Course Title: Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: CIVE5719C

Course Title: Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

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 4632

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


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan the layout, size and install a sanitary plumbing system for residential buildings.

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:

CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Information, plans and specifications are obtained for planned work activity.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with planning the layout of sanitary plumbing systems 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 planning the layout of sanitary plumbing systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Work area is prepared to support efficient planning of the layout of sanitary plumbing systems.


2. Plan system layout.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Site inspection is undertaken to determine job requirements.
2.2 Quantity, location and type of fixtures are determined from design drawings, plans and elevations and other relevant information.
2.3 Layout of sanitary plumbing system is planned according to plans and relevant Australian standards.
2.4 Materials and fixtures required are determined from proposed design.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
2.6 Plans are recorded according to workplace requirements.


3. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
3.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
3.3 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 numberTopicLearning Activities/resourceElements/performance criteriaAssessments
Session 1Plan the layout of residential sanitary systemsAnta Learners resource Book.

Revise Person Sanitary & Drainage Chapter 6

 1 - 3 /1.1 - 3.3 
Session 1 cont’d

Plan the layout of residential sanitary systems

Swms, Underpinnings

Plan the layout of a three story residence connecting all fixtures to a legal point of discharge
Plan view design only
 1 - 3/ 1.1 - 3.3

Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions

Drawing of
 a layout of a three story residence


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. Class notes (workbook) will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.


Other Resources

Drawing materials, calculator and relevant manual

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete tw different types of assessment tasks
1. Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 40% weighing)
2. Design project for a layout of a three story residence ( 60% weighing)

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 Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting

Workbook Activities Element 1-3 / 1.1 – 3.3 40%
Project 1 Element 1-3/ 1.1 – 3.3 60%

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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