Course Title: Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6265C

Course Title: Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

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 4468


Nominal Hours: 20

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 and fit off sanitary fixtures. It applies to the installation of sanitary plumbing, including the connection of discharge pipes to sanitary plumbing and drainage, including soil and waste fixtures.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing and fitting off sanitary fixtures 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, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient installation and fitting off of sanitary fixtures.


2 Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2 Identify installation requirements. 2.1 Position of sanitary fixtures is determined according to plans, specifications and site requirements.
2.2 Quantity and type of materials, including pipe materials required, are calculated from design drawings and specifications.
2.3 Materials and equipment are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.4 Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with relevant Australian standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.


3 Install and fit off sanitary fixtures.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Set out is checked for compliance with design drawings, manufacturers' instructions, relevant authorities’ requirements and information.
3.2 Fixtures are positioned and installed to comply with plans, specifications and manufacturer requirements.
3.3 Fixtures, components and pipework are assembled, installed and tested to manufacturer requirements, job specification and relevant Australian standards.
3.4 Fixtures are installed and connected without damage or distortion to fixture, pipework, surrounding environment or other services.
3.5 Completed installation is checked for correct functioning and compliance with specifications.


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, 

CPCPWT3021A - Set out and install water services,

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

Session Number          Topic                                              Learning Activities/Resources                   Elements/ Performance Criteria                 Assessments                  
1 Theory of installing and fitting off sanitary fixtures in the following rooms:
Bathroom including, shower, bath, basin WC,
Kitchen including,
sink, dish washer, electric HWS,
Laundry including,
trough, clothes wash machine,
Ablution including, urinal.
Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 8 Pgs 241-288

Pearson’s Chapt. 8 Powerpoint

Introduce AS/NZS 3500
Parts 2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage 

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 8

Worksheets 1 - 3

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 28C, 29C, 30C, 31C

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


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 and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)

Assessment 2 – Practical installation and fit off of sanitary fixtures 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 and fit off of sanitary fixtures 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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