Course Title: Install water pumpsets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6267C

Course Title: Install water pumpsets

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 install and test water pumps.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets


1 Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

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


2 Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Location of pump is determined following site inspection.
2.2 Pump base requirements are identified from drawings and specifications using relevant information.
2.3 Required 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 water pumpsets.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pump base is set out to comply with drawings and specifications.
3.2 Pump base is constructed according to drawings and specifications.
3.3 Pump and pump controls are installed according to relevant Australian standards, drawings, specifications and manufacturer instructions.
3.4 Fuel tank fitting, alignment of shafts and couplings, and the use of mechanical joints comply with relevant specifications and manufacturer instructions.
3.5 Pressure testing of piping system is conducted according to specifications.
3.6 Pumpset is tested according to specifications and test data is recorded in required format.

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:

CPCPDR2014A- Install storm water and sub soil drainage systems.

CPCPDR2015A- Drain work site.

CPCPDR2016A- Install pre fabricated inspection openings and enclosures.


Session Number         Topic                                             Learning Activities/Resources                  Elements/ Performance Criteria                Assessments                  

Theory of install water pump sets in storm water applications. 

Pearson’s Chapt. 8 Powerpoint

Pearsons basic Water. Chapt. 8 Pgs 249-282

Students complete worksheets 1-2-3-4

Introduce AS/NZS 3500

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 
1 Cont….Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksStudents complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book.1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS
2Practical Tasks- Install water pumpsStudents install water pumps using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Assessment 2 – Practical installation of tasks B07A, B07B, B07C, B07D.


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 of tasks B07A, B07B, B07C, B07D.  (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  from Workbook1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.530%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of B07A, B07B, B07C, B07D                                                                              3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.1, 4.2, 4.370%


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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