Course Title: Maintain mechanical services equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: MIET7566C

Course Title: Maintain mechanical services equipment

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 perform general maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and associated mechanical equipment (air distribution systems, hydronic systems and control systems).

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:

CPCPMS3039A Maintain mechanical services equipment


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

Plans and specifications are obtained.

Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements maintaining mechanical services equipment are adhered to throughout the work.

Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.

Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.

Tools and equipment , including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.

Work area is prepared to support efficient maintenance of mechanical services equipment


2. Perform routine maintenance.

Performance Criteria:

Maintenance tasks detailed in routine maintenance schedule are carried out to specification and in line with relevant information .

Mechanical equipment and system components are checked with appropriate instruments.

Faulty items or components are identified, faults reported and maintenance procedure selected.


3. Repair and replace faulty components and test job.

Performance Criteria:

Equipment is safely isolated according to regulations and WHS requirements.

Faulty items or components are removed using appropriate tools, equipment and procedures.

Replaceable items are selected from manufacturers' catalogue or serviceable items are fitted according to manufacturer or site specifications.

System adjustments are made to equipment or components to comply with specifications.

Operational check is carried out on system to ensure its compliance with job specification.

Maintenance report is documented in format required by the maintenance specification.

Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the repair, replacement and testing procedures.


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  Maintaining mechanical services equipment"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, 2.3Assessment 1, submit underpinning questions and complete SWMS
2Practical task, Maintaining mechanical services equipmentStudents will demonstrate correct procedures when maintaining mechanical services equipment.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 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

Fans, pulleys, motor bearings, vee belts, filters manufacturer manuals/brochures

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 maintenance of mechanical services equipment including, fans, pulleys, motor bearings, vee belts, filters 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, 2.315
Practical Tasks3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 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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