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BCP03
Plumbing and Services Training Package

Volume 2 of 3
Plumbing and Services Training Package Volume 2- Licensing Units of
Competency

The units of competency were developed for licensing purposes and do not form a single
qualification. These units of competency are packaged into a qualification in volume 3 of
BCP03 Plumbing and Services Training Package.
The Plumbing and Services Training Package (BCP03) is comprised of three volumes.
This Training Package was endorsed by NTQC in October 2003.
This Training Package is to be reviewed by November 2006.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Version Modification History............................................................................................................................... 5

Qualifications Framework.................................................................................................................................... 7
The Australian Qualifications Framework............................................................................................................7
Skill Sets............................................................................................................................................................12
Assessment Guidelines......................................................................................................................................14
Introduction........................................................................................................................................................14
Assessment System Overview..........................................................................................................................14
Australian Quality Training Framework Assessment Requirements................................................................. 14
Requirements for Assessors............................................................................................................................. 17
Pathways...........................................................................................................................................................19
Designing Assessment Tools............................................................................................................................ 21
Use of Assessment Tools..................................................................................................................................22
Using Prepared Assessment Tools................................................................................................................... 22
Developing Assessment Tools.......................................................................................................................... 22
Conducting Assessment....................................................................................................................................22
Access and Equity.............................................................................................................................................23
Industry Assessment Contextualisation 2........................................................................................................24
Futher Sources of Information...........................................................................................................................25
General Resources........................................................................................................................................... 27
Assessment Resources.....................................................................................................................................27
Assessment Tool Design and Conducting Assessment....................................................................................28
Assessor Training..............................................................................................................................................28
Assessment System Design and Management.................................................................................................28

Units
BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes............................................................................ 29
BCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work.............................................................................................................36
BCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage systems...................................................................... 41
BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage systems................................................................. 47
BCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment plant disposal systems............................................ 53
BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems................................ 59
BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards fire suppression systems....................................... 65
BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets........................................................................................... 71
BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems............................................................. 76
BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations......................................................................82
BCPGS4002A Service Type A gas appliances................................................................................................. 88
BCPMS4001A Plan, size and layout heating and cooling systems...................................................................96
BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems........................................................................................ 102
BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems........................................................................... 108
BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipework and fixtures...............................................................114
BCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water services/systems.................................................... 119
BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices.........................................................125
BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water temperature control devices......................................... 131

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Version Modification History

Version Modification History


The version details of this endorsed Training Package are in the table below. The latest information is
at the top of the table.

Version Release Date Comments

3 24/08/06 Addition of new units of competency and qualifications at


Certificate IV and Diploma levels.
Packaging into qualifications of previously endorsed units
(Version 2) used for licensing purposes.

2 22/10/04 Addition of Licensing Units and replacement mains piping unit


BCPDR3004A
Addition of nineteen competency standards for licensing
purposes:
BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes
BCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work
BCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage systems
BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage
systems
BCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment plant
disposal systems
BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire
suppression sprinkler systems
BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards fire
suppression systems
BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets
BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler
systems
BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations
BCPGS4002A Service Type A gas appliances
BCPMS4001A Plan, size and layout heating and cooling
systems
BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems
BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems
BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipework and
fixtures
BCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water
services/systems
BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention
devices
BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water
temperature control devices

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Version Modification History

Version Release Date Comments

BSBSBM401A Establish business and legal requirements


Note: There are no qualifications attached to these standards.

1 20/11/03 Initial Release of the Package

Forms control : All endorsed training packages will have a version number displayed on the
imprint page of every volume constituting that training package. Every training package will
display an up-to-date copy of this modification history form, to be placed immediately after the
contents page of the first volume of the training package. Comments on changes will only
show sufficient detail to enable a user to identify the nature and location of the change.
Changes to training packages will generally be batched at quarterly intervals. This
modification history form will be included within any displayed sample of that training package
and will constitute all detail available to identify changes.

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Qualifications Framework

Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework


What is the Australian Qualifications Framework?
A brief overview of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) follows. For a full
explanation of the AQF, see the AQF Implementation Handbook. The 2007 version of the
AQF Implementation Handbook is expected to be available on the Australian Qualifications
Framework Advisory Board (AQFAB) website www.aqf.edu.au during September 2007, and in
print in October 2007 (obtain the hard copy by contacting AQFAB on phone 03 9639 1606 or
email at aqfab@curriculum.edu.au).
The AQF provides a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for all qualifications in
post-compulsory education and training in Australia. In the vocational education and training
(VET) sector it assists national consistency for all trainees, learners, employers and providers
by enabling national recognition of qualifications and Statements of Attainment.
Training Package qualifications in the VET sector must comply with the titles and guidelines of
the AQF. Endorsed Training Packages provide a unique title for each AQF qualification which
must always be reproduced accurately.
Qualifications
Training Packages can incorporate the following eight AQF qualifications.
• Certificate I in ...
• Certificate II in ...
• Certificate III in ...
• Certificate IV in ...
• Diploma of ...
• Advanced Diploma of ...
• Vocational Graduate Certificate of ...
• Vocational Graduate Diploma of ...

On completion of the requirements defined in the Training Package, a Registered Training


Organisation (RTO) may issue a nationally recognised AQF qualification. Issuance of AQF
qualifications must comply with the advice provided in the AQF Implementation Handbook
and the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration.
Statement of Attainment
A Statement of Attainment is issued by a Registered Training Organisation when an individual
has completed one or more units of competency from nationally recognised
qualification(s)/courses(s). Issuance of Statements of Attainment must comply with the advice
provided in the current AQF Implementation Handbook and the AQTF 2007 Essential
Standards for Registration.
Under the AQTF 2007, RTOs must recognise the achievement of competencies as recorded
on a qualification or Statement of Attainment issued by other RTOs. Given this, recognised
competencies can progressively build towards a full AQF qualification.
AQF Guidelines and Learning Outcomes
The AQF Implementation Handbook provides a comprehensive guideline for each AQF
qualification. A summary of the learning outcome characteristics and their distinguishing
features for each VET related AQF qualification is provided below.

Certificate I
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Characteristics of Learning Outcomes


Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills would prepare a person to perform a
defined range of activities most of which may be routine and predictable.
Applications may include a variety of employment related skills including preparatory access
and participation skills, broad-based induction skills and/or specific workplace skills. They
may also include participation in a team or work group.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate knowledge by recall in a narrow range of areas;
• demonstrate basic practical skills, such as the use of relevant tools;
• perform a sequence of routine tasks given clear direction
• receive and pass on messages/information.

Certificate II
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and skills would prepare a person to perform in
a range of varied activities or knowledge application where there is a clearly defined range of
contexts in which the choice of actions required is usually clear and there is limited
complexity in the range of operations to be applied.
Performance of a prescribed range of functions involving known routines and procedures
and some accountability for the quality of outcomes.
Applications may include some complex or non-routine activities involving individual
responsibility or autonomy and/or collaboration with others as part of a group or team.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate basic operational knowledge in a moderate range of areas;
• apply a defined range of skills;
• apply known solutions to a limited range of predictable problems;
• perform a range of tasks where choice between a limited range of options is required;
• assess and record information from varied sources;
• take limited responsibility for own outputs in work and learning.

Certificate III
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover selecting,
adapting and transferring skills and knowledge to new environments and providing technical
advice and some leadership in resolution of specified problems. This would be applied
across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice
of options available.
Performance of a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader
related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion
and judgement is required in the section of equipment, services or contingency measures
and within known time constraints.
Applications may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including

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group or team co-ordination may be involved.


Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate some relevant theoretical knowledge
• apply a range of well-developed skills
• apply known solutions to a variety of predictable problems
• perform processes that require a range of well-developed skills where some discretion
and judgement is required
• interpret available information, using discretion and judgement
• take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning
• take limited responsibility for the output of others.

Certificate IV
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover a broad range
of varied activities or application in a wider variety of contexts most of which are complex and
non-routine. Leadership and guidance are involved when organising activities of self and
others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.
Performance of a broad range of skilled applications including the requirement to evaluate
and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current
practices and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and
planning of the skills. Applications involve responsibility for, and limited organisation of,
others.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical
concepts
• apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems
• identify and apply skill and knowledge areas to a wide variety of contexts, with depth in
some areas
• identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources
• take responsibility for own outputs in relation to specified quality standards
• take limited responsibility for the quantity and quality of the output of others.

