Course Title: Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewage treatment plants

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6093 Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Title: Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewage treatment plants

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering


Term2 2010,
Term2 2011,
Term2 2013,
Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to design a sewerage reticulation system to local Municipal standards and proportion the elements of a small sewage treatment plant, as well as to understand the principles of sewage treatment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDC120B-Prepare drawings required in the construction of sewers for subdivisions
EDX170B-Prepare drawings for reticulation systems.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EAC160B Design sewerage reticulation systems and small sewerage treatment plants


1. Identify the roles, responsibilities and powers of local authorities/agencies.

2. Define a job brief.

3. Design the horizontal alignment of a sewer.

4. Design the vertical alignment of a sewer.

5. Outline testing procedures.

6. Design a small sewage treatment plant.

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction