Course Title: Install sewerage pumpsets

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6271C

Course Title: Install sewerage pumpsets

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: 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 sewerage pumps, and install and test small bore macerators.

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:

CPCPSN3026A Install sewerage pumpsets


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 sewerage 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 sewerage pumpsets, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient installation of sewerage pumpsets.


2. Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Location of pump is determined following site inspection.
2.2 Pump base requirements are determined from plans and specifications and other relevant information.
2.3 Materials and equipment are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.4 Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation.


3. Install sewerage pump equipment.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pump is set out to comply with plans, specifications, site requirements or job instructions, with consideration given to the location of existing services.
3.2 Pumping equipment is installed in specified locations using recommended fixings.
3.3 Pipework and pump controls are connected according to plans, specifications, manufacturer requirements and standards.
3.4 Pumping equipment and related pipework are tested according to standards and manufacturer recommendations, and test data is recorded in required format.


4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to state and territory legislation and workplace procedures.
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

Session numberTopic                                                Learning activities/resourceElements/performance criteriaAssessments
1Theory of install sewerage pump sets.Pearsons Sanitary & Drainage chap 10.1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6. 
1 cont’dSwms, underpinnings, formative tasks.Students complete Swms, underpinnings in student recording books.1.2, 2.1, .2., 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
 2 Practical task - Install sewerage pump sets. Students Install sewerage pumps in workshop using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book for self assessment.  3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,4.1, 4.2, 4.3. Assessment 2- Practical installation of task 40.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2


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 installationof task 40. (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 taskElement/PC                                                  Percentage weighting
Assessment 1- Written tasks from workbook1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, .2., 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 30%
Assessment 2- Practical installation of 40.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4,4.1, 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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