Diploma
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to
skills or knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management
requirements, evaluation and co-ordination.
The self directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas
where judgment is required in planning and selecting appropriate equipment, services and
techniques for self and others.
Applications involve participation in development of strategic initiatives as well as personal
responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others.
It may include participation in teams including teams concerned with planning and evaluation

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functions. Group or team co-ordination may be involved.


The degree of emphasis on breadth as against depth of knowledge and skills may vary
between qualifications granted at this level.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies or learning outcomes enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate understanding of a broad knowledge base incorporating theoretical
concepts, with substantial depth in some areas
• analyse and plan approaches to technical problems or management requirements
• transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical or creative skills to a range of
situations
• evaluate information, using it to forecast for planning or research purposes
• take responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad quantity and quality parameters
• take some responsibility for the achievement of group outcomes.

Advanced Diploma
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity involving analysis, design, planning, execution and evaluation
across a range of technical and/or management functions including development of new
criteria or applications or knowledge or procedures.
The application of a significant range of fundamental principles and complex techniques
across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts in relation to either varied or highly
specific functions. Contribution to the development of a broad plan, budget or strategy is
involved and accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving the outcomes is
involved.
Applications involve significant judgement in planning, design, technical or
leadership/guidance functions related to products, services, operations or procedures.
The degree of emphasis on breadth as against depth of knowledge and skills may vary
between qualifications granted at this level.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the competencies or learning outcomes enable an individual with this qualification to:
• demonstrate understanding of specialised knowledge with depth in some areas
• analyse, diagnose, design and execute judgements across a broad range of technical
or management functions
• generate ideas through the analysis of information and concepts at an abstract level
• demonstrate a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative or
conceptual skills
• demonstrate accountability for personal outputs within broad parameters
• demonstrate accountability for personal and group outcomes within broad parameters.

Vocational Graduate Certificate


Characteristics of competencies or learning outcomes
• The self-directed development and achievement of broad and specialised areas of
knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Substantial breadth and complexity involving the initiation, analysis, design, planning,
execution and evaluation of technical and management functions in highly varied and

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highly specialised contexts.


• Applications involve making significant, high-level, independent judgements in major
broad or planning, design, operational, technical and management functions in highly
varied and specialised contexts. They may include responsibility and broad-ranging
accountability for the structure, management and output of the work or functions of
others.
• The degree of emphasis on breadth, as opposed to depth, of knowledge and skills may
vary between qualifications granted at this level.

Distinguishing features of learning outcomes


• Demonstrate the self-directed development and achievement of broad and specialised
areas of knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Initiate, analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate major broad or technical and
management functions in highly varied and highly specialised contexts.
• Generate and evaluate ideas through the analysis of information and concepts at an
abstract level.
• Demonstrate a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative or
conceptual skills in complex contexts.
• Demonstrate responsibility and broad-ranging accountability for the structure,
management and output of the work or functions of others.

Vocational Graduate Diploma


Characteristics of competencies or learning outcomes
• The self-directed development and achievement of broad and specialised areas of
knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Substantial breadth, depth and complexity involving the initiation, analysis, design,
planning, execution and evaluation of major functions, both broad and highly
specialised, in highly varied and highly specialised contexts.
• Further specialisation within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge.
• Applications involve making high-level, fully independent, complex judgements in broad
planning, design, operational, technical and management functions in highly varied and
highly specialised contexts. They may include full responsibility and accountability for
all aspects of work and functions of others, including planning, budgeting and strategy
development.
• The degree of emphasis on breadth, as opposed to depth, of knowledge and skills may
vary between qualifications granted at this level.

Distinguishing features of learning outcomes


• Demonstrate the self-directed development and achievement of broad and highly
specialised areas of knowledge and skills, building on prior knowledge and skills.
• Initiate, analyse, design, plan, execute and evaluate major functions, both broad and
within highly varied and highly specialised contexts.
• Generate and evaluate complex ideas through the analysis of information and concepts
at an abstract level.
• Demonstrate an expert command of wide-ranging, highly specialised, technical,
creative or conceptual skills in complex and highly specialised or varied contexts.
• Demonstrate full responsibility and accountability for personal outputs.
• Demonstrate full responsibility and accountability for all aspects of the work or functions
of others, including planning, budgeting and strategy.

Qualification Pathways

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The following pathways charts are provided to show the types of pathways into and from
qualifications that are possible with this Training Package. For more information about
qualifications and pathways contact Construction and Property Services Industry Skills
Council ( http://www.cpsisc.com.au).

Skill Sets
Definition
Skill sets are defined as single units of competency, or combinations of units of competency
from an endorsed Training Package, which link to a licence or regulatory requirement, or
defined industry need.
Wording on Statements of Attainment
Skill sets are a way of publicly identifying logical groupings of units of competency which meet
an identified need or industry outcome. Skill sets are not qualifications.
Where skill sets are identified in a Training Package, the Statement of Attainment can set out
the competencies a person has achieved in a way that is consistent and clear for employers
and others. This is done by including the wording "these competencies meet [insert skill set
title or identified industry area] need" on the Statement of Attainment. This wording applies
only to skill sets that are formally identified as such in the endorsed Training Package. See
the 2007 edition of the AQF Implementation Handbook for advice on wording on Statements
of Attainmentthe updated version is expected to be available on the AQFAB website
www.aqf.edu.au during September 2007 and in print in October 2007.

Skill Sets in this Training Package


Trade contracting skill set
This skill set addresses the skills used by experienced tradespeople operating as sole traders,
or with limited staff, contracting their services to builders. The contractors may be in the early
stages of developing and growing their newly-established businesses.
The intent of the skill set is to provide an initial set of business skills to support contractors'
existing trade skills.
The completion of this skill set provides a pathway to a range of Certificate IV qualifications.
Trade contracting skill set

Unit code Unit title

BCGBC4004A Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction
projects

BCGBC4024A Resolve business disputes

BCGBC4034A Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

BSBCMN310A Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBOHS403A Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

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BSBSBM401A Establish business and legal requirements

BSBSBM406A Manage finances

PLUS
one of the following units:

BCGBC4025A Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BCGBC4031A Process client requirements

BSBCMN420A Write complex documents

Pathway Completion of these units provides credit towards BCP40106 Certificate IV


in Plumbing and Services.

Suggested These units from BCP03 Plumbing and Services Training Package meet
form of words industry requirements for experienced tradespersons performing trade
for Statement contracting work in the plumbing and services industry.
of Attainment

Plumbing and services team leader skill set


This skill set addresses the skills used by experienced tradespeople and operators who are
moving into roles with additional responsibility and team leadership, typically in smaller
businesses. The intent of the skill set is to identify the team leadership and other skills that will
enable the development of staff under the supervision of an experienced site supervisor or
other recognised industry figure. The completion of this skill set provides a pathway to a range
of Certificate IV qualifications.
Plumbing and services team leader skill set

Unit code Unit title

BCGBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction
workplace

BCGBC4009A Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

BSBFLM404A Lead work teams

Pathway Completion of these units provides credit towards BCP40106 Certificate IV


in Plumbing and Services.

Suggested These units from BCP03 Plumbing and Services Training Package meet
form of words industry requirements for experienced tradespersons and operators working
for Statement as plumbing and services team leaders in the construction industry.
of Attainment

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Assessment Guidelines

Assessment Guidelines

Introduction
These Assessment Guidelines provide the endorsed framework for assessment of units of
competency in this Training Package. They are designed to ensure that assessment is
consistent with the AQTF 2007. Assessments against the units of competency in this Training
Package must be carried out in accordance with these Assessment Guidelines.

