Course Title: Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUIL6291C

Course Title: Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - 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: 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 calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances operating on natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) not exceeding 200kPa.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances


1 Prepare for work.

2 Identify natural ventilation requirements.

3 Install ventilation and test appliance.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Design drawings, specifications and any special instructions are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with calculating and installing natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4 Appropriate work notices and required documentation are completed and dispatched according to authorities' requirements.
1.5 Tasks are planned in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.6 Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.7 Work area is prepared to support efficient calculation and installation of natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances.
2.1 Gas load and design requirements are determined from design drawings, plans, specifications and given information.
2.2 Source and path of air supply are determined to comply with standards, plans and specifications of the job.
2.3 Free ventilation area is calculated in required format and confirmed as being according to standards, plans and specifications.
2.4 Ventilation openings are calculated in required format and positioned in compliance with standards.
2.5 Quantity and type of materials and other components required are estimated from design drawing or on-site dimensions and ordered according to workplace requirements.
3.1 Ventilation is installed in compliance with building codes and standards without damage to the building structure, surrounding environment or other services.
3.2 Appliance and flues are tested and adjusted where necessary for operation and compliance with standards.
3.3 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation.
4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, 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 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

Session NumberTopic                                            Learning Activities/Resources                        Elements/Performance criteriaAssessments
1Theory of Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances Pearsons Gas services chap 14. pgs 327-343. worksheets1, 2, 3. Pearsons Gas chap 14 PPT. Introduce AS5601 2013. 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 
1 cont’d Students complete Swms, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
2Practical task- Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliancesStudents calculate natural ventillation in simulated work space incorporating water heater, cooker & space heater. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3Assessment 2- Practical installation of task 22.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

AS5601 2013

Overview of Assessment

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


Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Assessment 2- Completion of 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 installationof tasks 22. (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, 1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.530%
Assessment 2- Completion of practical task 22.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 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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