Course Title: Mark out materials

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6255C

Course Title: Mark out materials

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to mark out plumbing materials prior to fabricating piping, steel sections, ducting and sheet materials, roofing and cladding.

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:

CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials


3. Mark out job.

Performance Criteria:

3.1Dimensions for fabrication and assembly are determined and transferred.
3.2Relevant standards, codes and symbols are interpreted.
3.3Selected development method is applied as appropriate and according to workplace procedures and sustainability principles and concepts.
3.4Calculations are performed to specified job requirements.
3.5Material is marked out in compliance with specified measurements.
3.6Dimensions are checked for accuracy and compliance with plans and specifications.


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Plans and specifications are obtained from job supervisor and job requirements are determined.
1.2Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with marking out of materials are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.
1.4Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.5Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment (PPE), are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6Work area is prepared to support efficient marking out of materials.


2. Determine job requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1Selected materials are checked for compliance with plans and specifications.
2.2Quantity and type of material required are calculated from plans and specifications.
2.3Job requirements and development methods are determined from plans and specifications.


4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, codes of practice and job specification.
4.2Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.3Information is accessed and documentation 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 WH

Teaching Schedule


Session Number Topic                                                                 






Session  1. Locate and interpret relevant standards, specifications for marking out materials.
. Introduce relevant safety and PPE requirements.
. Develop methods for the plumbing items below:
- Roofing sheets - Copper tubing, Polymer, Steel piping
- Square and round roof penetrations
- Ducting transitions
- Sheet metal cones
- Parallel line development

- Read ‘Basic Pearson’s book Chapter 8’
-View Pearson’s power point and
Sheet metal models
- Student complete
Work sheets 1 – 3.


1 .1 /4.3Assessment 1 - Work sheets 1 to 3.
(weighing 25%)

Assessment 2 – In class test assessing essential skills and knowledge. (weighing 25%)


 Session 2 Practical drawings from session 1 Teacher demonstrates three development methods to develop theTeacher demonstrates three development methods to develop the following plumbing items
. Roofing sheets . Copper tubing, Polymer, Steel piping.
. Square and round roof penetrations
. Ducting transitions
. Sheet metal cones
. Parallel line development

Students do drawings of the plumbing items above given drawings equipment (see SWMS for more info)


1 .1 /4.3Assessment 3 – Drawings using work book project 6
Draw job 20 – 65mm round


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.  


Other Resources

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 are required to complete three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 25% weighing)
2. Assessment 2 - In class test assessing essential skills and knowledge. (weighing 25%)
3. Assessment 3 – Drawings using work book project 6 (Draw job 20 – 65mm round penetration in a deck roof, Draw job 21 – 200mm x 200mm square duct through a deck roof and Draw job 24 – Non ferrous piping part 1 practice job). (weighing 50%)

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

Assessment 1                     - Workbook Activities Element 1.1 to 4.3                               25%
Assessment 2                     - Class test Element 1.1 to 4.3                                               25% 
Assessment 3                     - Drawings Element 1.1 to 4.3                                                50%

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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