Assessment System Overview


This section provides an overview of the requirements for assessment when using this
Training Package, including a summary of the AQTF 2007 requirements; licensing/registration
requirements; and assessment pathways.
Benchmarks for Assessment
Assessment within the National Skills Framework is the process of collecting evidence and
making judgments about whether competency has been achieved to confirm whether an
individual can perform to the standards expected in the workplace, as expressed in the
relevant endorsed unit of competency.
In the areas of work covered by this Training Package, the endorsed units of competency are
the benchmarks for assessment. As such, they provide the basis for nationally recognised
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment
issued by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

Australian Quality Training Framework Assessment Requirements


Assessment leading to nationally recognised AQF qualifications and Statements of
Attainment in the vocational education and training sector must meet the requirements of the
AQTF as expressed in the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration.
The AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration can be downloaded from <
www.training.com.au/aqtf2007>. The following points summarise assessment requirements.
Registration of Training Organisations
Assessment must be conducted by, or on behalf of, an RTO formally registered by a State or
Territory Registering/Course Accrediting Body in accordance with the AQTF 2007 Essential
Standards for Registration. The RTO must have the specific units of competency and/or AQF
qualifications on its scope of registration.
Quality Training and Assessment
Each RTO must provide quality training and assessment across all its operations. See the
AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 1.
Assessor Competency Requirements
Each person involved in training, assessment or client service must be competent for the
functions they perform. See the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 1,
for assessor (and trainer) competency requirements.
Assessment Requirements
The RTOs assessments, including RPL, must meet the requirements of the relevant endorsed
Training Package. See the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 1.
Assessment Strategies

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Assessment Guidelines

Each RTO must have strategies for training and assessment that meet the requirements of
the relevant Training Package or accredited course and are developed in consultation with
industry stakeholders. See the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 1.
National Recognition
Each RTO must recognise the AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment issued by
any other RTO. See the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Condition of
Registration 7: Recognition of qualifications issued by other RTOs.
Access and Equity and Client Outcomes
Each RTO must adhere to the principles of access and equity and maximise outcomes for its
clients. See the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 2.
Monitoring Assessments
Training and/or assessment provided on behalf of the RTO must be monitored to ensure that
it is in accordance with all aspects of the Essential Standards for Registration. See the AQTF
2007 Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 3.
Recording Assessment Outcomes
Each RTO must manage records to ensure their accuracy and integrity. See the AQTF 2007
Essential Standards for Registration, Standard 3.
Issuing AQF Qualifications and Statements of Attainment
Each RTO must issue AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment that meet the
requirements of the current AQF Implementation Handbook and the endorsed Training
Packages within the scope of its registration. An AQF qualification is issued once the full
requirements for a qualification, as specified in the nationally endorsed Training Package are
met. A Statement of Attainment is issued when an individual has completed one or more units
of competency from nationally recognised qualification(s)/courses(s). See the AQTF 2007 and
the 2007 edition of the AQF Implementation Handbook-available on the AQFAB website <
www.aqf.edu.au>.

Licensing/registration requirements
Licensing and registration requirements that apply to specific industries, and vocational
education and training, vary between each State and Territory and can regularly change. The
developers of this Training Package and DEST consider that the licensing/ registration
requirements described in this section apply to RTOs, assessors or candidates with respect to
this Training Package. While reasonable care has been taken in its preparation, the
developers of this Training Package and DEST cannot guarantee that the list is definitive or
accurate at the time of reading; the information in this section is provided in good faith on that
basis.
A number of occupations and roles within the plumbing and services industry are regulated in
some or all of the States and Territories.
The regulators for each jurisdiction are listed below:
Jurisdiction Name of Regulatory Body Address

Australian Plumbing Compliance Ground Floor North


Capital Territory
ACT Planning and Land Authority Dame Pattie Menzies House

16 Challis Street

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Dickson ACT 2601

New South Plumbing Policy, Standards and Sydney Water Corporation


Wales Regulations
2nd Floor, Corner of Bigge
Sydney Water Corporation
and Moore Streets

Liverpool NSW 2170

Northern Building Advisory Services First Floor Cavenagh House


Territory
Department of Planning & 38 Cavenagh Street
Infrastructure
Darwin NT 0800

Queensland Plumbing Standards Level 25, 41 George Street

Building Codes Queensland Brisbane QLD 4000

South Australia Plumbing Services South Australian Water Corporation

South Australian Water East Terrace


Corporation
Thebarton SA 5031

Tasmania Building Standards and 30 Gordons Hill Road


Regulation
Rosny Park TAS 7018

Victoria Plumbing Industry Commission 450 Burke Road

Camberwell Vic 3124

West Australia Western Australian Plumbers Locked Bag 14


Licensing Board
Cloisters Square WA 6850

When selecting a qualification, including the choice of electives, reference should be made to
the requirement identified by the Australian and New Zealand Reciprocity Association that the
following units must be completed for the range of plumbing specialisms and which are used
within the States and Territories for licensing purposes:
ALL STREAMS
BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes
BCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work
BSBSBM401A Establish business and legal requirements
WATER SUPPLY
BCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water services/systems
BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

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BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water temperature control devices


DRAINAGE
BCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage systems
BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage systems
BCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment plant disposal systems
SANITARY
BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipe work and fixtures
GASFITTING
BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations
BCPGS4002A Service Type A gas appliances
AIR CONDITIONING AND MECHANICAL SERVICES
BCPMS4001A Plan, size and layout heating and cooling systems
BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems
ROOFING
BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems
FIRE SERVICES
BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards fire suppression systems
BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets
BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems
It is of importance that RTOs and candidates make themselves familiar with the licensing and
registration arrangements that apply in their jurisdiction.

Requirements for Assessors


Licensing and registration requirements that apply to specific industries, and vocational
education and training, vary between each State and Territory and can regularly change. The
developers of this Training Package and DEST consider that the licensing/ registration
requirements described in this section apply to RTOs, assessors or candidates with respect to
this Training Package. While reasonable care has been taken in its preparation, the
developers of this Training Package and DEST cannot guarantee that the list is definitive or
accurate at the time of reading; the information in this section is provided in good faith on that
basis.
A number of occupations and roles within the plumbing and services industry are regulated in
some or all of the States and Territories.
The regulators for each jurisdiction are listed below:
Jurisdiction Name of Regulatory Body Address

Australian Plumbing Compliance Ground Floor North


Capital Territory
ACT Planning and Land Authority Dame Pattie Menzies House

16 Challis Street

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Dickson ACT 2601

New South Plumbing Policy, Standards and Sydney Water Corporation


Wales Regulations
2nd Floor, Corner of Bigge
Sydney Water Corporation
and Moore Streets

Liverpool NSW 2170

Northern Building Advisory Services First Floor Cavenagh House


Territory
Department of Planning & 38 Cavenagh Street
Infrastructure
Darwin NT 0800

Queensland Plumbing Standards Level 25, 41 George Street

Building Codes Queensland Brisbane QLD 4000

South Australia Plumbing Services South Australian Water Corporation

South Australian Water East Terrace


Corporation
Thebarton SA 5031

Tasmania Building Standards and 30 Gordons Hill Road


Regulation
Rosny Park TAS 7018

Victoria Plumbing Industry Commission 450 Burke Road

Camberwell Vic 3124

West Australia Western Australian Plumbers Locked Bag 14


Licensing Board
Cloisters Square WA 6850

When selecting a qualification, including the choice of electives, reference should be made to
the requirement identified by the Australian and New Zealand Reciprocity Association that the
following units must be completed for the range of plumbing specialisms and which are used
within the States and Territories for licensing purposes:
ALL STREAMS
BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes
BCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work
BSBSBM401A Establish business and legal requirements
WATER SUPPLY
BCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water services/systems
BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

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BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water temperature control devices


DRAINAGE
BCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage systems
BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage systems
BCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment plant disposal systems
SANITARY
BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipe work and fixtures
GASFITTING
BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations
BCPGS4002A Service Type A gas appliances
AIR CONDITIONING AND MECHANICAL SERVICES
BCPMS4001A Plan, size and layout heating and cooling systems
BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems
ROOFING
BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems
FIRE SERVICES
BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards fire suppression systems
BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets
BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems
It is of importance that RTOs and candidates make themselves familiar with the licensing and
registration arrangements that apply in their jurisdiction.

Pathways
The competencies in this Training Package may be attained in a number of ways including
through:
• formal or informal education and training
• experiences in the workplace
• general life experience, and/or
• any combination of the above.

Assessment under this Training Package leading to an AQF qualification or Statement of


Attainment may follow a learning and assessment pathway, an assessment-only or
recognition pathway, or a combination of the two as illustrated in the following diagram.

