Course Title: Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6261C

Course Title: Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

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: 8

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 plan the layout of sanitary drainage systems for residential buildings.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information, plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with planning the layout of sanitary drainage systems 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 planning of sanitary drainage systems' layouts.


2. Plan system layout

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Site inspection is undertaken to determine job requirements.
2.2 Quantity, location and type of fixtures are determined from design drawings, plans and elevations.
2.3 Layout of sanitary drainage system is planned according to plans and relevant Australian standards.
2.4 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied to the plan.
2.5 Materials and fixtures required are determined from the proposed design.
2.6 Plans are recorded according to workplace requirements.


3. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
3.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
3.3 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 sessions and is assessed together with the  following clustered units:

Session NumberTopic                                       Learning Activities/Resources                   Elements/ Performance Criteria                                        Assessments                          
1Theory of installing discharge pipes to the following fixtures:
Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 4 Pgs 87-128
Pearson’s Chapt. 4 Powerpoint

Introduce AS/NZS 3500
Parts 2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 4

Worksheets 1 - 2


2Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksRecording Book1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6Sign off theory, underpinning questions and SWMS in Student Sign-off Book, Enter on Atlas


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services Skills Sanitary Drainage 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  (Weighting 70%)

Assessment 2 –  Completed SWMS.(weighting 30%)

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 tasksWorkbook Element 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.370%
Assessment 2 - SWMSSWMS 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.630%


Other Information

Academic Misconduct

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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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