Course Title: Purge consumer piping

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6289C

Course Title: Purge consumer piping

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4468

Nominal Hours: 8

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 purge consumer gas piping systems.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping


1 Prepare for purging.

2 Identify purge requirements.

3 Carry out and test purge operation.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Design drawing and specification are obtained.
1.2Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with purging consumer gas piping systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4Work is planned in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.5Appropriate tools and equipment for the conduct of purging, including personal protective equipment, are identified, selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6Work area and materials are prepared to support efficient purging of consumer gas piping system.

2.1Installation is checked to ensure compliance with standards and relevant specifications.
2.2Volume of piping system is determined from design drawing and standards, and calculations are recorded in format required by job specification.
2.3Method of purging is selected in compliance with standards and authorities' requirements.
2.4Purge medium is selected in compliance with standards, and calculations of the purge medium volume are recorded in format required by job specification.

3.1Outlet point for purge gas is located and purge site is checked for ignition sources.
3.2Purge is carried out according to standards or statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements and sustainability principles and concepts.
3.3Completion of purge is verified by test equipment, or by recognised and approved workplace testing procedures.

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 installation 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

This unit is delivered over 2 sessions

Session NumberTopic                                          Learning Activities/Resources            Element/Performance criteria             Assessments
1Theory of Purge consumer piping

Pearsons Gas services chap 12. pgs 255-266. worksheet 1. chap 12 PPT.

Introduce AS5601 2013

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 
1 cont’dSwms, Underpinnings, Formative tasksStudents complete Swms, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,Assessment 1- Submit Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
2Practical task of Purge consumer pipingStudents observe teacher led live demonstration & record results. 3.1,3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3Assessment 2- Practical demonstration of task 58.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

AS5601 2013

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 installationof tasks 58. (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 workbook1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.430%
Assessment 2- Practical installation of 58.3.1,3.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.370%

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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