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Each of these assessment pathways leads to full recognition of competencies held - the
critical issue is that the candidate is competent, not how the competency was acquired.
Assessment, by any pathway, must comply with the assessment requirements set out in the
Assessment Guidelines of the Training Package and the AQTF 2007.
Learning and Assessment Pathways
Usually, learning and assessment are integrated, with assessment evidence being collected
and feedback provided to the candidate at anytime throughout the learning and assessment
process.
Learning and assessment pathways may include structured programs in a variety of contexts
using a range of strategies to meet different learner needs. Structured learning and
assessment programs could be: group-based, work-based, project-based, self-paced, action
learning-based; conducted by distance or e-learning; and/or involve practice and experience
in the workplace.
Learning and assessment pathways to suit Australian Apprenticeships have a mix of formal
structured training and structured workplace experience with formative assessment activities
through which candidates can acquire and demonstrate skills and knowledge from the
relevant units of competency.
Assessment-Only or Recognition of Prior Learning Pathway
Competencies already held by individuals can be formally assessed against the units of
competency in this Training Package, and should be recognised regardless of how, when or
where they were achieved.
In an assessment-only or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pathway, the candidate
provides current, quality evidence of their competency against the relevant unit of
competency. This process may be directed by the candidate and verified by the assessor,
such as in the compilation of portfolios; or directed by the assessor, such as through
observation of workplace performance and skills application, and oral and/or written
assessment. Where the outcomes of this process indicate that the candidate is competent,
structured training is not required. The RPL requirements of the AQTF 2007 must be met
(Standard 1).
As with all assessment, the assessor must be confident that the evidence indicates that the
candidate is currently competent against the endorsed unit of competency. This evidence
may take a variety of forms and might include certification, references from past employers,
testimonials from clients, and work samples. The onus is on candidates to provide sufficient
evidence to satisfy assessors that they currently hold the relevant competencies. In judging
evidence, the assessor must ensure that the evidence of prior learning is:

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• authentic (the candidate"s own work)


• valid (directly related to the current version of the relevant endorsed unit of competency)
• reliable (shows that the candidate consistently meets the endorsed unit of competency)
• current (reflects the candidate"s current capacity to perform the aspect of the work
covered by the endorsed unit of competency), and
• sufficient (covers the full range of elements in the relevant unit of competency and
addresses the four dimensions of competency, namely task skills, task management
skills, contingency management skills, and job/role environment skills).

The assessment only or recognition of prior learning pathway is likely to be most appropriate
in the following scenarios:
• candidates enrolling in qualifications who want recognition for prior learning or current
competencies
• existing workers
• individuals with overseas qualifications
• recent migrants with established work histories
• people returning to the workplace, and
• people with disabilities or injuries requiring a change in career.

Combination of Pathways
Where candidates for assessment have gained competencies through work and life
experience and gaps in their competence are identified, or where they require training in new
areas, a combination of pathways may be appropriate.
In such situations, the candidate may undertake an initial assessment to determine their
current competency. Once current competency is identified, a structured learning and
assessment program ensures that the candidate acquires the required additional
competencies identified as gaps.
Assessor Requirements
This section identifies the mandatory competencies for assessors, and clarifies how others
may contribute to the assessment process where one person alone does not hold all the
required competencies.
Assessor Competencies
The AQTF 2007 specifies mandatory competency requirements for assessors. For
information, Standard 1, Element 1.4 from the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for
Registration follows:
1.4 Training and assessment is delivered by trainers and assessors who:

a) have the necessary training and assessment competencies as determined by the


National Quality Council or its successors

b) have the relevant vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered or
assessed

c) continue developing their vocational and training and assessment competencies to


support continuous improvements in the delivery of the RTO"s services.

Designing Assessment Tools


This section provides an overview on the use and development of assessment tools.

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Use of Assessment Tools


Assessment tools provide a means of collecting the evidence that assessors use in making
judgments about whether candidates have achieved competency.
There is no set format or process for the design, production or development of assessment
tools. Assessors may use prepared assessment tools, such as those specifically developed to
support this Training Package, or they may develop their own.

Using Prepared Assessment Tools


If using prepared assessment tools, assessors should ensure these are benchmarked, or
mapped, against the current version of the relevant unit of competency. This can be done by
checking that the materials are listed on the National Training Information Service <
www.ntis.gov.au>. Materials on the list have been noted by the National Quality Council as
meeting their quality criteria for Training Package support materials.

Developing Assessment Tools


When developing assessment tools, assessors must ensure that they:
• are benchmarked against the relevant unit or units of competency
• are reviewed as part of the continuous improvement of assessment strategies as
required under Standard 1 of the AQTF 2007
• meet the assessment requirements expressed in Standard 1 of the AQTF 2007.

A key reference for assessors developing assessment tools is TAA04 Training and
Assessment Training Package and the unit of competency TAAASS403A Develop
assessment tools. There is no set format or process for the design, production or
development of assessment materials.

Conducting Assessment
This section details the mandatory assessment requirements and provides information on
equity in assessment including reasonable adjustment.
Assessment Requirements
Assessments must meet the criteria set out in the AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for
Registration.
For information, the mandatory assessment requirements from Standard 1 from the AQTF
2007 Essential Standards for Registration are as follows:
1.5 Assessment, including Recognition of Prior Learning:

a) meets the requirements of the relevant Training Package or accredited course,

b) is conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of


evidence, and

c) meets workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

Assessment of Employability Skills


Employability Skills are integral to workplace competency. As such they must be considered
in the design, customisation, delivery and assessment of vocational education and training
programs in an integrated and holistic way, as represented diagrammatically below.

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Employability Skills are embedded and explicit within each unit of competency. Training
providers must use Employability Skills information in order to design valid and reliable
training and assessment strategies. This analysis could include:
• reviewing units of competency to locate relevant Employability Skills and determine how
they are applied within the unit
• analysing the Employability Skills Summary for the qualification in which the unit or units
are packaged to help clarify relevant industry and workplace contexts and the
application of Employability Skills at that qualification outcome
• designing training and assessment to address Employability Skills requirements.

For more information on Employability Skills in Construction and Property Services Industry
Skills Council Training Packages go to the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills
Council website at http://www.cpsisc.com.au.

Access and Equity


An individual"s access to the assessment process should not be adversely affected by
restrictions placed on the location or context of assessment beyond the requirements
specified in this Training Package: training and assessment must be bias-free.
Under the rules for their development, Training Packages must reflect and cater for the
increasing diversity of Australia"s VET clients and Australia"s current and future workforce.
The flexibilities offered by Training Packages should enhance opportunities and potential
outcomes for all people so that we can all benefit from a wider national skills base and a
shared contribution to Australia"s economic development and social and cultural life.
Reasonable adjustments
It is important that education providers take meaningful, transparent and reasonable steps to
consult, consider and implement reasonable adjustments for students with disability.

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Under the Disability Standards for Education 2005, education providers must make
reasonable adjustments for people with disability to the maximum extent that those
adjustments do not cause that provider unjustifiable hardship. While "reasonable adjustment"
and "unjustifiable hardship" are different concepts and involve different considerations, they
both seek to strike a balance between the interests of education providers and the interests of
students with and without disability.
An adjustment is any measure or action that a student requires because of their disability, and
which has the effect of assisting the student to access and participate in education and
training on the same basis as students without a disability. An adjustment is reasonable if it
achieves this purpose while taking into account factors such as the nature of the student"s
disability, the views of the student, the potential effect of the adjustment on the student and
others who might be affected, and the costs and benefits of making the adjustment.
An education provider is also entitled to maintain the academic integrity of a course or
program and to consider the requirements or components that are inherent or essential to its
nature when assessing whether an adjustment is reasonable. There may be more than one
adjustment that is reasonable in a given set of circumstances; education providers are
required to make adjustments that are reasonable and that do not cause them unjustifiable
hardship.
See Part 4, Chapter 2 of the Training Package Development Handbook (DEST, September
2007) for more information on reasonable adjustment, including examples of adjustments.

Industry Assessment Contextualisation 2


Assessment in the Plumbing and Services Industry
The Plumbing and Services Industry places premium on skills and knowledge that can be
demonstrated in a real workplace environment. Whilst assessment of some of the Unit(s) of
Competency in the Plumbing and Services Training Package can be carried out in a
simulated work environment, the industry strongly recommends that assessment is conducted
in the workplace, wherever possible.
Assessment of competency requires the collection of evidence and this should be conducted
over a period of time. This assessment approach may include demonstration at the workplace
and/or a simulated work environment to ensure that the demonstration of competency is valid
and reliable. The individual being assessed needs to be aware that the collection of evidence
is ongoing and needs to be part of the planning, conduct and review of the assessment
process.
Supporting Integrated Training Delivery and Assessment
As a general principle, the Plumbing and Services Industry supports the integration of Unit(s)
of Competency for assessment, where practical, as this reflects real work practices. An
integrated approach to assessment brings together a number of Unit(s) of Competency, which
reflect actual workplace requirements. For example, an employee working on a plumbing
work site would complete a number of interrelated installation and occupational, health and
safety tasks together, not simply one individual task at a time.
An integrated assessment activity would be designed to collect evidence for a number of units
together rather than designing one assessment activity for each individual element of
performance criteria.
Where both training and assessment are required the industry supports an approach which
provides for off-the-job training combined with assessment of the application of skills and
knowledge in a real work situation.

