Course Title: Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: BUIL6260C

Course Title: Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Program Manager - Warren James

Tel: +61 3 9925 4468


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

CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install below ground sanitary drainage systems for sewage and waste discharge from sanitary fixtures to the authorities’ approved point of connection.

In some jurisdictions, this unit of competency may form part of accreditation, licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems


1. Prepare for work.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Plans and specifications are obtained.
1.2 Work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements associated with installing sanitary drainage systems are adhered to throughout the work.
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and adhered to according to workplace requirements.
1.4 Tasks are planned and sequenced in conjunction with others involved in or affected by the work.
1.5 Tools and equipment, including personal protective equipment, are selected and checked for serviceability.
1.6 Location of underground services is identified.
1.7 Work area is prepared to support efficient installation of sanitary drainage systems.


2. Identify installation requirements.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Quantity and type of materials required are calculated from existing installations, plans, specifications and site inspections.
2.2 Allowances for fabrication and assembly are correctly determined and transferred.
2.3 Materials and equipment are identified, ordered and collected according to workplace procedures.
2.4 Materials and equipment are checked for compliance with standards, docket and order form, and for acceptable condition.
2.5 Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the installation process.


3. Install sanitary drainage systems.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pipework is set out according to plans and specifications, site requirements or job instructions, with consideration given to the location of existing services and the authority’s approved point of connection.
3.2 Pipework is installed according to plans, specifications, standards and workplace procedures and without damage to surrounding environment, existing pipework or other services.
3.3 Connections for alterations, additions or repairs to existing systems are made according to standards and manufacturer specifications.
3.4 Installation is checked for compliance with design drawings, specifications, site requirements, standards and authorities' requirements.
3.5 Installation is tested to comply with standards and relevant authorities' requirements.


4. Clean up.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Installation is backfilled according to standards, and work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled according to legislation, regulation, codes of practice and job specification.
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored according to manufacturer recommendations and workplace procedures.
4.3 Information is accessed and documentation completed according to regulatory authorities and workplace requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities include in class workbook activities and researching industry practices and standards. This may include online learning activities. Students are expected to undertake design, size and documentation to relevant industry standards to include sustainability and WHS principles.

Teaching Schedule

 This unit is delivered over 2 sessions

Session Number         Topic                                             Learning Activities/Resources                  Elements/ Performance Criteria                Assessments                  
1Theory of installing below ground sanitary drainage systems Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 5 Pgs 129-163

Pearson’s Chapt. 5 Powerpoint

Introduce AS/NZS 3500
Parts 2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage 

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7

Pearsons Sanitary and Drainage.
Chapt. 5

Worksheets 1 - 4

1 Cont….Swmns, underpinnings, formative tasksRecording Book1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5Sign off theory, underpinning questions and SWMS in Student Sign-off Book, Enter on Atlas
2Practical TasksRecording Book3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
4.1, 4.2, 4.3

Practical Assessment, Task 32

Following assessment clean up site, store and maintain tools, recycle re-usable material.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services Skills Sanitary Drainage will be provided to all students enrolled in this unit.



Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

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


Task 1

  • Complete the resource book work sheets (Pearson Sanitary & Drainage and Student Leaners Recourse Book)
  • Complete theory test/Underpinning questions (may be Verbal, print based or computer based) and submit for assessment.
  • Complete a SWMS document appropriate for the task, sign and submit for assessment.

Task 2

Formative practice task

Task 3

Practical tasks

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix



Performance Criteria Covered

Task 1

Task 2

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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 are required to complete 2 different types of assessment tasks
Assessment 1 – Submit workbook underpinning questions and completed SWMS. (Weighting 30%)

Assessment 2 – Practical installation and fit off of sanitary fixtures for the following plumbing areas:

                               Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry, Ablution Area (weighting 70%)

To successfully complete this unit, a student needs to be deemed competent (CA grade) in both assessment tasks.
Grading Criteria:
NYC - Not yet competent
CA - Competence Achieved
DNS - Did not submit assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment                       Element/pc                                                               Percentage weighting
Assessment 1Written tasks - Workbook Element 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6,1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.530%
Assessment 2Practical installation and fit off of sanitary fixtures to plumbing areas, Element 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 4.1, 4.2, 4.370%

Assessment Task Element/ PC Percentage Weighting
Assessment 1 – Written tasks - Workbook Element 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6,1.7, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5    30%
Assessment 2 - Practical installation and fit off of sanitary fixtures to plumbing areas,  Element 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5  4.1, 4.2, 4.3   70% 

Other Information

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.
Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student.
Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the Guidelines for Students at the RMIT University Homepage.

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