Course Title: Design and size sanitary drainage systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: BUIL6312C

Course Title: Design and size sanitary drainage systems

School: 130T Engineering (TAFE)

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Contact : Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632
Email: warren.james@rmit.edu.au
 

Nominal Hours: 40

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary drainage systems for unit developments.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation of system specifications and requirements, the planning of the system layout, and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems

Element:

1. Prepare for planning

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Nature and scope of planning task are identified and confirmed.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with the installation of sanitary drainage systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by work.
1.4 Tools and equipment required for planning, sizing and documenting the layout of sanitary drainage systems, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be conducted is prepared.

Element:

2. Identify systems requirements

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection.
2.2 Regulations and Australian standards relevant to the work are consulted and applied to all aspects of the work.
2.3 Quantity, location and type of take-off points and legal points of discharge are determined from development drawings, plans and specifications.
2.4 System is sized according to relevant Australian standards and statutory and regulatory authorities’ and workplace requirements.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
 

Element:

3. Design system layout

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Sanitary drainage system is designed according to development plans, specifications, relevant Australian standards and workplace procedures.
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised from proposed design according to relevant Australian standards.
3.3 Plans are recorded according to regulatory authorities’ and workplace requirements.
 

Element:

4. Restore work area

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Work area is restored according to workplace procedures.
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished and left according to workplace procedures.
4.3 Information is accessed and documentation, including work backup, 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

 

This course involves the delivery of following key topics over 12 sessions (12 Weeks)

 Week beginning/SessionTopic/                                                                            Learning Activities/Resources                                                                Elements/ Performance criteriaAssessments                   
Session 1

RMIT WHS Workplace Induction. (Building 70)
 

Pre-training review (LLN)
 

Introduction, over view of course
 

Sanitary drainage systems: the basics
 

1.1 Definition
 

1.2 Diseases transmitted by unsanitary conditions


 Prepare for planning
2.1 Prepare for planning
 

Power point and white board presentation on Induction
 

Explain and issue Pre-training review.


Power point and white board presentation of course overview
 

Class discussion on “the basics” of sanitary drainage.
 

Workbook activities related to definitions and diseases transmitted by unsanitary conditions.
 

Power point and white board presentation “Prepare for planning”
 

Class discussion “Prepare for planning”
 

Workbook activities “Prepare for planning”
 

 1.1, 1.5 LNN presented to students on first night.
 Session 2

Identify system requirements
 

3.1 Development considerations
 

3.2 Tools and equipment, Including personal safety equipment
 

3.3 Grade in trenches
 

Power point and white board presentation on, Identifyingsystem requirements Development considerations, Tools and equipment, PPE, WHS,Grades in trenches
 

Class discussion on above subject areas
 

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3 
 Session 3

 Plan the system layout
 

4.1 Get the information you need
 

4.2 Site conditions

4.3 Material excavation
 

Power point and white board presentation of Plan the system layout, Getting the info you need, Site conditions, Material excavation.
 

Class discussion on above subject areas
 

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 2.1, 3.2Practice QUIZ 1 in class on basics of sanitary drainage, prepare for planning, tools, equipment, PPE and WHS.
 Session 4

 Regulations and standards
 

5.1 Excavation
 

5.2 Risk factors

 

Power point and white board presentation on, Excavations and Risk factors
 

Class discussion on above subject areas
 

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 2.2 
 Session 5

 Determine quantity, location and type of take off points and legal points of discharge
 

6.1 Trade waste


6.2 Roofing a trade wastewater
generating area
 

6.3 Arrestors
 

6.4 Ventilation requirements
 

Power point and white board presentation on take off points and legal points of discharge.

 

Class discussion on above subject areas

 

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 2.3Practice QUIZ 2 in class on Plan the system layout, site conditions, material excavations, regulations and standards.
 Session 6

The vacuum system
Pumping station
 

Vacuum reticulation pipe network
 

Vacuum chamber
 

7.1 Overflow gullies

Major Design Assignments Issued.

 Power point and white board presentation on vacuum system and Pump stations.

Class discussion on above subject areas.

Workbook activities on above subject areas.

Class discussion on;
- research requirements for assignment
- clause and reference quoting
- design principles

 

 2.1, 2.2 
 Session 7 Low pressure sewer system

8.1 Sub-sewer drainage

8.2 Operation

8.3 Sewage pumps
 

Power point and white board presentation on Low pressure sewer system.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 3.1 
 Session 8 Sizing pipe systems

9.1 Pipe sizes
 

Power point and white board presentation on Sizing pipe system.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 2.4Practice QUIZ 3 in class Take off points and legal points of discharge, plus vacuum systems and pump stations, low pressure sewer systems. 
Session 9

 Plan the system layout
 

10.1 Sewer connections
 

10.2 Depth of sewer
 

10.3 Types of connections
 

10.4 Installation
 

10.5 Gullies and reflux valves
 

Power point and white board presentation on Plan the system layout.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 3.3 
 Session 10

 Inspection openings
 

11.1 Venting of drains
 

11.2 Air admittance valves
 

11.3 Materials
 

 Power point and white board presentation on Inspection openings.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 2.2Practice QUIZ 4 in class on sizing pipe systems, plan the system layout
 Session 11System testing

12.1 Testing

 

 


End of job procedures

13.1 Restore the work area

 

 Power point and white board presentation on System testing.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.

Power point and white board presentation on End of job procedures.

Class discussion on above subject areas

Workbook activities on above subject areas.
 

 3.1

 

 

 

 

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 2.5

 

 
Session 12 

 


Complete Major Design Assignments
 

  Practice QUIZ 5 in class on inspection openings, system testing and site restoration.

Major assignments handed in.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed Textbooks. Class notes and references will be provided to students


References

AS/NZS 3500:2 2003 (including amendments 1-4) Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage
AS/NZS 3500:0 2003 Glossary of Terms
 


Other Resources

Internet Sites
1. Images for grease interceptors
2. www.iplex.com.au/iplex.php?section=3‎
 


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

To successfully complete this course, the student is required to demonstrate competency in written assessment tasks and design tasks to industry standards.

5 x Practice Quizzes

2 x Major Design Assignments

Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not sit assessment 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task

 Assessment Task                                            Element 
                                        
Percentage Weighting                              
5 x Practice QuizzesElements 1 - 430%
 
2 x Major Design AssignmentsElements 1 - 470%

 
 

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 RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage.
 

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