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The Plumbing and Services Training Package defines on-the-job assessment as that
assessment which occurs in the workplace as part of the normal operation of the business.
The Plumbing and Services Training Package defines off-the-job assessment as that which
occurs away from the normal operation of the business including, for example, assessment
which may occur in the workplace but not under normal industry working conditions. The
industry considers it important that candidates should have the opportunity to develop
competency in structured learning programs which includes assessing in the workplace
whenever possible.
It would be expected that where an integrated competency assessment approach is
implemented that several integrated competency assessments would be necessary to cover
the breadth and complexity of the qualification, at Certificates II and III. The context of the
assessment, the role of the candidate and the complexity of the task will influence how many
Unit(s) of Competency will be integrated.

Further Sources of Information


The section provides a listing of useful contacts and resources to assist assessors in
planning, designing, conducting and reviewing of assessments against this Training Package.
Contacts

Contacts
Contacts
Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC)
PO Box 151 Belconnen ACT 2616
Tel: (02) 6253 0002
Email: info@cpsisc.com.au
Website: www.cpsisc.com.au
Contact details for the National Network of Building and Construction Industry Training
Advisory Bodies are as follows:
State or Organisation Contact Details
Territory

New South Construction Industry Advisory Chief Executive Officer


Wales Board (NSW)
Tel: (02) 9987 4027
PO Box 1925
Email: douglasg@citab.com.au
Hornsby Westfield NSW 1635

Queensland Construction Training Queensland Operations Manager

PO Box 28 Tel: (07) 3274 7999

Salisbury QLD 4107 Email: info@ctq.com.au

Northern Major Industry Training Advisory Executive Officer


Territory Council
Tel: (08) 8981 0077

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GPO Box 1610 Email: tim@mitac.org.au

Darwin NT 0801

Western Building and Construction Industry Executive Officer


Australia Training Council
Tel: (08) 9381 3900
1st Floor
Email: bcitcwa@bcitcwa.com.au
1152 Hay Street

West Perth WA 6005

South Australia Construction Industry Training Chief Executive Officer


Board (SA)
Tel: (08) 8172 9500
PO Box 1227
Email: citb@citb.org.au
Unley SA 5034

Tasmania Tasmania Building and Executive Director


Construction Industry Board
Tel: (03) 6223 7804
PO Box 105
Email: email@tbcitb.com.au
Sandy Bay TAS 7006

Australian ACT Building and Construction Executive Officer


Capital Territory Industry Training Council
Tel: (02) 6241 3977
PO Box 882
Email: citc@iimetro.com.au
Dickson ACT 2602

National Construction and Property Chief Executive Officer


Services Industry Skills Council
(CPSISC) Tel: (02) 6253 0002

PO Box 151 Belconnen ACT 2616 Email: info@cpsisc.com.au

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Australia Limited


Level 21, 390 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3150
PO Box 12211, A"Beckett Street Post Office
MELBOURNE VICTORIA 8006
Ph: +61 3 9832 8100
Fax: +61 3 9832 8198
Email: sales@tvetaustralia.com.au
Web: www.tvetaustralia.com.au

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For information on the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package contact:
Innovation & Business Skills Australia
Level 2, Building B, 192 Burwood Road
HAWTHORN VIC 3122
Telephone: (03) 9815 7000
Facsimile: (03) 9815 7001
Web: www.ibsa.org.au
Email: virtual@ibsa.org.au

General Resources
Refer to http://antapubs.dest.gov.au/publications/search.asp to locate the following ANTA
publications.
AQF Implementation Handbook, third Edition. Australian Qualifications Framework Advisory
Board, 2002, aqf.edu.au
Australian Quality Training Framework 2007 (AQTF 2007) - for information and resources go
to < www.training.com.au/aqtf2007>
AQTF 2007 Essential Standards for Registration. Training organisations must meet these
standards in order to deliver and assess nationally recognised training and issue nationally
recognised qualifications. They include three standards, a requirement for registered training
organisations to gather information on their performance against three quality indicators, and
nine conditions of registration
AQTF 2007 User"s Guide to the Essential Standards for Registration. A Users" Guide for
training organisations who must meet these standards in order to deliver and assess
nationally recognised training and issue nationally recognised qualifications.
AQTF 2007 Standards for Accredited Courses. State and Territory accrediting bodies are
responsible for accrediting courses. This standard provides a national operating framework
and template for the accreditation of courses.
TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package. This is available from the Innovation and
Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) Industry Skills Council and can be viewed, and
components downloaded, from the National Training Information Service (NTIS).
National Training Information Service, an electronic database providing comprehensive
information about RTOs, Training Packages and accredited courses - www.ntis.gov.au
Training Package Development Handbook (DEST, August 2007). Can be downloaded from
www.dest.gov.au

Assessment Resources
Training Package Assessment Guides - a range of resources to assist RTOs in developing
Training Package assessment materials (originally developed by ANTA with funding from the
Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs) and made up of 10 separate titles, as
described at the publications page of www.dest.gov.au. Go to
www.resourcegenerator.gov.au/loadpage.asp?TPAG.htm
Printed and/or CD ROM versions of the Guides can be purchased from Technical and
Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Australia Limited. The resource includes the
following guides:

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• Training Package Assessment Materials Kit


• Assessing Competencies in Higher Qualifications
• Recognition Resource
• Kit to Support Assessor Training
• Candidates Kit: Guide to Assessment in New Apprenticeships
• Assessment Approaches for Small Workplaces
• Assessment Using Partnership Arrangements
• Strategies for ensuring Consistency in Assessment
• Networking for Assessors
• Quality Assurance Guide for Assessment

An additional guide "Delivery and Assessment Strategies" has been developed to


complement these resources.

Assessment Tool Design and Conducting Assessment


VETASSESS & Western Australian Department of Training and Employment 2000, Designing
Tests - Guidelines for designing knowledge based tests for Training Packages.
Vocational Education and Assessment Centre 1997, Designing Workplace Assessment Tools,
A self-directed learning program, NSW TAFE.
Manufacturing Learning Australia 2000, Assessment Solutions, Australian Training Products,
Melbourne.
Rumsey, David 1994, Assessment practical guide, Australian Government Publishing Service,
Canberra.

Assessor Training
Australian Committee on Training Curriculum (ACTRAC) 1994, Assessor training program -
learning materials, Australian Training Products, Melbourne.
Australian National Training Authority, A Guide for Professional Development, ANTA,
Brisbane.
Australian Training Products Ltd Assessment and Workplace Training, Training Package -
Toolbox, ATPL Melbourne (available from TVET).
Green, M, et al. 1997, Key competencies professional development Package, Department for
Education and Children"s Services, South Australia.
Victorian TAFE Association 2000, The professional development CD: A learning tool, VTA,
Melbourne.

Assessment System Design and Management


Office of Training and Further Education 1998, Demonstrating best practice in VET project -
assessment systems and processes, OTFE (now OTTE) Victoria.
Toop, L., Gibb, J. & Worsnop, P. Assessment system designs, Australian Government
Publishing Service, Canberra.

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BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control processes


Unit Descriptor This unit covers the competency to carry out work based risk control
processes.
It covers the identification of hazards, the assessment of risk and the
identification of unacceptable risk and the determination, preparation
and completion of a course of action.
This unit of competence is strongly related to the Business Services
Australia unit BSBCMN416A Identify risk and apply risk management
processes.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and
services sector.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Common Units

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Identify hazards 1.1 Site conditions and functions are analysed to


identify/recognise potential hazards
1.2 Relevant safety systems information is accessed and
analysed to eliminate situations covered by existing and
adequate procedures
1.3 The type and scope of unresolved hazards and their likely
impact are recognised

2. Assess risk 2.1 Likelihood of the event happening is considered and


determined
2.2 Consequence if the event should occur is evaluated and
determined
2.3 Risk level (likelihood and consequence combined) is
considered and determined
3. Identify unacceptable risk 3.1 Criteria for determining the acceptability/ unacceptability of
the risk is identified or sought from the appropriate
authority
3.2 Risk is evaluated against criteria to identify if it warrants
'unacceptable risk' status and is either actioned or referred
to the appropriate person
4. Identify and decide on 4.1 Range of actions/controls which may eliminate or
course of action minimise the risk are identified
4.2 All possible options for resolution of the problem/ dealing
with the risk are identified and considered
4.3 Feasible options are subject to detailed analysis including
the identification of resource requirements
4.4 Most appropriate action for dealing with the situation is
selected

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5. Take action 5.1 The course of action is planned and prepared in detail
5.2 Resources required for the course of action are acquired
or obtained
5.3 Safety information and procedures are accessed and
applied throughout the operation
5.4 The course of action is implemented
6. Complete records and 6.1 Information on the course of action and implementation is
reports communicated to the relevant people
6.2 All hazards and actions from personal risk assessment are
recorded as specified by legislative and workplace
requirements
7. Review effectiveness of 7.1 Risk control measures are periodically reviewed
risk control measures 7.2 Review findings are used as the basis for adjustment of
control measures
7.3 Documentation and risk management processes are
adjusted as required

