Course Title: Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4275 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Title: Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

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Course Contact: Warren James

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4632

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Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services. It covers preparation for work, identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

CPCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices


1. Prepare for work.

2. Identify testing and commissioning requirements.

3. Test and commission device.

4. Maintain device.

5. Restore work area.

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.