Course Title: Install gas piping systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6281C

Course Title: Install gas piping systems

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 4468


Nominal Hours: 24

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 select, install and test gas consumer piping carrying natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems


1 Identify gas piping system requirements.

2 Prepare for installation.

3 Install and test piping system.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Building plans and specifications and any special instructions are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing gas piping systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations are identified and adhered to.
1.4 Gas load and design requirements are determined from design drawing or given information.
1.5 Size of piping is calculated according to relevant Australian standards, authorities' and workplace requirements.
1.6 Set out of piping systems is according to design drawing or instruction and complies with relevant Australian standards, authorities' and workplace requirements.
1.7 Quantity and type of materials to conform to appropriate relevant Australian standards are estimated from design drawings or on-site dimensions.

2.1 Materials and equipment are ordered and checked for compliance with docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.
2.2 Appropriate tools and equipment for piping system installation, including personal protective equipment, are identified, selected and checked for serviceability.
2.3 Appropriate testing equipment is selected.
2.4 Work is planned in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
2.5 Work area and materials are prepared to support efficient installation of the system.

3.1 Support system and installation method, including fixings, are selected to comply with manufacturer instructions, relevant Australian standards and workplace requirements.
3.2 Pipe system is installed and jointed according to design drawing or instruction and complies with relevant Australian standards and workplace requirements.
3.3 System is tested according to job requirements, relevant Australian standards and workplace requirements.
3.4 Leaks are located and repaired and system is retested.
3.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process.
3.6 System is purged of air according to relevant Australian standards.
3.7 Test data is recorded in format required by regulating authority and workplace requirements.

4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulations, codes of practice and job specifications.
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.3 Information is accessed and documentation completed according to regulatory and organisational 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                                   
1 Theory of Install gas piping systems

Pearsons Gas chap 11 pgs 207-218 work sheet 1 only.

chap 11 pgs 231-237 work sheet 4.

Pearsons PPT chap 11

Introduce AS5601 2013

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7  
1 cont’d Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasks Students complete SWMS, underpinning questions in student recording book.  1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS
2  Practical Tasks-  Students install gas piping systems 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, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 

Assessment 2 – Practical installation of tasks 45, 46..

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 installation of tasks 45, 46. (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, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5 30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation of 45, 46. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

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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