Course Title: Install pipework and pipework assemblies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL5819C

Course Title: Install pipework and pipework assemblies

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 Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James
Tel: +61 3 9925 4632

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

MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements
MEM18001C Use hand tools
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

Course Description

This unit covers planning, preparing and installing pipework and assemblies.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM10010B Install pipework and pipework assemblies


1. Plan the installation of pipework and pipework assemblies

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Quantity and type of pipework and pipework assemblies are selected according to specifications.
1.2. The appropriate sequence for the installation of pipework and pipework assemblies is determined according to the installation type and specifications and other applicable factors.
1.3. The work area is prepared for installation of pipework and pipework assemblies.


2. Prepare pipework and pipework assemblies for assembly

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Pipework is cleaned to standard operating procedures.
2.2. Pipework and assemblies are purged to standard operating procedures.
2.3. Pipework and assemblies are capped/sealed.


3. Install pipework and assemblies

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Enclosures/hangers/support systems are installed without damage or distortion to the surrounding environment or other services.
3.2. Pipework and assemblies are installed without damage or distortion to pipework, assemblies or surrounding environment or other services.
3.3. Pipework is leak tested to standard operating procedures.
3.4. All ancillary devices and materials are installed to specification according to standard operating procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities



Teaching Schedule


Session Number  Topic                                                                 






Session  1

- Read ‘Basic Pearson’s book Chapter 4
-View Pearson’s power point.

Student complete
Work sheets 1 – 7.


1 .1 - 4.2 Assessment 1 - Work sheets 1 to 7.
(weighing 50%)


 Session 2   student to complete underpinning questions. 1 .1 - 4.2

Assessment 3 – Completion of underpinnings. (weighing 50%)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no prescribed textbooks. ‘Pearsons Basic Plumbing Service Skills 2nd edition’
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 three different types of assessment tasks
1. Assessment 1 - Workbook activities as evidence of classroom participation ( 50% weighing)
2. Assessment 2 - Completion of underpinning questions. (weighing 50%)
To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in all 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                     - Workbook Activities Element 1.1 to 4.3                               50%
Assessment 2                     - Underpinning questions 1.1 to 4.3                                      50% 

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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