Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EEET7181C

Course Title: Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

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: 40

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

UEENEEE101A  Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Course Description

This unit covers the basic connection of refrigeration and air conditioning piping/tubing and fittings. It encompasses the safe use of hand, fixed and portable power tools for cutting, flaring, bending, swaging, silver brazing copper tube to copper tube, bundy tube and brass and steel fittings, measurement and reading drawings and diagrams. 
 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit may, in some jurisdictions, require a license to practice in the workplace subject to regulations for undertaking refrigeration and air conditioning work. Practice in workplace and during training is also subject to regulations directly related to occupational health and safety and where applicable contracts of training such as apprenticeships.

Note:
1. Compliance with permits may be required in various jurisdictions and typically relates to the operation of plant, machinery and equipment such as elevating work platforms, powder operated fixing tools, power operated tools, vehicles, road signage and traffic control, lifting equipment. Permits may also be required for some work environments such as confined spaces, working aloft, near live electrical apparatus and site rehabilitation.
2. Compliance may be required in various jurisdictions relating to currency in First Aid, confined space, lifting and risk safety measures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings

Element:

1. Prepare to fabricate tubing and attach fittings for refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems

Performance Criteria:

1.1
OHS procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood through established routines and procedures

1.2
Established OHS risk control measures and procedures are followed in preparation for the work.


1.3
Safety hazards which have not previously been identified are reported and advice on risk control measures is sought from the work supervisor.


1.4
The nature of work is obtained from documentation or from work supervisor to establish the scope of work to be undertaken.


1.5
Advice is sought from the work supervisor to ensure the work is coordinated effectively with others.


1.6
Sources of materials that may be required for the work are accessed in accordance with established routines and procedures.


1.7
Tools, equipment and testing devices needed to carry out the work are obtained and checked for correct operation and safety

Element:

2. Fabricate tubing and attach fittings for refrigeration and/or air conditioning systems

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Established OHS risk control measures and procedures for carrying out the work are followed.

2.2
Work in strict accordance with OHS requirements and when necessary conducted within established safety procedures


2.3
Established methods used to cut, flare, swage, bend, silver braze tubing and fittings as they apply to the refrigeration/air conditioning equipment arrangements.


2.4
Refrigerant tubing and fittings are silver brazed with the use of dry nitrogen to prevent contamination.


2.5
Fabricate tubing and attach fittings are prepared efficiently without waste of materials or damage/contamination to apparatus and the surrounding environment or services and using sustainable energy practices.


2.6
Routine quality checks are carried out in accordance with work instructions/or specifications including dimensions and pressure testing.

Element:

3. Complete work and report

Performance Criteria:

3.1
OHS work completion risk control measures and procedures are followed.

3.2
Work site is cleaned and made safe in accordance with established procedures.

3.3
Work supervisor is notified of the completion of the work in accordance with established procedures.


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 CriteriaAssessments
1Theory of preparing and connecting refrigerant tubing and fittings."Pink" 3rd Year Refrigeration Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7Project in recording book
1 cont’dSWMS and UnderpinningsStudents complete SWMS and underpinnings in student recording book.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7Assessment 1, submit underpinning questions and complete SWMS
2

Practical task of preparing and connecting refrigerant tubing and fittings.

Students will demonstrate correct preparation and connecting of refrigerant tubing and fitting as identified in their workbooks.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 3.1, 3.2, 3.3Assessment 2, Practical assessments from student workbook.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.


References

"Pink" 3rd Year Refrigeration Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide


Other Resources

Refrigerant tubing and fitting manufacturers websites/brochures/manuals


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

Theory Assessment 1 - Students are required to complete written worksheets from "Pink" 3rd Year Refrigeration Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide and, under pinning questions and SWMS from workbook. 30% weighting.


Practical Assessment 2 - Successful installation of refrigerant tubing and fittings as practical jobs identified in student workbook. 70% weighting.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElements/PC’s% weighting
Workbook Activities1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.715
Underpinning Questions, SWMS1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.715
Practical Tasks2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 3.1, 3.2, 3.370

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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