Course Title: Install water mains pipe systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3171 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Install water mains pipe systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 12

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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Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

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Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required to install water mains pipe systems, as part of a broader plumbing requirement, to support new services.
It includes the minimum criteria for competency assessment.   This unit includes testing of mains pipe systems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BCPDR3004A Install water mains pipe systems


1. Plan and prepare
2. Set out and excavate
3. Install mains pipeline
4. Test mains pipe system
5. 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.