Course Title: Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: VE 2018

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Course Code: BUIL6382

Course Title: Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems

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

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2222 - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61-3-9925 4632

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Nominal Hours: 30

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

CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry

Course Description

This unit specifies the competency required distinguish, select and fabricate drainage, water and gas tubing and pipes for a range of simple plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

 Registration and/or licensing requirements are applicable to undertake tasks associated with this unit. A person who carries out plumbing work in Victoria must be registered or licensed with the Victorian Building Authority (or working under supervision).

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21791 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems


1. Plan to assemble pipes and tubing

Performance Criteria:

1.1      Safety (OHS) requirements associated with the use of welding equipment, and workplace environmental requirements, are adhered to and provide a safe workplace environment.

1.2      Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to in accordance with workplace procedures.

1.3      Correct terminology is used when discussing the fabrication and assembly of pipes and tubes.

Plans and specifications for the job are discussed with the supervisor to determine the sequence of tasks


2. Prepare to assemble pipes and tubing

Performance Criteria:

1.1      Properties and characteristics of tubes and pipes are reviewed to determine that they meet Australian Standards and quality assurance requirements.

1.2      Tube and pipe installations in plumbing applications are reviewed to determine their function and compliance with plumbing regulations.

Tools and equipment for fabrication and assembly are selected according to the job requirements


3. Join and bend pipes and tubing

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant to joining and bending pipes and tubing is selected, correctly fitted and maintained. 3.2 Appropriate fabrication and assembly techniques are used, according to job specifications. 3.3 Testing procedures on fabricated tasks are applied to determine if the completed work is within predetermined tolerances.



4. Clean up work area

Performance Criteria:

1.1      The work area is cleaned in accordance with workplace procedures, legislation and regulations.

1.2      Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked for serviceability and stored in accordance with workplace procedures.

Materials and waste are disposed of, recycled or stored in accordance with workplace procedures, legislation and regulations.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Ref Workbook

Teaching Schedule

As per timetable

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be able to access course information and learning materials through CANVAS.

CANVAS is an online resource with the lesson plans for each unit. Within CANVAS are the session plans, assessments, resources and other materials required for completion of each unit of competency.

Additional materials maybe provided in class and lists of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

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



Task 1

Assessment 1      Workbook               

Task 2

Assessment 2      Underpinning questions                 

Task 3

Assessment 3      Practical tasks              



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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1 Workbook activitiesAssessment 2 Underpinning questionsAssessment 3 Practical tasks               
2.1 x 
2.2 x 
2.3 x 
3.1  x
3.2  x
3.3  x
4.1  x
4.2  x
4.3  x



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

As Above

Assessment Matrix

As Above

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

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

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Study and learning Support: 
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