Course Title: Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6280C

Course Title: Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James

Tel: +61 3 9925 4468


Nominal Hours: 16

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 disconnect and reconnect services from Type A gas appliances operating on natural gas (NG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa.
The work is confined to disconnecting and reconnecting a like appliance.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances


1 Prepare for work.

2 Identify appliance requirements.

3 Disconnect and reconnect equipment.

4 Test operation of equipment.

5 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appliance and equipment specifications and appropriate manufacturer manuals are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with disconnecting and reconnecting Type A gas appliances are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4 Tools, equipment and materials are selected consistent with disconnecting and reconnecting services, are checked for serviceability, and faults are reported.
1.5 Appropriate test equipment is selected for the job.
1.6 Tasks are planned in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.

2.1 Appropriate appliance for gas supply type is selected according to job specification.
2.2 Appliance installation is checked to ensure its compliance with relevant Australian standards.
2.3 Appliance is checked for safe operation and its performance is checked against specification.
2.4 Sustainability principles and concepts are observed when preparing for and undertaking work process.
3.1 Electrical safety check is carried out according to state or territory authorities’ procedures and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
3.2 Safety-check data is recorded in format required by job specification.
3.3 Appliance is isolated from gas service according to statutory and regulatory requirements.
3.4 Work is carried out according to job instruction without damage to surrounding equipment or structures.
4.1 Mechanical services, gas, water and other service connections are checked for leaks.
4.2 Appliance is operated to ensure it conforms to appliance specification.
4.3 Mechanical services equipment is adjusted according to specification.

5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specification.
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
5.3 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

Session Number             Topic                                                                                                       Learning Activities/Resources                                                         Elements/Performance Criteria                                                       Assessments                                                                           
1 Theory of Disconnect and Reconnect Type A appliances

Pearsons gas services chap 5 pgs 60-71

Pearsons PPT chap 5

Students complete work sheets 1+2

Introduce AS5601-2013

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6  
 1 cont,d  Swms, underpinnings, formative tasks  Students complete Swms, underpinning questions in student recording book  1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4  Assessment 1 - Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed Swms
 2  Practical tasks - Disconnect and reconnect type A appliances

 Student disconnects and reconnects a type A gas appliance using tools and equipment in the workshop.

Student recording book used for self assessment.

 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3  Assessment 2 - Practical demonstration of task B27.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

AS5601 2013

Overview of Assessment

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent. 


Task 1

Workbook Activities

Task 2


These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):


Assessment Mapping Matrix



Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1


Task 2






























































To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

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 demonstration of task B27. (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, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,2.4                                                                          30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of B27 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 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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