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables may be present for this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit covers the three steps of identifying work-based
hazards, assessing the risk and identification of
unacceptable risk situations. It requires the referral of
critical unacceptable risk situations to others. For other
circumstances it requires the identification of courses of
action, the initiation of action and the completion of
records and reports
• Safety information and procedures may be contained in
legislation and regulations, relevant Australian Standards,
management plans, manager's rules, OH&S policy, codes
of practice, manufacturers' instructions, safe working or
job procedures (or equivalent)
• This competency is to be applied by employees who have
responsibility for the safety of others including work
activity coordinators, plant operators or equivalent who
coordinate workplace activities, team leaders, supervisors
and managers
• In the absence of other authorities, risk management
processes must conform with the relevant and current
Australian Standard
• Criteria for acceptable risk must be determined by the
organisation's internal policy, goals and/or objectives
• Controls for hazards should be considered using option
types in sequence from eliminating the hazard,
substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls
(procedures, etc) and, finally personal protective
equipment
• Records and reports for risk assessment may include
hazard reporting forms, supervisors' reports, incident
reports, near miss reports, shift reports, etc
• Workplace policy, objectives, rules, procedures and
assessment techniques will vary between work locations
• Risk assessment terminology:
• consequence is the outcome of an event or situation
expressed qualitatively or quantitatively, being a loss,
injury, disadvantage or gain
• frequency is a measure of likelihood expressed as the
number of occurrences of an event in a given time
• hazard is a source of potential harm or a situation with
a potential to cause loss
• likelihood is used as a qualitative description of
probability and frequency
• probability is the likelihood of a specific outcome,
measured by the ratio of specific outcomes to the total
number of possible outcomes. Probability is expressed
as a number between 0 and 1, with 0 indicating an
impossible outcome and 1 indicating an outcome is

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certain
• risk is the chance of something happening that will
have an impact upon objectives. It is measured in
terms of consequences and likelihood
• risk assessment is the process used to determine risk
management priorities by evaluating and comparing
the level of risk against predetermined standards,
target risk levels or other criteria
• risk identification is the process of determining what
can happen, why and how

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations, organisational safety
policies and procedures, and project safety plan. This
may include protective clothing and equipment, use of
tools and equipment, workplace environment and safety,
handling of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use
of first aid equipment, hazard control and hazardous
materials and substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Hazards and risks may include but not be limited to
uneven/unstable terrain, overhead objects, fire, gas,
electricity, water, working at height or in confined spaces,
overhead and underground services, buildings, structures
and hazardous materials
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with overhead services, electricity, gas, water, fire, other
machines, personnel, and restricted access barriers,
working at height, working in proximity to others, worksite
visitors and the public and traffic control
• Safe work access is to include but not be limited to
ensuring access ways are clear, equipment/machinery is
away from overhangs and refuelling sites, safe distances
are maintained from excavations, safety systems are
installed on roofs and work areas are secured from
unauthorised access or movement
• Emergency procedures are to include but may not be
limited to, fire fighting, medical and first aid and
evacuation

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to include but are not


requirements limited to waste management, stormwater protection,
noise, dust and clean-up management

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Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Communications • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, work bulletins, charts and
hand drawings, memos, maps, Material Safety Data
Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches and graphics
• Safe work procedures related to work in the plumbing and
services sector
• Regulatory/legislative requirements pertaining to work
and the environment
• Relevant Australian Standards
• Manufacturer's specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Location, interpretation and application of relevant


evidence required to information, standards and specifications
demonstrate competency • Compliance with OH&S regulations and State/Territory
in this unit legislation applicable to workplace operations
• Compliance with organisational policies and procedures
including quality assurance requirements
• Individually or as a member of a team, participate in two
different circumstances requiring:
• the conduct of a worksite risk assessment to identify
the acceptability/unacceptability of risk
• the development and implementation of a site based
risk control activity and action
• the recording and reporting of the risk control process
and outcomes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • This unit may be assessed with any of the units of
competency which involves a degree of risk requiring the
application of risk control processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • risk management theory including the hierarchy of
performance criteria controls on treatments
• regulatory requirements related to obligations and risk
management
• workplace and equipment safety requirements
• workplace rules, policies, procedures and regulations
• personal safety measures
• personal risk assessment and control processes
(hazard identification through to action)
• workplace communication methods
• industry terminology
• reporting and recording procedures
• processes for interpreting plans, specifications,
drawings and sketches
• work access and traffic control responsibilities
• Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and materials
handling methods
• quality assurance systems and standards
• JSAs/safe work method statement

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The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

What are the specific • The following resources should be made available:
resource requirements for • workplace location or simulated workplace
this unit? • situations requiring the application of risk control
processes
• realistic tasks covering the mandatory task
requirements
• relevant specifications and work instructions
• research resources including industry related systems
information and data

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BCPCM4002A Estimate and cost work


Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to estimate materials,
labour and time requirements and establish costs for provision of
services or products.
It covers the gaining of information, the estimation of materials, labour
and time, the calculation of costs and the associated documentation.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the plumbing and
services sector in accordance with relevant Australian Standards.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Common Units

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Gather information 1.1 Details of customer requirements are obtained through


discussion with customer or from information supplied
1.2 Plans/specifications are accessed and site inspected
1.3 Details of products and/or services to be provided are
developed
1.4 Delivery point and methods of transportation are
determined where necessary
1.5 Details are recorded in accordance with workplace
procedures

2. Estimate materials, labour 2.1 Work, including preparatory tasks, is planned and
and time sequenced
2.2 Types and quantities of materials required for product
work are estimated
2.3 Labour requirements to perform work are estimated
2.4 Time requirements to perform work are estimated
3. Calculate costs 3.1 Total materials, labour and overhead costs are calculated
in accordance with workplace procedures
3.2 Total work cost is calculated, including overheads and
mark-up percentages
3.3 Final cost for work is calculated
4. Document and verify 4.1 Details of costs and charges are documented in
details accordance with workplace procedures
4.2 Costs, calculations or other details are verified in
accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Customer quotation/tender is prepared
4.4 Details are documented for future reference in accordance
with workplace procedures

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • This unit requires the estimation of materials and labour
required for a work activity and the determination of costs
for the provision of a quotation or tender in the plumbing
and services industry
• Estimation and costing is to include overheads, labour
and materials
• Site location for work application may be either domestic
or commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

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Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include calculators and
stationery and measuring equipment appropriate to work
• Tools and equipment may also include levelling
equipment, ladders/elevated work platforms and
computers running appropriate software for estimating
and calculating necessary details

Communications • Communications are to include oral and written and may


be direct or indirect

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the estimation and
costing of work
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the estimation and costing
demonstrate competency of work
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, estimate and cost three varied jobs in at
least Class 1 buildings, including:
• estimate quantities of material required
• determine the types and amount of labour required to
complete the work
• estimate time required to complete the work
• estimate overheads associated with the job
• a written quotation/tender for each of the work
requirements
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Relationship to other units • BSBSBM401A Establish business and legal requirements


• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to estimating and costing work
• the standards applicable to the work to be undertaken
• estimating and calculating processes
• the impact of time on wages and other costs
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of estimating and costing work
• tendering and contracting processes
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

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Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the estimating and
costing of work
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• appropriate work to be costed
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage


systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of sanitary drainage systems for unit developments.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation
of system specifications and requirements, the planning of the system
layout and work finalisation processes including records and
documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Drainage

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary drainage systems, and
the workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the
work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary drainage systems,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Quantity, location and type of take off points and legal
points of discharge are determined from development
drawings, plans and specifications
2.4 System is sized in accordance with standards and
regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements
3. Plan the system layout 3.1 Layout of the sanitary drainage system is planned in
accordance with the development plans, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the interpretation of plans/ specifications


of a multi-unit development to plan, size and document
the layout of the required sanitary drainage system
• The system is to terminate at the legal point of discharge,
including a gravitational sewer, vacuum sewer and on-site
disposal system
• The site location for the application of the plan will be
residential/commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an
existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

