Course Title: Size consumer gas piping systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6292C

Course Title: Size consumer gas piping systems

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 size consumer gas piping carrying 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:

CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems


1 Identify job requirements.

2 Size gas piping systems.

3 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Installation requirements are determined from plans, load and specifications or site inspection.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with sizing consumer piping systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4 Piping materials are selected in compliance with appropriate standards, workplace and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
1.5 Gas loads and pipe lengths or instructions are calculated and determined from design drawings, instructions or site inspection.
1.6 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the sizing process.

2.1 Pressure drop is selected according to standards, regulating authorities' requirements, specifications and workplace requirements after authorities have been contacted for information regarding capacity of gas main and available meter outlet pressure.
2.2 Appropriate sizing table is selected for gas supply type, piping material and pressure drop.
2.3 Sizing procedure is undertaken consistent with standards, regulating authorities' requirements, specifications, manufacturer requirements and workplace requirements.

3.1 Work area is cleared.
3.2 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 Size consumer gas piping systems

 Pearsons Gas services Electrical safety & testing chap 5. pgs 54-73. worksheets 1 & 2. Pearsons gas chap 5 PPT. chap 10. pgs 185-206. worksheets 1, 2, 3.

Introduce AS5601 2013.


 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 
1 cont’d Swms, Underpinnings, Formative tasks Students complete Swms, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
2Practical task of Size consumer gas piping systems Students complete task B01b using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2 Assessment 2- Practical completion of task 21.

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


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 21. (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, 2.330%
Assessment 2- Practical installation of 21.3.1, 3.270%

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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