Course Title: Install gas pressure control equipment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6287C

Course Title: Install gas pressure control equipment

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: 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 install and commission gas control and regulating equipment for consumer gas piping carrying natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa.
This unit requires the determination of the requirements for gas control and regulating equipment (for pressures up to 200kPa), and its installation, testing and commissioning according to standards.
The design requirements of this unit are limited to the application of the design to layout and installation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment


1 Identify requirements for gas pressure control equipment.

2 Prepare for installation.

3 Install and commission control and regulating equipment.

4 Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans, specifications and any special instructions are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing gas pressure control and regulating equipment 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 workplace instructions.
1.5 Available gas pressure is measured and suitability of supply determined.
1.6 Calculations are recorded in format required by job specification or workplace requirements.
1.7 Selected gas pressure controls and regulator, specified locations and venting requirements are checked for compliance against standards and workplace requirements.
1.8 Quantity and type of materials are estimated from design drawing or on-site dimensions.
1.9 Materials, pipe fittings and components are selected to comply with standards and regulatory authorities' requirements.

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

3.1 Gas control and regulating equipment is installed in compliance with standards and statutory and regulatory authorities’ requirements.
3.2 Appropriate test apparatus is selected for commissioning the control and regulating equipment.
3.3 Commissioning is carried out according to standards, and authorities' and manufacturer requirements, and the commissioning data is recorded in format required by the authority or job specification.
3.4 Pressure is correctly adjusted to comply with standards and job specification.
3.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process.

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 manufacturer 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 numberTopic                                                                                                                                                                                               Learning Activities/Resources                                            Elements/Performance                              criteria                                                                 Assessments                                                               
1Theory of Install gas pressure control equipment

Pearsons Gas services chap 9. pgs 173-179. chap 9 PPT. worksheet 1.

Pearsons Gas services chap 7. pgs 109-125. chap 7 PPT. worksheet 1.

Introduce AS5601 2013.

 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9 
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 Swms, work book, underpinning questions.
2Practical task - Install gas pressure control equipment Students Install gas pressure control equipment  using tools and equipment in workshop. Student recording book required for self assessment. 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Assessment 2- Practical installation of tasks 62, 63.

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 installationof tasks 62, 63. (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

Asserssment task                                  Element/PC                                              Percentage weighting
Assessment 1- Written tasks from workbook1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.430%
Assessment 2- Practical installation of 62, 63.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.370%

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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