Course Title: Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EMPL5899

Course Title: Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2214 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit of competency describes the outcomes to distinguish and determine opportunities and pathways of employment in the plumbing industry.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU20534 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry


1. Locate information on the history of plumbing

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key milestones and developments in plumbing are listed to establish past, present and emerging trends in the plumbing industry.
1.2 Information on the history and key milestones is systematically gathered and organised for future reference.


2. Define sectors in the plumbing industry

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Different streams and sectors in the plumbing industry are identified and discussed to identify options for employment.
2.2 The range of roles and responsibilities of personnel in the plumbing industry are distinguished to identify key stakeholders.


3. Use information to support career pathway opportunities in the plumbing industry

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Sources of information that relate to employment opportunities in the plumbing industry are identified.
3.2 Methods and strategies to gain employment are applied and documented to enhance opportunities.
3.3 Resources are used to seek employment opportunities in the plumbing industry.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number  Topic                                                                 






Session  1

 Theory of Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry.

Complete SWMS.

 Internet access

Competency , Range statement

 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 Completed SWMS

Underpinning Questions

 Session 2

Plumbing , History ,sectors/streams , pathways ,roles & responsibilities

List strategies , methods ,sources &  resources to gain employment in plumbing industry

 Internet access  1.1 , 1.2 ,2.1 , 2.2 ,3.1, 3.2, 3.3

 Written assignment 1

Cover Letter ( Write simple documents )


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

Internet access

Competency range statement

Trade journels


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards.
Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - completed SWMS , Underpinning Questions                                                                               ( Weighting 30 %)
2. Assessment 2 - Completion of Assignment  1          Cover letter (Write Simple Documents                            ( Weighting 70 % )
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task                Element/ PC                                                                                                                                             Percentage Weighting

Assessment 1                     - SWMS & Underpinning Questions -                                                    Element 1.1   to   3.3                         30%
Assessment 2                     - Assignment  1 & Cover Letter ( Write Simple Documents )                            1.1   to    3.3                        70% 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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