: 
  • KT0202  Sockets, junctions, and bends.
  • KT0203  Stop end; a vent valve; a pan connector; SSN couplers.
  • KT0204  Gully trap; gully hopper; gully grating; gully surround.
  • KT0205  uPVC fittings.
  • KT0206  Types of traps.
  • KT0207  Concrete pipes.

Course image Theories, concepts, and principles related to planning and preparation of above ground sanitary drainage system
Plumber
KM-06-KT03:
  • KT0301  Characteristics and requirements of a single-stack system
  • KT0302  Theory and principles informing the calculation of fixture units - sizing and gradient - the characteristics of discharge pipes
  • KT0303  Principles and functions of branch connections and restriction zones
  • KT0304 Types, properties, and functions of vent stack sizing and provisions of ventilation pipes
  • KT0305  Principles and functions of access points

Course image Theories, concepts, and principles of planning and preparation of below-ground drainage systems
Plumber
KM-06-KT04:
  • KT0401  Theory and principles informing the calculation of volume and swell (bulking)
  • KT0402  Theory, principles, and requirements of design layout and sizing of a below-ground drainage system
  • KT0403  Theory and principles informing the calculation of fixture units - sizing and gradient – the characteristics of discharge pipes
Course image Theories, concepts, and principles related to the installation of above-ground sanitary drainage pipes and fittings installation
Plumber
KM-06-KT05:
  • KT0501 Methods of joining different types of drainage pipes
  • KT0502  Properties of bends and junctions
  • KT0503  Functions of vent valves
  • KT0504  Functions of bracketing and spacing
  • KT0505  Testing and commissioning

Course image Properties, characteristics, functions, and uses of different materials in building and plumbing
Plumber
KM-06-KT06:
  • KT0601 Principles, properties, and techniques of excavation, bedding, levelling, and laying
  • KT0602 Principles, characteristics, and requirements of concrete, PVC, and earthenware pipework
  • KT0603 Principles and functions of access points
  • KT0604 Principles and functions of gullies
  • KT0605 Principles and functions of water and air testing
  • KT0606 Characteristics and techniques of back-filling and compaction
Course image Types, properties, and functions of below-ground non- waterborne sanitary disposal systems
Plumber
KM-06-KT07:
  • KT0701 Types and characteristics of alternative sanitary disposal systems
  • KT0702 Principles, properties, and requirements of septic systems

Course image Components, materials and functions associated to of sanitary ware appliances.
Plumber
 KM-07-KT01:
  • KT0101 Types of materials used in the manufacture of sanitary ware appliances
  • KT0102  Properties, and functions of the different sanitary ware appliances
  • KT0103 Types of consumable plumbing materials

Course image Principles and procedures of Sanitary Ware Appliance Installation
Plumber
KM-07-KT02:
  • KT0201 Principles and procedures for the installation of a low-level pan
  • KT0202 Principles and procedures for the installation of a bidet
  • KT0203 Principles and procedures for the installation of the bath
  • KT0204 Principles and procedures for the installation of a wall-hung (bowl) urinal
  • KT0205 Principles and procedures for the installation of a washbasin
Course image Basic plumbing principles pertaining to hot and cold water systems - KM-08
Plumber
KM-08-KT01:
  • KT0101   Pressure
  • KT0102  Water flow
  • KT0103  Corrosion
  • KT0104  Thermal expansion characteristic of heated water

Course image Components, materials, and functions associated, and found in hot and cold water systems - KM-08
Plumber
KM-08-KT02:
  • KT0201  Description and functions of valves and isolating valves
  • KT0202  Description and function of taps
  • KT0203  Methods of heating; and types and properties of hot water heaters
  • KT0204  Types, properties, and functions of materials utilized in hot and cold water pipe reticulation
Course image Planning and preparation for an installation of hot and cold water reticulation installations
Plumber
KM-08-KT03:
  • KT0301  Theory, concepts, and principles of the sizing of pipes
  • KT0302  Theory, concepts, and principles informing the sizing of the hot water system
  • KT0303  Principles and procedures of site assessment
  • KT0304  Principle of risk assessment

Course image Installation of hot and cold pressure water pipes and pipe fittings
Plumber
KM-08-KT04:
  • KT0401  Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • KT0402  Procedures and methods of joining different types of pressure water pipes
  • KT0403  Procedures and requirements for the laying of pressure water pipes
  • KT0404  Testing procedure

Course image Concepts and principles related to the maintenance of hot and cold water systems
Plumber
KM-08-KT05:
  • KT0501  Principles and requirements of scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance
  • KT0502  Principle and procedures for repairing of domestic pipework

Course image Theories, concepts, and principles related to the informing maintenance and repairs to of above ground sanitary, and below ground, drainage systems.
Plumber
KM-09-KT01: 
  • KT0101  Characteristics of scheduled and unscheduled preventative maintenance
  • KT0102  Procedures and techniques of drain cleaning
  • KT0103  Repairs of below-ground uPVC drainage pipe; making a new branch connection; and repairs to an earthenware pipe.
Course image Theories, concepts, and principles related to the installation, maintenance, and repairs of fixed electric storage water heating systems
Plumber
KM-09-KT02
  • KT0201 Regulation and Code of Practice
  • KT0202 Description of open vented and closed system
  • KT0203 Characteristics of a balanced system
  • KT0204 Principle of an electrical safety isolation
  • KT0205 Processes and procedures to handle and lift hot water heater cylinder onto/ into the roof
  • KT0206 Principle and functions of the anti-siphon loop, and overflow and discharge pipes
  • KT0207 Processes and procedures to install thermal lagging and insulation
  • KT0208 Processes and procedures of commissioning and installation