Course Title: Integrate services layout into design documentation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Integrate services layout into design documentation

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

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.

Important Information:

Students are to read this document to ensure that all completed assessment tasks comply with the listed learning elements and performance criteria.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017,
Term1 2019

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to integrate the layout of services and connections into building design documentation for residential (Building Code of Australia (BCA) Classes 1 and 10) and commercial (BCA Classes 2 to 9) buildings. It includes the knowledge and application of current sustainable and energy efficient practices
and appliances and involves consultation with other professionals to obtain agreement on service layout details and specifications.

It requires compliance with relevant legislation, Australian Standards and the BCA. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication. However this unit forms part of a minimum qualification requirement for registration with the Building Practitioners Board as a building designer (architectural).

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21594 Integrate services layout into design documentation


1. Document layouts of
water supply and hot
water systems

2. Document sewerage
and drainage
disposal methods
and layouts

3. Document methods
and layout for
air-conditioning and
fire protection

4. Document natural
and artificial lighting

5. Document electrical
and electronic
services layout

6. Finalise services

Learning Outcomes

This unit of competency supports the attainment of the skills and knowledge required for building designers to integrate services layout into designs for residential and commercial buildings in consultation with other professionals and finalise documentation in compliance with relevant legislation and the BCA.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques replicate design drafting workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures. Holistic or project-based assessment with other related units is recommended.