Course Title: Prepare drawings for reticulatation systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

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

Teacher: Chris Sanos
School of Engineering (TAFE)
Ph: 9925 8342

Nominal Hours: 40

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

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

Students will use the Planning and Time Management chart in the learning material to assist them through the course. The chart lists all your topics and their learning outcomes, and the activities and assessments to complete. Following this chart is the best way to monitor your progress and ensure you meet all deadlines.

This course runs for an 8 week duration (approximately 4 hours per week) consisting of both; in-class time and out of hours study. Students are expected to complete the project assessment either during scheduled class time or in their own time.

Students will submit their assessment projects and activities as indicated in the Learning Guide and feedback on activities and assessments will be provided during and after submission.

All work must be presented as specified by your teacher and as per the instructions in the learning guide. Students are required to be professional in both presentation and attitude, including meeting of deadlines. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. Students must ensure they have read the plagiarism statement in the Course Outlines online.

A schedule of assessments can be found below and in the learning guides.

Teaching Schedule

Week   Topics Delivered                                                                                       Elements /
Performance Criteria     
1Interpret and Plot Survey Data2.1, 2.2
2Water Supply


3Water Supply and Pipeline Details5.1
4Horizontal Alignment Plan1.1
5Pit Details6.1
6Pit Details6.1
7Longitudinal Drainage Section4.1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


1. Drafting Reticulation Systems -PB171 RMIT – available online
2. Civil Engineering Drawings PU257 OTS/TAFE frontiers –
available online
3. Surveying PU250 - OTS/TAFE frontiers - available online.
4. Gladfelter, Donnie AutoCAD 2014 and AutoCAD LT 2014: No Experience Required
5. Onstott, Scott AutoCAD 2014 Essentials

These resources are either available for free online through the RMIT Library or will be provided by the teacher during class. Students are not required to purchase these texts.

Other Resources

  • Students can obtain the latest, free educational version of Autocad from the Autodeask website for out of class work.
  • Web links
  • In class videos

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

All assessment tasks are drawing based assessments to be completed on the CAD program taught in class. Each assessment gradually steps up in degrees of difficulty as the student develops and gains greater experience with the program and Engineering concepts. Below is a Marking Guideline to assist students understand the grading system and what it takes to achieve a higher grade and improve their performance. A Marking guideline matrix appears in the learning guide for this course.

Students must achieve a result of >50% combined for the assessment tasks and >50% for the competency test to pass this course.

If a re-submission is granted, or an alternative assessment offered and a pass grade achieved, then students will not be eligible for a grade higher than 50% regardless of the standard of work.

Assessment 1: Survey Data and Contouring (10%)
Students are to draw a survey contour plan from the information provided in the learning guide.

Assessment 1: Contouring Plan and Longitudinal Section (20%)
Students are to draw a site plan and drainage layout from the information provided in the learning guide.

Assessment 1: Tank Plan and Drainage Details (10%)
Students are to draw a tank plan and associated details from information provided in the learning guide.

Assessment 2: Horizontal Alignment Plan (10%)
Students are to draw a horizontal alignment plan from information provided in the learning guide.

Assessment 2: Side Entry Pit Details (20%)
Students are to draw a side entry pit and associated details from information provided in the learning guide.

Assessment 3: Longitudinal Drainage Section (10%)
Students are to draw a longitudinal drainage section from information provided in the learning guide. 

Assessment 4: Test (20%)
Students are to draw a longitudinal section from the information provided. 

Assessment Matrix

        EDX170B Elements & Performance Criteria                


  1.1  2.1  2.2  3.1  4.1  5.1  6.1  7.1
Assessment 1  x  x  x  x  x  x  
Assessment 2     x   x  x  x
Assessment 3      x  x  
Assessment 4      x   

Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, project work, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 20 hours outside the class time.

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 to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please Refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit

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 lodgement 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 to find more information about special consideration


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

Please Refer: to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:

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

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