Course Title: Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3269 Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Title: Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 8

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Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use and interpret plans and specifications associated with construction work, and accurately complete measurements and calculations to establish quantities of materials for plumbing work. The unit requires the interpretation of plans, drawings and specifications to interpret requirements, and making measurements and calculations to determine quantities of plumbing materials.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM2004A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities


1. Prepare for work.

2. Identify types of drawings and their functions.

3. Recognise commonly used scales, symbols and abbreviations.

4. Locate and identify key features on a services plan.

5. Read and interpret job specifications.

6. Obtain measurements and perform calculations.

7. Calculate material quantities.

8. 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.