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Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include drafting materials and relevant


development plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, material
safety data sheets, diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary drainage systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.2.2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage - Acceptable
Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency documenting the layout of a sanitary drainage system
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout details
of a sanitary drainage system for:
• a residential unit development of at least five two
storey (Class 1) units
• a commercial (Class 2) building incorporating trade
waste
• to a legal point of discharge, or on-site disposal system,
ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• correct identification of trade waste and appropriate
treatment processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to planning, sizing and documenting sanitary
drainage systems
• the standards applicable to the sanitary drainage
system
• design concepts and performance measures for
sanitary drainage systems
• principles of drainage
• the properties/characteristics of sewage including
temperature implications, trade waste requirements
and discharge levels
• the process of treating trade waste to acceptable levels
for discharge
• handling of hazardous waste
• infectious diseases
• characteristics and the application of different pipe
systems, including their fittings and fixture supports
and fixing and joining techniques
• the process of planning, sizing and documenting the
layout of sanitary drainage systems
• computers and software including computer aided
design
• the sources of information
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning, sizing
and layout process
• computers, software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• plans/specifications of a development
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage systems

BCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage


systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage systems up to
points of connection.
It covers the preparation for the planning, the identification and
confirmation of system specifications and requirements, the planning of
the system layout and work finalisation processes including records and
documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Drainage

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of stormwater drainage systems,
and the workplace environment, are adhered to
throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout o f stormwater drainage systems,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Design criteria is determined from standards and
proposed method of installation
2.4 Stormwater catchment and flow requirements are
identified
2.5 Stormwater pipe size is determined to conform to
regulatory authorities' main or street kerb and standards
2.6 Stormwater retention pit size, silt/flotation arrestor pit size,
rainwater tank size, and stormwater overflow discharge
locations are determined to suit job requirements
2.7 System type is selected to suit collection and/or disposal
requirements

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3. Plan system layout 3.1 Layout of the stormwater drainage system is planned in
accordance with the plans/specifications, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Stormwater disposal system is specified in accordance
with job requirements
3.3 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.4 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the interpretation of plans/ specifications


to plan, size and document the layout of a surface and
sub-soil stormwater drainage system, incorporating
downpipes, pits, tanks and overflow discharge
• The system is to terminate at the point of connection with
the external stormwater drainage network including a
stormwater drain, easement, on-site storage tank,
disposal pit, gutter and sub-soil disposal system
• Stormwater systems will be gravity, pumped and
displacement operated
• Information relating to stormwater disposal plans may
include stormwater flow rates, maximum discharge rates
allowed, authority mains or kerb, site relative levels and
possible locations of stormwater components
• The site location for the application of the plan will be
residential/commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an
existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments,
measuring equipment and ladders
• Tools and equipment may also include laser measuring
devices and computers running appropriate computer
aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include drafting and drawing materials


and relevant plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of stormwater drainage systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.2.2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage - Acceptable
Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency documenting the layout of a stormwater drainage system
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout details
of a surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage system for:
• a residential unit development of at least five two
storey (Class 1) units
• a commercial (Class 2) building
• which includes drainage to the point of connection to the
external stormwater drainage network (or legal point of
discharge), ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to planning, sizing and documenting
stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
• the standards applicable to the stormwater drainage
system
• design concepts and performance measures for
stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
• stormwater installation techniques
• water tank installation
• principles of water flow and stormwater and sub-soil
drainage
• catchment, rainfall intensity and run-off calculations
• determining levels
• characteristics and the application of different pipe
systems, including their fittings and fixture supports
and fixing and joining techniques
• the process of planning the sizing and documenting the
layout of stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
and sources of information
• computers and software including computer aided
design
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning
process
• computers, software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• appropriate plans/specifications
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment


plant disposal systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of domestic treatment plant disposal systems.
It covers the preparation for the planning, the identification and
confirmation of system specifications and requirements, the planning of
the system layout and work finalisation processes including records and
documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Drainage

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of domestic treatment plant
disposal systems, and the workplace environment, are
adhered to throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of domestic treatment plant
disposal systems, including personal safety equipment,
are selected and checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary, by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 System requirements, including capacity, method of
disposal, types of system, treatment system performance
requirements and processes are determined from
specifications
2.4 Information on the assessment of land capability for
on-site land application of effluent are obtained and
confirmed
2.5 Information for a suitable location for the land application
area and reserve area are obtained and confirmed
2.6 System is sized in accordance with standards, regulatory
authorities and workplace requirements

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3. Plan the system layout 3.1 The disposal system is planned in accordance with the
specifications, Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
and regulatory authorities' requirements, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Plans are developed to accord with standards, regulatory
authorities' requirements, maintenance, site topography
and landscape application areas
3.3 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.4 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the interpretation of plans/ specifications


to design the layout and operational details of a domestic
treatment plant disposal system
• Process may be anaerobic or aerobic
• Disposal may be by absorption, spray or recycling
• Absorption may be by absorption trenches or
transpiration beds
• The site location for the application of the design will be
domestic, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy, EPA,
site safety plan and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may also include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include drafting materials and relevant


plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the design of domestic
treatment plant disposal systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the design of domestic
demonstrate competency treatment plant disposal systems
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, document the layout of a treatment
system for a domestic dwelling which is compliant with
current and relevant environmental and legislative
requirements, ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the design of domestic treatment plant
disposal systems
• the standards applicable to the treatment system
• design concepts and performance measures for
domestic treatment plant disposal systems
• principles, techniques and characteristics of effluent
treatment and disposal
• principles of the assessment of land capability for
application of effluent
• properties/characteristics of soil including percentages
of sand, silt and clay and absorption capacity
implications
• properties/characteristics of landscape application
areas with suitable plants and vegetation including
hardiness, maintenance requirements, high and low
water requirements, phosphorus tolerance and native
to the local area implications
• handling of hazardous waste
• infectious diseases
• the process of designing domestic treatment plant
disposal systems
• sources of information
• computers and software including computer aided
design
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencie s
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning
process
• computers, software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• appropriate plans/specifications
• research resources and systems information

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BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems

BCPFS4001A Commission domestic and residential fire


suppression sprinkler systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test and commission
domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems in buildings
up to four storeys in height.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation
of system specifications and requirements, the physical testing and
commissioning of the systems and work finalisation processes including
records and documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Fire protection service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Drawings and specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with commissioning
domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
systems, and the workplace environment, are adhered to
throughout the work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for commissioning domestic and
residential fire suppression sprinkler systems, including
personal safety equipment, are selected and checked for
serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient
commissioning process

2. Identify system 2.1 System design requirements are identified and confirmed
requirements from job specifications and in accordance with standards
2.2 Domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
commissioning requirements are identified in accordance
with standards, authorities' requirements and job
specifications
3. Test and commission 3.1 Sprinkler systems are checked to ensure type and
system installation conform to standards, job specifications,
manufacturers' recommendations and authorities'
requirements
3.2 Operation of system is tested in accordance with job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements and adjusted as required
3.3 System is commissioned and maintained to ensure correct
operation in accordance with standards, manufacturers'
and job specifications

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4. Clean up work area 4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing and commissioning of


domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
systems
• Domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
systems include piping, control valve assemblies,
actuating devices, alarms and sprinkler heads
• Site locations for work application will be domestic and
residential, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

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Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment and
hand and power tools

Materials • Materials are to include UPVC, steel or copper pipes,


control valve assemblies, actuating devices, alarms and
sprinkler heads

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the testing and
commissioning of domestic and residential fire
suppression sprinkler systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS 2118 -
Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the testing and
demonstrate competency commissioning of domestic and residential fire
in this unit suppression sprinkler systems
• Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, test and commission:
• a fire suppression sprinkler system for a residential
complex containing a minimum of a communal catering
and living area and multiple residential quarters (or
equivalent)
• a fire suppression sprinkler system for a domestic
residence containing a minimum of two rooms,
ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design specification and
details of proposed service
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools
and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes

where at least one of the systems is for a complex of not less


than three storeys
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the commissioning of domestic and
residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
• the standards applicable to the service
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
Factory Mutual Performance based codes of practice
• properties of water including pressure and flow rates
• components and materials of fire suppression sprinkler
systems
• pressure test systems and procedures
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of installing, testing and commissioning of
domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
systems
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

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Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the commissioning
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards fire suppression systems

BCPFS4002A Commission and maintain special hazards


fire suppression systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test, commission and
maintain special hazards fire suppression systems.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation
of system specifications and requirements, the physical testing and
commissioning of the systems, the conduct of systems maintenance
and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Fire protection service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Drawings and specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with commissioning
special hazards fire suppression systems, and the
workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the
work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for commissioning and maintaining
special hazards fire suppression systems, including
personal safety equipment, are selected and checked for
serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient
commissioning process

