Course Title: Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6257C

Course Title: Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

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: 18

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

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to set out, cut and flash a roof and wall penetration.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

.1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained from job supervisor and site inspection.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with the flashing of penetrations through roofs and walls are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.
1.4 Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.5 Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient flashing of penetrations through roofs and walls.
1.7 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process.


2 Identify flashing requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Roof and wall penetrations are identified from plans and specifications.
2.2 Penetrations are assessed to allow for the location of existing and future services.
2.3 Material requirements are calculated from the job specification, in compliance with standards.
2.4 Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.5 Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.


3 Flash penetrations.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Fabrication is undertaken according to plans and specifications.
3.2 Penetration is positioned and cut in compliance with plans, specifications and site measurements.
3.3 Structural supports are installed according to plans, specifications and the building code.
3.4 Opening is prepared in compliance with plans and specifications, manufacturer recommendations and regulations.
3.5 Proprietary or purpose-made flashing is fitted according to standards, plans, specifications and regulations.
3.6 Where required, sealant is applied in compliance with specifications and manufacturer recommendations.
3.7 Penetration is performance tested to ensure correct fit of completed installation, and remedied as required.


4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, codes of practice and job specification.
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.3 Information is accessed and documentation completed according to workplace requirements.

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 WHS principles.

Teaching Schedule

This unit is delivered over 2 session

Session Number                 Topic                                                                                                  Learning Activities/Resources                                                                        Elements/ Performance         criteriaAssessments                                                                                                                                
Session 1Study the fabrication, jointing techniques and installation of non-ferrous pipes used in the plumbing industryBasic Plumbing Services Skills water supply 2nd edition chapter 1
Pearsons power point Introduce SWMS requirements
1.1 / 2.6.Ass 1 Complete underpinning question in student recording book
and SWMS

Ass 2 – Practice fabrication made to measure as per drawing & tested to 1500kpa ( A24 )

Session 2Introduce SWMS requirementsComplete worksheets
1-4 in Basic Plumbing Service
1.1 / 2.6Ass 3 – Fabricate flow and return pipes to the header as per job profile drawing ( A25 )

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. Basic Plumbing Services Skills Water Supply 2nd edition Revised
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

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
Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)
Assessment 2 – Practice fabrication A24 (weighting 30%)
Assessment 3 – Flow and return to header (A25) (weighting 40%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three 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 – Written tasks - Workbook                                             Element 1.1 to 2.6                                                                                      30%
Assessment 2 - Practice fabrication A24.                                                Element 3.1 to 5.3                                                                                      30%
Assessment 3 – Flow and return to header .                                          Element 3.1 to 5.3                                                                                      40% 

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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