Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: BUIL5997C

Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vocengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Matthew Sweeney

Ph: +61 3 9925 4105
Email: Matthew.Sweeney@rmit.edu.au 

Appointment by email

Program Manager
Melissa Tinetti
Ph: +61 3 9925 4338
Email: Melissa.Tinetti@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 140

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 identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Water supply, connection and layout are sketched for a residence connected to a town supply or a tank storage supply in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
1.2. Use of pumps to maintain water levels in storage tanks is documented for single and two-stage pumping.
1.3. Limitations of water storage tanks connected for multi-function and single function services are identified and addressed.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Sewerage connection and layout are sketched in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
2.2. Different stack types are assessed with reference to number of fixtures and building type.
2.3. Fixture units are identified.
2.4. Methods used to connect main drains to local authority sewers are assessed against relevant building standards.
2.5. Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the level of the local authority sewer is assessed in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
2.6. Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited discharges are monitored for non-domestic buildings.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Methods of mechanical ventilation and air distribution are identified and sketched.
3.2. Mechanical ventilation and air distribution system design layout is appropriate to the building design and complementary to other services.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Operating principles of various types of hot water systems are evaluated.
4.2. Suitable hot water system is selected according to accepted and agreed requirements and specifications.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Methods of roof construction used for daylight transmission are identified and outlined in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.
5.2. Methods used in artificial lighting are compared for various service situations in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Authorities involved in plan perusal and site inspection for the various building classifications are identified.
6.2. Requirements for sprinkler systems and fire hoses for the various building classifications are identified according to legal and regulatory standards.
6.3. Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire doors are addressed according to legal and regulatory standards.
6.4. Extinguishing agents and their applications are identified.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Electrical supply authorities and procedures for connection to site are identified and complied with.
7.2. Electrical design and provision for services are implemented in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.
7.3. Electronic cabling , type of service, categories of cabling, layout of equipment, safe guards, access for maintenance, repair and extensions are identified and outlined in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:
• Face to Face classes
• Simulated Workplace Learning
• Online learning via blackboard
• Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.
 


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:
 

Session

Lesson Structure

Content

Elements

Session 1

Lecture

Water supply & utilisation of pumps.

PC 1.1

PC 1.2

 

Online

Tutorial

Session 2

Lecture

Utilisation of Pumps and the limitations of Water tanks.

PC 1.2

PC 1.3

Online

Tutorial

Session 3

Lecture

Single and Multi-function water tank utilisation.

PC 1.3

Online

Tutorial

Session 4

Lecture

Hot Water Services.

PC 4.1

PC 4.2

Online

Tutorial

Session 5

Lecture

Sewer services of authorities and private developments.

PC 2.1

PC 2.2

 

Online

Tutorial

Session 6

Lecture

Waste fixtures and connection methods to mains.

PC 2.3

PC 2.4

 

Online

Tutorial

Session 7

Lecture

Low level sewerage disposal and management of prohibited waste.

PC 2.5

PC 2.6

Online

Tutorial

Session 8

Lecture

Electrical and Data Supply and Authorities. 

PC 7.1

Online

Tutorial

Session 9

Lecture

Electrical and Data services design. 

PC 7.2

Online

Tutorial

Session 10

Lecture

Electrical and Data services Cabling and works regulations. 

PC 7.3

Online

Tutorial

Session 11

Lecture

Mechanical Ventilation and Air Distribution. 

PC 3.1

PC 3.2

Online

Tutorial

Session 12

Lecture

Artificial and Natural lighting. 

PC 5.1

PC 5.2

 

Online

Tutorial

Session 13

Lecture

Fire services Authorities.

PC 6.1

Online

Tutorial

Session 14

Lecture

Fire Services.

PC 6.2

Online

Tutorial

Session 15

Lecture

Fire Detection and management.

PC 6.3

Online

Tutorial

Session 16

Lecture

Revision of Course information.

PC 1.1 – PC 7.3

Online

Tutorial

Session 17

 

Resubmission and Finalisation of Assessments as Needed.

N/A

Online

Tutorial

Session 18

Lecture

Resubmission and Finalisation of Assessments as Needed.

N/A

Online

Tutorial


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Australian Standards - students to be advised in class.
All of the above resources are available from library at http://www.saiglobal.com/online/autologin.asp
National construction Code
Blackboard online resources


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.

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment

Weight %

Assessment 1

Written Assessment

35

Assessment 2

Written Assessment

15

Assessment 3

Written Assessment

25

Assessment 4

Closed Book Test

25

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix 

 

Elements/Performance Criteria

 Assessment 1 Assessment 2Assessment 3 Assessment 4
 1.1 x   x
 1.2 x   x
 1.3 x   x
 2.1 x   x
 2.3 x   x
 2.4 x   x
 2.5 x   x
 2.6 x   x
 3.1   x x
 3.2   x x
 4.1 x   x
 4.2 x   x
 5.1   x x
 5.2   x x
 6.1   x x
 6.2   x x
6.3   x x
6.4   x x
7.1 x  x
7.2 x  x
7.3 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

Package. 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.
To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks.

Assessment Tasks:

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

Task are as follows:

Assessment 1: Written Assessment. (May include: Completion of Drawings, research collation and presentation) Weighting towards final grade: 35%

Assessment 2: Written Assessment. (May include: Completion of Drawings, research collation and presentation) Weighting towards final grade: 15%

Assessment 3: Written Assessment. (May include: Completion of Drawings, research collation and presentation) Weighting towards final grade: 25%

Assessment 4: Final Closed book Test covering all theoretical course information. Weighting towards final grade: 25%

Assessment:

Week Due:

Assessment 1: Written Assessment.

Week: 8

Assessment 2: Written Assessment.

Week: 11

Assessment 3: Written Assessment.

Week: 16

Assessment 4: Final Closed book Test.

Week: 17

Reasonable Adjustment 

Students with a disability or long-term medical or mental health condition can apply for adjustments to their study and assessment conditions (Reasonable Adjustments and Equitable Assessment Arrangements) by registering with the Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=01daxmpd1vo4z

Graded Assessment
You will need to obtain Satisfactory (S) in all assessment tasks before grading can occur.
Marks from assessments will count towards a final grade only if the individual assessment result is satisfactory (S)

Grade Table
NYC Not Yet Competent / NYS in any of the above assessments
GAG Competent – Pass
CC Competent – Credit
CDI Competent – Distinction
CHD Competent – High Distinction

  


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 

 

Elements/Performance Criteria

 Assessment 1 Assessment 2Assessment 3 Assessment 4
 1.1 x   x
 1.2 x   x
 1.3 x   x
 2.1 x   x
 2.3 x   x
 2.4 x   x
 2.5 x   x
 2.6 x   x
 3.1   x x
 3.2   x x
 4.1 x   x
 4.2 x   x
 5.1   x x
 5.2   x x
 6.1   x x
 6.2   x x
6.3   x x
6.4   x x
7.1 x  x
7.2 x  x
7.3 x  x

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

 

 Other Information
Assessment Submission:
Turnitin
Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within Blackboard include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin. to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment.
e-Submission
The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically.
The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including;
• Blackboard
• WebLearn
• RMIT’s Google Apps for Education (Gmail, Drive, Sites etc.)
The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students.

Good practice
• Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically.
• Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process.
• Establishing a Turnitin assignment in Blackboard is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group.
Students must submit all assessment task electronically via blackboard as directed by their teacher.
Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc

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