Course Title: Install pre-treatment facilities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUIL6298C

Course Title: Install pre-treatment facilities

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: 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 install pre-treatment facilities designed to intercept and retain prohibited discharges to the sanitary plumbing and drainage system.

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:

CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing pre-treatment facilities 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 and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
1.5Tools and equipment for installing pre-treatment facilities, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6Work area is prepared to support efficient installation of pre-treatment facility.


2. Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1Pre-treatment facility is identified to meet the prohibited discharge requirement, and located to meet installation requirements, plans, specifications, authorities' requirements and relevant information.
2.2Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.3Materials are checked for compliance with docket and order form and for acceptable condition.
2.4Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.


3. Install and test pre-treatment facility.

Performance Criteria:

3.1Set out is checked for compliance with plans, specifications and authorities' requirements.
3.2Existing or required pipework is verified as compliant with relevant Australian standards, and manufacturer and authorities' requirements.
3.3Pre-treatment facility is installed according to authorities' requirements and manufacturer specifications.
3.4Installation is tested for correct functioning and compliance with specifications and authorities' requirements.


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.
4.3Documentation is 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 WHS principles.

Teaching Schedule


SessionTopicLearning Activities/ResourcesElements/Performance CriteriaAssessments
1Theory of Installing Pre-treatment facilities, Internal grease interceptors and Grease traps“Light green” RMIT Learners resource book. &
Revise only Person Sanitary & Drainage Chapter 11 pg 352>372 & work sheet 1
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 4.3Project from recording book
1 cont’dSWMS and UnderpinningsStudents complete SWMS and underpinnings in student recording book. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4Assessment 1, submit underpinning questions and complete SWMS
2Practical task, installation of Pre-treatment facilities, Internal grease interceptors and Grease trapsStudents will demonstrate correct installation of Internal grease interceptors and Grease traps 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2Assessment 2, Practical assessments completed as per Student Job Sheet

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. Class notes (workbook) will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.


Relevant Australian/New Zealand Standards and Codes of practices

Other Resources

Internet Sites
1.Images for grease interceptors‎

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

Theory Assessment 1 - Students are required to complete written worksheets from Pearson’s Drainage, under pinning questions and SWMS from workbook.       30% weighting.

Practical Assessment 2 - Successful installation of Internal grease interceptors and Grease traps identified in student workbook.                                                          70% weighting.

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElements/PC’s% weighting
Workbook Activities1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 4.315
Underpinning Questions, SWMS2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.415
Practical Tasks3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.270

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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