Course Title: Set out and install water services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6259C

Course Title: Set out and install water services

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 4468


Nominal Hours: 36

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 install heated, cold and tempered water services from the water supply to the fixture or points of discharge and storage.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawings, plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with setting out and installing water services 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 and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
1.5 Tools and equipment for setting out and installing water piping systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient setting out and installation of water services.


2 Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Quantity and type of materials required are calculated from drawings and specifications or site inspection and comply with relevant Australian standards and other information.
2.2 Materials and equipment are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.3 Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with relevant Australian standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.
2.4 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.


3 Install and test pipe system.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pipelines and fixture connection points are set out according to drawings and specifications or job instructions, with consideration given to the location of existing services.
3.2 Trenches are excavated according to relevant Australian standards and authorities' requirements.
3.3 Installation of supports and clips are checked for compliance with job specification, authorities' requirements and manufacturer recommendations.
3.4 Pipes are installed and jointed according to job specifications, design layout and relevant Australian standards without damage or distortion to pipework, or surrounding environment and other services.
3.5 Installation to point of discharge is tested to comply with relevant Australian standards and authorities' requirements, and adjusted.


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 Documentation is 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 sessions and is assessed together with the  following clustered units:

CPCPSN3022A - Install discharge pipes, 

CPCPSN3024A - Install and fit off sanitary fixtures,

CPCPWT3026A - Fit off and commission heated and cold water services. 

Session Number          Topic                                              Learning Activities/Resources                   Elements/ Performance Criteria                 Assessments                  
1 Theory of set out and install water services for “roughing in” hot and cold water services to the following:
Bathroom including, shower, bath, basin WC,
Kitchen including,
sink, dish washer, electric HWS,
Laundry including,
trough, clothes wash machine,
Ablution including, urinal.
Pearsons, Basic Water Supply 2nd Edition.
Chapt. 3 Pgs 73-92

Pearson’s Chapt. 3 Powerpoint

AS/NZS 3500
Parts 3 and 4 Hot and Cold Water Supply

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 Pearsons Basic Water Supply 2nd Edition.
Chapt. 3
Worksheet 1 - 2
1 Cont…. Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasks Recording Book 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Sign off theory, underpinning questions and SWMS in Student Sign-off Book, Enter on Atlas
2 Practical Tasks Recording Book 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Practical Assessments, Tasks 28A, 29A, 30A, 31A

Following assessment clean up site, store and maintain tools, recycle re-usable material.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Basic Plumbing Services Skills Water Supply 2nd edition
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 2 different types of assessment tasks
Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)

Assessment 2 – Practical installation of water pipework for the following plumbing areas:

                               Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry, Ablution Area (weighting 70%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in both 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, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5    30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of water pipework to plumbing areas Element 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
                                                                                                                                                        4.1, 4.2, 4.3   70%

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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