Course Title: Drain worksite

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3171 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Drain worksite

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 4

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.

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Teaching Period(s)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to remove water from a work site, either temporarily or permanently, through stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems. It includes the installation of submersible and non-submersible type pumps, suitable for pumping unscreened roof water, sub-soil water and surface water.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and services sector in accordance with relevant Australian Standards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCPDR2005A Drain worksite


1. Prepare for work
2. Identify installation requirements
3. Prepare and excavate site
4. Install permanent/ temporary drainage
5. Operate drainage system
6. Clean up

Learning Outcomes

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.