Course Title: Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: BUIL6317C

Course Title: Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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: 80

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services, flushing systems, and hydrant and hose reel systems for multi-floor buildings.
It covers preparation for work, identification of water service and system requirements, planning the service and system layout and completion of work finalisation processes.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Element:

1 Prepare for planning

Element:

2 Identify system requirements

Element:

3 Plan service and system layout

Element:

4 Restore work area

Element:

1 Prepare for planning.

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Nature and scope of planning task are identified and confirmed.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with planning, sizing and documenting the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services and systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
1.4 Tools and equipment required for planning, sizing and documenting the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services and systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.5 Work area in which planning process is to be conducted is prepared.
 

Element:

2 Identify system requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Information and specifications for required work are obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection using relevant information.
2.2:  Regulations and Australian standards relevant to the work are consulted and applied to all aspects of the work.
2.3  Quantity, location and type of take-off points and fixtures are determined from plans and specifications.
 

Element:

3 Plan service and system layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Layout of heated, tempered and cold water services and systems to point of discharge are planned according to building plans, relevant Australian standards and workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised according to relevant Australian standards from the proposed design.
3.3 Plans are recorded according to regulatory authorities’ and workplace requirements.
Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking
 

Element:

4 Restore work area.

 

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work area is restored according to workplace procedures..
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished and left according to workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, 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/ResourcesElements/ Performance criteriaAssessments
 1 Workbook requirements
WHS requirements
Backflow Design
 
 Powerpoint - RMIT WHS workplace induction, Bl 70.
Work book activity
SWMS, JSA, templates
 
 1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 2 External pipe sizing Work book - activity
Design practice
Powerpoint – Pipe sizing
 
 1 - 4/1.1 – 4.3 (except 2.4) 
 3 Hydrant / hose reel Work book – activity
Design practice
 
  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 4 Work book – activity
Design practice
 
 Work book – activity
Design practice
On-line activity
 
  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 Assessment 2 - Project 1 handout
 5 Hot water systems Work book – activity
Design practice
On-line activity
 
  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 Assessment 2 - Project 1 DUE
 6 Internal pipe sizing Work book – activity
Design practice
On-line activity
Powerpoint – Pipe sizing
 
 1 - 4/1.1 – 4.3 
 7 WHS considerations - Planning Work book – activity  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 8 Water temperatures - Sustainability Sustainability principles, WHS consideration  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 9 Water supply

 Work book – activity

On-line activity

  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 10 Research and sizing activities Work book – activity
On-line activity
 
  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 11 Workbook assessment - overview Work book – activity
On-line activity Design practice
 
  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 Assessment 1 – Workbook DUE

 
 12 Sizing activities Design practice using Standards and codes

 

  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 13 Sizing activities Design practice using Standards and codes  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 
 14 Revision for licencing body’s exam Design practice using Standards and codes  1 – 4 /1.1 – 4.3 Assessment 3 - Project 2 DUE


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS/NZS 3500.1.2003 Parts 1/2/3 Water Services AS/NZS 3500.4.2003 Heated Water Service Part 4 AS 2419.1 - 2005 Hydrant Installations - Fire Hose Reels - Commissioning AS 2118.5 - 1995 Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems - Domestic  

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


References


Other Resources

Plumbing Industry Technical Solutions / www.pic.gov.au

Rinnai Infinity hot water manual

Rheem Australia hot water manual

www.tyco-fire.com

L.w.Gemmell specialised plumbing products

Reliance World wide

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

Assessment

Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2

Project 1       

Task 3

Project 2

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

Element/

Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

1.1

X

X

X

1.2

X

X

X

1.3

X

X

X

1.4

X

X

X

1.5

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

 

2.2

X

X

 

2.3

X

X

 

2.4

X

X

 

3.1

X

X

 

3.2

X

X

 

3.3

X

X

 

3.4

X

X

 

4.1

X

X

X

4.2

X

X

X

4.3

X

X

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 three different types of assessment tasks
1. Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 20% weighing)
2. Design project for internal water pipes sizing ( 40% weighing)
3. Design project for flushometer and header tank sizing ( 40% 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 1-4 / 1.1 – 4.3                                       20%
Project 1                                        Element 1-4/ 1.1 – 4.3                                        40%
Project 2                                        Element 1-4/ 1.1-4.3 (except 2.4 and 3.1)      40%

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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