Course Title: Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6258C

Course Title: Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

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

Tel: +61 3 9925 4468

Nominal Hours: 12

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 determine installation requirements and to fabricate, install and test non-ferrous pressure pipe.

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:

CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping


2. Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1Pipework configuration is identified from plans, specifications and authorities’ requirements.
2.2Position of pipes and equipment is determined from plans and specifications, site requirements and so as not to cause damage or interference to surrounding structures or fittings.
2.3Measurements for fabrication or assembly are determined and transferred.
2.4Quantity and type of materials required are calculated from plans and specifications according to regulatory authorities and workplace requirements.
2.5Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.6Materials are checked for compliance with docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.


3. Fabricate, install and test pipe system.

Performance Criteria:

3.1System is set out in compliance with design drawings or instructions.
3.2Fixings and supports are installed to manufacturer requirements, job plans, specifications and standards.
3.3Pipe system is fabricated and jointed according to plans, standards and manufacturer requirements.
3.4Pipe system is installed in specified location without damage or distortion to pipework or surrounding environment or other services.
3.5Pipe system is tested and documented to comply with job specification, authorities' requirements, standards, codes and installation requirements.
3.6Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process.


4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, 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.


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Plans and specifications and any special instructions are obtained.
1.2Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with the fabrication and installation of non-ferrous pressure piping 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, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6Work area is prepared to support efficient fabrication and installation of non-ferrous pressure piping.

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

 This unit is delivered over 2 sessions  


Session Number          Topic                                              Learning Activities/Resources                   Elements/ Performance Criteria                 Assessments                  

Theory of how to fabricate and install Non Ferrous piping.

Pearsons basic Water. Chapt. 1 Pgs 15-50

Students complete worksheets 1-2-4

Introduce AS/NZS 3500

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6  
1 Cont…. Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasks Students complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS
2 Practical Tasks- Install flow and return lines to pump. Students install water lines to a pump using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Assessment 2 – Practical installation of task A20


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services Skills Sanitary Drainage 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 2 different types of assessment tasks

Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)
Assessment 2 – Practical installation of task A20.  (weighting 70%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in both 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 – Written tasks  from Workbook 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6 30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of A20             3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.64.1, 4.2, 4.3 70%


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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