Course Title: Install water pipe systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6299C

Course Title: Install water pipe 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: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 12

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 pipes larger than DN65, or large water services.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT3029A Install water pipe systems

Element:

1. Plan and prepare.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work instructions and relevant information, including plans, specifications, quality requirements and operational details relevant to the tasks, are obtained, confirmed and applied to the allotted task.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) requirements are obtained from the site safety plan and organisational policies and procedures, confirmed and applied to the allotted task.
1.3 Signage requirements are identified and obtained from project traffic management plan and traffic conditions and are implemented.
1.4 Plant, tools and equipment selected to carry out tasks are consistent with requirements of the job, are checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported.
1.5 Environmental requirements are identified from project environmental management plan, confirmed and applied to the allotted task.

Element:

2. Set out and excavate.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Work area and materials are prepared to support efficient installation of the pipe work.
2.2 Dewatering requirements are determined and applied.
2.3 Location, alignment direction, level and grade of mains pipe system are determined from job drawings and specifications.
2.4 Works are set out to specification.
2.5 Plant operator is advised of excavation requirements and levels are monitored.
2.6 Mains pipe system support mechanism is installed according to plans, specifications and standards in compliance with statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.

Element:

3. Install mains pipeline.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pipes are lowered and placed in position according to design specifications of mains pipe system.
3.2 Pipes are joined according to manufacturer specifications using pipe joining methods.
3.3 Pipes are placed and fittings, valves and flow control devices are fitted according to drawings, specifications and installation procedures.
3.4 Alignment level and grade are checked continuously for conformance with design plans and specifications.
3.5 Side support or overlay is positioned beside the pipes.
3.6 Mains pipe system support structure is checked.
3.7 Backfill procedure is monitored to ensure work is completed to specification, where specified.
3.8 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.

Element:

4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
5.2 Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices.

Element:

4. Test mains pipe system.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Testing is performed to relevant authorities’ requirements as determined by specifications.
4.2 Mains pipe system test procedures are performed, establishing pressurisation, functionality and serviceability.
4.3 Test results are recorded and reported.


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

SessionTopicLearning Activities/ResourcesElements/ Performance criteria  Assessments
 1

Theory

 Install water pipe systems
(water main job

 Anta Guide
“Blue” Fire & Water Book
& Revise only Person Water (2nd edition) Chapter1 pg 30>37
 1.1 - 1.5 Install Water Main
 2. Swmns Swmns and underpinnings 2.1 - 2.6 
 3. Practical Install  Water Main 3.1 - 3.8 Install and Test  Water Mains Pipeline with Hydrant provision.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Blue Anta Guide "Blue" Pearsons Water Chapter 2


References

AS3500 Plumbing and Drainage Standards


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment

Task 1

Theory & Underpinnings

Task 2

Practical installation of a water main


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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

Elements/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

1.1

x

 

1.2

x

 

1.3

x

 

1.4

x

 

1.5

x

 

2.1

x

x

2.2

x

x

2.3

x

x

2.4

x

x

2.5

x

x

2.6

x

x

3.1

 

x

3.2

 

x

3.3

 

x

3.4

 

x

3.5

 

x

3.6

 

x

3.7

 

x

3.8

 

x

4.1

 

x

4.2

 

x

4.3

 

x

5.1

 

x

5.2

 

x

 

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 three different types of assessment tasks
1. Workbook Theory and Underpinnings, activities as evidence.

2. Practical Component  Install Water Main as per instruction and dimensions set out in recording book.

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all three assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElement / PC% Weighting
Task 1. Theory & Underpinnings1.1  -  1.530%
Task 2.   Practical  installation of a water main3.1 - 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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