Course Title: Prepare drawings for reticulatation systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: CIVE5667

Course Title: Prepare drawings for reticulatation systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6093 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering Design

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

EDC040B – Interpret and  process survey data
EDX060B – Prepare basic mechanical and civil engineering drawings to AS 1100
EDC020B – Apply knowledge of civil construction processes
MEM30001A Use computer aided drafting systems to produce engineering drawings

Course Description

This unit covers the competency to interpret and use relevant standards and codes to prepare drawings required in the construction of pipeline reticulation networks, in accordance with the accepted practices outlined in AS1100.401

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

EDX170B Prepare drawings for reticulatation systems


1. Sketch the composition of a pipeline reticulation system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Given relevant data, a diagrammatic sketch of a typical reticulation network is prepared.


2. Interpret and plot survey data from field and level books to prepare site and contour plans, where appropriate, of the area serviced by the pipelines.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Survey data from field and level books is correctly interpreted and the appropriate information extracted in preparation for plotting site and contour plans.
2.2 Site and contour plans of the area serviced by the pipelines are correctly plotted to industry standards.


3. Show the layout of pipelines in a plan.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 The horizontal alignment of a pipeline network is fully detailed and correctly displays the information required (including water supply, sewerage and stormwater drainage).


4. Prepare longitudinal sections of pipelines where appropriate.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Drawings are prepared of the longitudinal sections of a pipeline which are correctly plotted and fully detailed.


5. Use correct terminology, symbols, linework and lettering.

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Terminology, symbols and abbreviations, linework and lettering are correctly used in the preparation of pipeline drawings.


6. Draw pipeline details.

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Given relevant data, pipeline details are correctly drawn as part of the documentation required for pipeworks.


7. Prepare a pipe schedule where appropriate.

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Given relevant data, pipe schedules are prepared on the relevant drawings.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to curriculum document in the learning hub

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher-led face to face lectures of the concepts of reticulation system design and drawing layouts for water supply and stormwater drainage networks

In a computer lab using Computer Aided Drafting software and using appropriate standard symbols and terminology to AS 1100 prepare drawings of a water supply and stormwater drainage system based on industry standards including:
Draw a reticulation system plan with contours for a small water supply from survey data and other supplied information.
Draw water supply pipes and fittings to comply with Water Reticulation Code Standard Drawings.
Calculate distance and change in level and grade from pump supply to storage tank.
Draw a water supply tank and use standard symbols for fittings and details.
Draw a reticulation system plan for a small drainage project from survey data and other supplied information.
Use standard symbols for pits and pipelines and store them in a CAD library.
Draw drainage pits, pit schedule, fittings and details and store them in a CAD library.
Draw a longitudinal section from the reticulation plan and use exaggerated scales.
Add pipe grade, class, type, % fall and level information to the longitudinal section.

Teaching Schedule

See Online Learning Hub for details.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

AS1100.101. Technical drawing – General Principals. Australian Standard
AS1100. 501. Technical drawing – Structural Engineering. Australian Standard
AS1100.401. Technical drawing – Engineering Survey. Australian Standard
PU257. Civil Engineering Drawings. OTS/TAFE frontiers
PU250. Surveying. OTS/TAFE frontiers
Drafting Reticulation Systems -PB171 RMIT.


The surveyors board of Victoria Melbourne. 1984- Survey Practice
Handbook Victoria: Part 1 Drawing Practice. Surveyors Board
Irvine, W. 2005. Surveying For Construction 4th Edn. London ;New York:McGraw-Hill Book Co.
PU248. Earthworks Drains and Culverts. OTS/TAFE frontiers
PU249. Roads streets and Footpaths. OTS/TAFE frontiers

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction

Assessment Tasks

Contour plan
Water supply
Stormwater drainage
Pit details and schedules
Longitudinal section

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Prerequisite units comprise part of the underpinning knowledge and skills.
The Range Statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and
situations that may affect performance. Bold italicized wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.
Survey data Includes plotting:-
Survey traverse (by co-ordinates where appropriate)
Cultural detail (fences, power lines, trees, vegetation,
buildings etc.)
Cadastral information (property boundaries, county, parish,
lot nos etc)
Bench marks
Reference pegs/offset pegs
Horizontal alignment Information must include where relevant:-
Existing features and services
Service relocations
Offset/levels/kerb and channel
Pavement contours
Stormwater drainage
Property access
Ramped kerb crossings
Median/traffic islands
Auxiliary lanes
Line markings
Road furniture
Street lighting
Industry standards Includes AS 1100.401 and relevant ‘AUSROADS’ publications
Longitudinal section Information must include:-
Vertical intersection points
Vertical curves
Natural surface levels
Finished surface levels
Cut and fill data
Cross drainage details
Cross sections Information must include where relevant:-
Natural surface
Finished surface
Pavement boxes
Property boundaries
Kerb and channel/extruded kerb
Median/traffic islands
Road furniture
Urban intersection Information must include where relevant:-
Setting out details (offsets/levels)
Kerb and channel
Traffic islands
Pavement contours
Pavement markings

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