Course Title: Install and test ducting systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: EEET7213C

Course Title: Install and test ducting 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 4632

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 ducting systems used for ventilation systems, heating and/or cooling systems, and exhaust systems.

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:

CPCPMS3035A Install and test ducting systems


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

Plans and specifications are obtained.

Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements installing and testing ducting systems are adhered to throughout the work.

Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.

Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.

Tools and equipment , including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

Work area is prepared to support efficient installation and testing


2. Identify system requirements.

Performance Criteria:

Quantity and type of ducting system materials , including in-duct equipment, are calculated from plans, specifications and relevant information .

Allowances for fabrication or assembly are determined and transferred.

Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.

Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with standards, docket and order form, and acceptable condition and faults are reported


3. Install and insulate duct system.

Performance Criteria:

System is set out to comply with plans and specifications.

Duct supports and fixings are positioned to comply with plans, specifications and manufacturer recommendations.

Duct work is installed according to plans and specifications.

Circumferential joints are assembled and sealed according to plans, specifications and manufacturer recommendations.

Duct system is installed in specified location, without damage or distortion to surrounding environment or other services and according to standards.

Insulation materials are fixed according to plans and specifications.

Insulation materials are installed in specified location without damage to surrounding environment and according to plans, specifications, standards and manufacturer recommendations.

Diffusers and terminal devices are installed according to plans and specifications and with no damage to ceiling or finished surfaces.

Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout


4. Test duct work system.

Performance Criteria:

Test requirements are determined from plans and specifications.

Appropriate test equipment is selected for specified tests.

Duct system is tested under pressure according to instructions and workplace procedures.

Leak sources are identified and repaired using specified procedures and materials, to ensure correct flow operation.

Details of test data are recorded in format required by the specification


5. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.

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


SessionTopicLearning Activities/ResourcesElements/Performance CriteriaAssessments
1Theory of Installing  and testing duct systems"Red" Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 5.3Project in recording book
1 cont’dSWMS and UnderpinningsStudents complete SWMS and underpinnings in student recording book.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4Assessment 1, submit underpinning questions and complete SWMS
2Practical task, Installing and testing duct systemsStudents will demonstrate correct installation and testing duct systems as projects identified in student workbook.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2Assessment 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.


AS 4254 Ductwork for air handling systems in buildings

Other Resources


Ductwork manufacturers manuals/brochures and websites

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 "Red" Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide and under pinning questions and SWMS from workbook. 30% weighting.

Practical Assessment 2 - Successful installation of correct installation and testing of duct systems as 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, 5.315
Underpinning Questions, SWMS2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.415
Practical Tasks3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 5.1, 5.270

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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