Course Title: Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: MANU7368C

Course Title: Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3307 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

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 fusion weld polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) (approved as per Australian standards) polymer pipes, and test joints in polymer pipe up to DN100 for water, sanitary and stormwater application only.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method


1 Prepare for work.

2 Identify welding requirements.

3 Weld and pressure test pipes.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained from job supervisor and job requirements.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with the fusion welding of polymer pipes are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.
1.4 Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.5 Materials, welding parameters and techniques are identified as required.
1.6 Tools, equipment and materials for the fusion welding of approved polymer pipes, including personal protective equipment (PPE), are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.7 Work area is prepared to support efficient fusion welding of approved polymer pipes.
1.8 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
2.1 Welding requirements are identified from plans and specifications or given information.
2.2 Welding equipment is assembled and checked for correct operation according to manufacturer instructions.
3.1 Joints are prepared using tools and techniques according to standards and manufacturer specifications.
3.2 Test welds are undertaken and verified according to job specifications.
3.3 Fusion welds are carried out according to standards, plans, and job and manufacturer specifications.
3.4 Fusion welds are visually inspected for compliance with standards and manufacturer specifications.
3.5 Pipe joints are pressure tested and inspected according to standards and job specifications.
3.6 Test details and monitored results are checked for accuracy and documented according to requirements of regulatory authority and plans and specifications.
4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturers’ recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.3 Information is accessed and documentation 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 unit is delivered over 2 sessions


Session Number          Topic                                              Learning Activities/Resources                   Elements/ Performance Criteria                 Assessments                  

Theory of how to weld plastic pipework using the Poly fusion method.

CPC11 Plumbing services learners resources book work sheet 1 questions 1-14.

 Pearsons basic Water. Chapt. 1 Pgs 34-37

Students complete worksheet 3.

Students watch Gebrit DVD.

Introduce AS/NZS 3500

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7  
1 Cont…. Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasks Students complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book. 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS
2 Practical Tasks- Install water pumps Students install water pumps using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6
4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Assessment 2 – Practical installation of task A21


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services Skills Sanitary Drainage will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.



Other Resources


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 installation of task A21.  (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 Workbook 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2 30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of A21.    3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 70%


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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