Course Title: Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL6258C

Course Title: Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to determine installation requirements and to fabricate, install and test non-ferrous pressure pipe.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Plans and specifications and any special instructions are obtained.

1.2. Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with the fabrication and installation of non-ferrous pressure piping 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 fabrication and installation of non-ferrous pressure piping


2 Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Pipework configuration is identified from plans, specifications and authorities’ requirements

2.2 Position of pipes and equipment is determined from plans and specifications, site requirements and so as not to cause damage or interference to sorrounding structures or fittings

2.3 Measurements for fabrication or assembly are determined and transferred

2.4 Quantity and type of materials required are calculated from plans and specifications according to regulatory authorities and workplace requirements

2.5 Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures

2.6 Materials are checked for compliance with docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.



3 Fabricate, install and test pipe system.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. System is set out in compliance with design drawings or instructions

3.2 Fixings and supports are installed to manufacturer requirements, job plans, specifications and standards...

3.3. Pipe system is fabricated and jointed according to plans, standards and manufacturer requirements

. .
3.4 Pipe system is installed in specified location without damage or distortion to pipework or surrounding environment or other services.

3.5. Pipe system is tested and documented to comply with job specification, authorities' requirements, standards, codes and installation requirements

3.6 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process..



4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, 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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