Course Title: Select and fit insulation and sheathing

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6310C

Course Title: Select and fit insulation and sheathing

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 insulating sheathing on hot and cold piping, fittings and vessels. It includes the selection of insulation materials.

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:

CPCPMS3032A Select and fit insulation and sheathing


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1Plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with selecting and installing insulating sheathing 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, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6Work area is prepared to support efficient selection and installation of insulating sheathing.


2. Identify insulation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1Insulation materials are selected that comply with plans, specifications and relevant information.
2.2Quantity and type of materials required are calculated from plans and specifications.
2.3Allowances for fabrication and assembly are determined.
2.4Materials are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.5Materials are checked for compliance with docket and order form and for acceptable condition, and faults are reported.


3. Install insulation.

Performance Criteria:

3.1Surfaces to be insulated are cleaned of dirt, rust, scale and grease.
3.2Insulating materials, including sheathing, are installed according to plans and specifications.
3.3Vapour barriers are applied to suit job requirements.
3.4Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation.


4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.

Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.

Documentation 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 Selection and Fitting of insulation and sheathing"Red" Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 4.3Project in recording book
1 cont’dSWMS and UnderpinningsStudents complete SWMS and underpinnings in student recording book.2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Assessment 1, submit underpinning questions and complete SWMS
2Practical task, Selecting and fitting insulationStudents will demonstrate correct selection and fitting of insulation and sheathing, around hot and chilled water pipe services and duct work.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2Assessment 2, Practical assessments from student workbook.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

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.


"Red" Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide

Other Resources

Duct Insulation and Pipe Insulation Manufacturers manuals/websites

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 "Red" Mechanical Services Manual/ANTA Guide, and complete under pinning questions and SWMS from workbook. 30% weighting.

Practical Assessment 2 - Successful installation of insulation for hot and chilled water pipework and ductwork. 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, 2.4, 2.515
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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