Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: BUIL5997C

Course Title: Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email: vehs@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Matthew Sweeney

VE Trainer and Assessor - Lead Teacher. 

Contact:

Nominal Hours: 140

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

Nil

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to identify drawings, specifications and requirements for services in a range of medium rise and wide span commercial projects. It requires an ability to identify and evaluate differing methods and services in accordance with building regulations and standards.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCCBC5009A Identify services layout and connection methods to medium rise construction projects

Element:

1. Evaluate commonly used methods of water storage supply and layouts.

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Water supply , connection and layout are sketched for a residence connected to a town supply or a tank storage supply in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

1.2. Use of pumps to maintain water levels in storage tanks is documented for single and two-stage pumping.

1.3. Limitations of water storage tanks connected for multi-function and single function services are identified and addressed.

Element:

2. Evaluate methods of sewerage and drainage disposal and their layouts.

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Sewerage connection and layout  are sketched in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

2.2. Different stack types are assessed with reference to number of fixtures and building type.

2.3. Fixture units are identified.

2.4. Methods used to connect main drains to local authority sewers are assessed against relevant building standards.

2.5. Disposal of sewerage from fixtures situated below the level of the local authority sewer is assessed in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

2.6. Collection, treatment and disposal of prohibited discharges are monitored for non-domestic buildings.

Element:

3. Assess commonly used methods for mechanical ventilation and air distribution and their layout.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Methods of mechanical ventilation  and air distribution are identified and sketched.

3.2. Mechanical ventilation and air distribution system design layout is appropriate to the building design and complementary to other services.

Element:

4. Evaluate the range of hot water systems.

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Operating principles of various types of hot water systems are evaluated.

4.2. Suitable hot water system  is selected according to accepted and agreed requirements and specifications.

Element:

5. Evaluate effective natural lighting for a range of situations.

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Methods of roof construction used for daylight transmission are identified and outlined in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

5.2. Methods used in artificial lighting  are compared for various service situations in accordance with relevant building regulations and standards.

Element:

6. Ensure fire protection standards are met.

Performance Criteria:

6.1. Authorities involved in plan perusal and site inspection for the various building classifications are identified.

6.2. Requirements for sprinkler systems and fire hoses for the various building classifications are identified according to legal and regulatory standards.

6.3. Fire detector and alarm systems and the application of fire doors are addressed according to legal and regulatory standards.

6.4. Extinguishing agents and their applications are identified.

Element:

7. Outline the requirements for general electrical and electronic service installation.

Performance Criteria:

7.1. Electrical supply authorities and procedures for connection to site are identified and complied with.

7.2. Electrical design and provision for services are implemented in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.

7.3. Electronic cabling , type of service, categories of cabling, layout of equipment, safe guards, access for maintenance, repair and extensions are identified and outlined in accordance with regulations and Australian standards.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements.
 


Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this competency:

  • Face to Face Lectures
  • Face to Face Tutorial
  • Online learning via CANVAS
  • Other forms of structured teaching and learning
Students must be observed and assessed in person through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.


Teaching Schedule

Session Lesson Structure Content Elements
Session 1 Lecture Commonly used water supply's and storage. PC 1.1    PC 1.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 2 Lecture Commonly used water supply's and storage. PC 1.2    PC 1.3
Online
Tutorial
Session 3 Lecture Commonly used water supply's and storage. PC 1.3
Online
Tutorial
Session 4 Lecture Hot Water Services. PC 4.1    PC 4.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 5 Lecture Sewerage and Drainage Disposal. PC 2.1 PC 2.2 PC 2.3
Online
Tutorial
Session 6 Lecture Sewerage and Drainage Disposal. PC 2.4 PC 2.5 PC 2.6
Online
Tutorial
Session 7 Lecture Natural Lighting solutions / DaylightingPC 5.1 PC 5.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 8 Lecture Natural Lighting solutions / Daylighting PC 5.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 9 Lecture Electrical and Data Supply and Authorities. PC 7.1
Online
Tutorial
Session 10 Lecture Electrical and Data services design. PC 7.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 11 Lecture Electrical and Data services Cabling and works regulations. PC 7.3
Online
Tutorial
Session 12 Lecture Commonly used mechanical methods of Ventilation and their layout.PC 3.1 PC 3.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 13 Lecture Commonly used mechanical methods of Ventilation and their layout. PC 3.1 PC 3.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 14 Lecture Fire Authorities. PC 6.1
Online
Tutorial
Session 15 Lecture Fire Services. PC 6.2
Online
Tutorial
Session 16 Lecture Fire Detection and management. PC 6.3 PC 6.4
Online
Tutorial
Session 17 Re-submission and Finalisation of Assessments as Needed. N/A 
Online
Tutorial
Session 18 Lecture Re-submission and Finalisation of Assessments as Needed. N/A 
Online
Tutorial

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

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

Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1Project Checklist
Assessment 2Portfolio
Assessment 3Knowledge Questions

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix  

Elements/ Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1.1XX 
1.2X  
1.3X  
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2.2X  
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2.5X  
2.6XX 
3.1XX 
3.2X  
4.1X  
4.2XX 
5.1X  
5.2X  
6.1X  
6.2X  
6.3X  
6.4X  
7.1X  
7.2X  
7.3X  

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 will be assessed as having achieved either a Satisfactory (S) or Not Yet Satisfactory (NYS) outcome for each Assessment Task. You will be assessed as either Competent (CA) or Not Yet Competent (NYC) for the course. Students must achieve as Satisfactory (S) outcome for all Assessment Tasks to achieve Competency. (CA)

 

Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1Knowledge Assessment
Assessment 2Product Assessment
Assessment 3Product Assessment

 

Assessment Submission: Turnitin Turnitin is an online text-matching service which can be used to support academic integrity and address plagiarism. All submissions via Turnitin within CANVAS include the relevant wording for the e-Submission authorisation process. Students are to use Turnitin to verify that the work submitted is their own work and referenced accordingly. This software will be used by all staff to ensures original work by students is checked at submission of the assessment. e-Submission The University is obliged to obtain clear student authorisation on all assessable works. RMIT’s e-Submission process provides a valid authorisation equivalent to a signature on a paper coversheet allowing students to submit assessment works electronically. The e-Submission process requires that specific wording and a link to the assessment declaration is included in your assessment documentation in order to comply with legal and statutory obligations, and can be used with all RMIT teaching technologies, including; • CANVAS • WebLearn   The use of fully electronic submissions saves significant time for both staff and students. Good practice • Providing clear advice to students on the e-Submission process as part of their assessment expectations assists in ensuring that it is straightforward for RMIT students to submit work electronically. • Students can submit non-electronic works via conversion by a digital scanner, i.e. paper-based assessments can be scanned and submitted for assessment via the e-Submission process. • Establishing a Turnitin assignment in CANVAS is a quick way to provide an e-Submission process for a class group. Students must submit all assessment task electronically via CANVAS as directed by their teacher. Students are not to email or hand assessment tasks to teachers in class, corridor or cafeteria etc


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Mapping Matrix
Elements/ Performance CriteriaAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
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5.1X  
5.2X  
6.1X  
6.2X  
6.3X  
6.4X  
7.1X  
7.2X  
7.3X  

 

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    • Current
    • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.
 

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 


Special consideration: 

Please Refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration 

Plagiarism: 

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

Please Refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism. 

Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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