Course Title: Set out and install water services

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6259C

Course Title: Set out and install water services

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - 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.

In some jurisdictions, this unit of competency may form part of accreditation, licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services


1 Prepare for work.


2 Identify installation requirements.


3 Install and test pipe system.


4 Clean up.

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                  
1Theory 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, 1.6Pearsons Basic Water Supply 2nd Edition.
Chapt. 3
Worksheet 1 - 2
1 Cont….Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksRecording Book1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Sign off theory, underpinning questions and SWMS in Student Sign-off Book, Enter on Atlas
2Practical TasksRecording Book3.1, 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 must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Task 1

  • Complete the resource book work sheets (Pearson Basic   water supply 2nd Editionand Student Leaners Recourse Book)
  • Complete theory test/Underpinning questions (may be Verbal, print 70based or computer based) and submit for assessment.
  • Complete a SWMS document appropriate for the task, sign and submit for assessment.

Task 2

Practical tasks


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2























































To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

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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