Course Title: Install and commission Type A gas appliances

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6327C

Course Title: Install and commission 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 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 4468
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

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 commission Type A gas appliances approved for use with natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to 200kPa.
Type A gas appliances are badged appliances of less than 500 megajoules (MJ) for which an approval scheme exists. They include but are not limited to space heaters, ducted heating systems, heated water storage, instant heated water heaters, decorative heaters, and gas stoves and hot plates.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances

Element:

1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Building plans and specifications and any special instructions are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing and commissioning 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 the authorities' requirements.
1.5 Tasks are planned in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.6 Tools, equipment and materials, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.7 Work area is prepared to support efficient installation of Type A gas appliances.

Element:

2. Identify appliance requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate appliance for the gas supply type is selected according to the job specification, ensuring the currency of the Australian Gas Association (AGA) or Australian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (ALPGA) approval number.
2.2 Existing piping is checked to ensure its compliance with relevant Australian standards and that its capacity is adequate for the additional load.
2.3 Appliance is located in conformance to regulatory requirements and relevant Australian standards, and is appropriate for appliance use and for piping, flue and ventilation requirements.

Element:

3. Determine installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate pipe fittings and components for the installation are selected according to relevant Australian standards.
3.2 Size of branch line is calculated according to regulating authorities' requirements.
3.3 Ventilation openings and source of air supply are determined that conform to relevant Australian standards and format required by the job specifications.
3.4 Quantity and type of materials and other components required are estimated from design drawing or on-site dimensions.
3.5 Requirements for natural gas or LPG appliance regulator installation are determined.

Element:

4. Install appliance.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Piping system is installed according to design drawing or instruction and relevant Australian standards.
4.2 Pipe system is tested according to relevant Australian standards and regulatory authorities' requirements.
4.3 Appliance is installed according to relevant Australian standards and manufacturer instructions and without damage or distortion to surrounding environment or other services.
4.4 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation.

Element:

5. Commission appliance.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Electrical safety check is conducted.
5.2 Consumer piping is purged and joints are reconnected according to workplace requirements.
5.3 Appropriate testing instrument is selected and operated, with data being recorded according to workplace requirements.
5.4 Pipe system is tested according to relevant Australian standards and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
5.5 Appliance is adjusted and reassembled and operation is checked according to manufacturer specifications.
5.6 Appropriate test is carried out to ensure that there is no leakage or spillage of combustion products into the circulating air system.
5.7 Operation of appliance is explained to customer.

Element:

6. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
6.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
6.3 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 number                        Topic                                                               Learning Activities/Resources                                         Elements/Performance criteria            Assessments                              
1Theory of Install and commission Type A gas appliances

 Pearsons Gas services chap 7. pgs 125-148. worksheets 2,3,4. Pearsons Gas chap 7 PPT.

Introduce As5601 2013.

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 
1 cont’dSwms, 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 tasks- Install and commission Type A gas appliances Students complete Install and commission Type A gas appliances using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 Assessment 2- Practical installation of tasks 54, 55, 56, 63.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

AS5601 2013


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment

Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Practical

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

 

1.6

X

 

1.7

X

 

2.1

X

 

2.2

X

 

2.3

X

 

3.1

X

X

3.2

X

X

3.3

X

X

3.4

X

X

3.5

X

X

4.1

 

X

4.2

 

X

4.3

 

X

4.4

 

X

5.1

 

X

5.2

 

X

5.3

 

X

5.4

 

X

5.5

 

X

5.6

 

X

5.7

 

X

6.1

 

X

6.2

 

X

6.3

 

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 2 different types of assessment tasks


Assessment 1- Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed Swms (weighting 30%)
Assessment 2- Practical installationof tasks 54, 55, 56, 63. (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, 1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.330%
Assessment 2- Practical installation of 54, 55, 56, 63.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.370%

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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