2. Identify system 2.1 Service design requirements are identified and confirmed
requirements from job specifications and being in accordance with
standards
2.2 Special hazards fire suppression systems testing and
commissioning requirements are identified in accordance
with standards, authorities' requirements and job
specifications
3. Test and commission 3.1 Special hazards fire suppression systems are checked to
system ensure type and installation conform to standards, job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements
3.2 Operation of system is tested in accordance with job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements and adjusted as required
3.3 System is commissioned to ensure correct operation in
accordance with standards, manufacturers' and job
specifications

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4. Maintain system 4.1 Service and maintenance requirements are identified from
manufacturers' specifications or authorities' requirements
4.2 Replacement components are checked and fitted
periodically/as required in accordance with specifications
4.3 Maintenance and the repair of system is conducted
observing manufacturers' and/or authorities' requirements
5. Clean up work area 5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
5.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing, commissioning and


maintaining of a special hazard protection system
consisting of an extinguishing agent, piping, actuating
devices and sprinkler delivery
• Special hazard extinguishing systems include, but are not
limited to, foam, water mist, carbon dioxide and other
gases (such as halon, inergen, argonite and NAFS III),
water, dry chemical, chemical reaction and explosion
suppression systems
• Site location for work application may be either domestic
or residential, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment and
hand and power tools

Materials • Materials are to include UPVC, steel or copper pipes,


control valve assemblies, actuating devices, alarms,
sprinkler heads and special hazards fire suppression
agents

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the testing and
commissioning of special hazards fire suppression
systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS 2118 -
Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the testing and
demonstrate competency commissioning of special hazards fire suppression
in this unit systems
• Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, test and commission one special hazards
fire suppression system, being a gaseous, chemical or
fluid based system, ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design specification
and details of proposed service
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the commissioning of domestic and
residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
• the standards applicable to the service
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
Factory Mutual Performance based codes of practice
• the function and operation of components and qualities
of materials of special hazards systems
• EPA requirements (particularly in relation to ozone
depleting substances)
• hazard categories, classes of fire hazard, extinguishing
agents and application methods
• pressure test systems and procedures
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of installing, testing and commissioning of
special hazard systems
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the commissioning
and maintaining processes
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets

BCPFS4003A Commission fire system pump sets


Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test and commission fire
system pump sets.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation
of system specifications and requirements, the physical testing and
commissioning of systems and work finalisation processes including
records and documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Fire protection service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Drawings and specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with commissioning fire
system pump sets, and the workplace environment, are
adhered to throughout the work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for commissioning fire system pump
sets, including personal safety equipment, are selected
and checked for serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient
commissioning process

2. Identify pump set 2.1 System design requirements are identified and confirmed
requirements from job specifications and being in accordance with
standards
2.2 Fire system pump sets testing and commissioning
requirements are identified in accordance with standards,
authorities' requirements and job specifications
3. Test and commission 3.1 Fire system pump sets are checked to ensure type and
pump sets installation conform to standards, job specifications,
manufacturers' recommendations and authorities'
requirements
3.2 Operation of pump set is tested in accordance with job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements and adjusted as required
3.3 Pump set is commissioned to ensure correct operation in
accordance with standards, manufacturers' and job
specifications
4. Clean up work area 4.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing and commissioning of a fire
system pump set
• Fire system pump sets may include centrifugal, positive
displacement, multi-stage turbine, submersible and
electric and compression ignition driven pumps and may
be close coupled, long coupled with mechanical joints or
belt driven by an electric or petrol/diesel motor
• Pump controls may be manual or automatic. Automatic
controls may be float, level, flow or pressure switches
• Site location for work application may be either domestic
or residential, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

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Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment and
hand and power tools

Materials • Materials are to include fire pump sets

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the testing and
commissioning of fire system pump sets
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS 2118 -
Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the testing and
demonstrate competency commissioning of fire system pump sets
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, test and commission one fire system
pump set, ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design specification
and details of proposed set
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the commissioning of fire system pump sets
• the standards applicable to the installation and
commissioning of fire system pump sets
• properties of water including pressure, flow rates and
atmospheric pressure
• performance measures for fire system pump sets
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
Factory Mutual Performance based codes of practice
• test systems, equipment and procedures
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of installing, testing and commissioning of
fire system pump sets
• JSAs/safe work method statements

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The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the commissioning
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

BCPFS4004A Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler


systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to design residential and
domestic fire sprinkler systems using hydraulic calculations.
It covers the preparation for the work, the determination of system
requirements, the detailed design and recording of the system plans
and work finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Fire protection service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for design 1.1 The nature and scope of the design task are identified and
process confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with designing residential
and domestic fire sprinkler systems, and the workplace
environment, are adhered to throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the designing residential
and domestic fire sprinkler systems, including personal
safety equipment, are selected and checked for
serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the design process is to be conducted
is prepared

2. Determine system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Relevant data is extracted from plans/specifications
2.4 Building classification and hazard ratings are established
in accordance with standards and other relevant
regulations

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3. Design sprinkler system 3.1 Water supply needs are established and graphs are drawn
for the automatic fire sprinkler system
3.2 Pipework is sized to manufacturers' specifications and
standards using hydraulic calculations
3.3 Sprinkler system is designed to meet plans/ specifications,
standards, manufacturers' recommendations and water
supply data
3.4 Sprinkler heads are selected for appropriate size, spray
pattern, temperature and finish
3.5 Sprinklers are spaced in accordance with manufacturers'
specifications, standards and relevant regulations
3.6 Pipe layout drawings are prepared in accordance with
standards and workplace requirements
3.7 Computations and other supporting evidence are
appropriately documented to support design
3.8 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.9 Fabrication sheets and material lists are prepared
3.10 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the design process are
refurbished and left in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the development of a residential and


domestic fire sprinkler system design using hydraulic
calculations. It involves the collection of design data, the
spacing of sprinkler heads and the sizing and arranging of
pipework (using hydraulic calculations) and the
preparation of layout drawings, fabrication sheets and
material lists for the installation of the system
• Domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler
systems include piping, control valve assemblies,
actuating devices, alarms and sprinkler heads
• Site location for work application will be domestic and
residential, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing/drafting


equipment, calculator, design data, design tables and
reference materials
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include drafting materials and plans

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the design of residential
and domestic fire sprinkler systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS 2118 -
Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the design of residential
demonstrate competency and domestic fire sprinkler systems
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, using hydraulic calculations:
• design a fire sprinkler system for a residential complex
containing a minimum of a communal catering and
living area and multiple residential quarters (or
equivalent)
• design a fire sprinkler system for a domestic residence
containing a minimum of two rooms
• ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design specification
and details of proposed service
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Relationship to other units • BCPFS4001A Commission residential and domestic fire


suppression sprinkler systems
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the commissioning of domestic and
residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
• the standards applicable to the design
• National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and
Factory Mutual Performance based codes of practice
• properties of water including pressure and flow rates
• components and materials of fire suppression sprinkler
systems and their operating characteristics
• calculating and measuring techniques and their
application
• design techniques and technology
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of designing fire sprinkler systems
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the design process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations

BCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas


installations
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
a consumer's gas installation including consumer piping operating up to
a pressure of 200 kPa, fluing, ventilation and appliance installation
associated with NG, SNG, LPG and TLPG for a building of minimum
four floors and multiple buildings supplied through one gas source
(billing meter or storage tank).
It covers preparation for the work, determination of the gas installation
requirements, the detailed planning of the layout and the completion of
work finalisation processes including records and documentation.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the scope of AS
5601.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Gas fitting service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of gas installations, and the
workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the
work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of gas installations, including
personal safety equipment, are selected, checked for
serviceability and faults rectified or referred for action
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Quantity, location and type of take off materials and
fixtures are determined from plans/specifications
2.4 Gas installations are sized in accordance with standards
and regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements
3. Plan the system layout 3.1 Layout of the gas installations are planned in accordance
with the building plans, standards and workplace
procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements

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4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the planning, sizing and documenting
the layout of gas installations for single and multiple
buildings up to a minimum of four floors
• Gas installations may include natural gas, simulated
natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas and tempered
liquefied petroleum gas
• Site location for work application may be either domestic
or commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with gas fires and explosions, electrical components and
safety, the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements may include air pollution,


requirements waste management, environmental protection and
clean-up protection

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Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Australian Gas
Authority (AGA) requirements, site safety plan and
workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities licensing authority and the local council statutory authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include building plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documentation of the layout of gas installations
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to gas regulations, plumbing regulations,
building codes, OH&S and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS 5601 - 2002/
AG 601 - 2002
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency layout of gas installations
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout of
three (3) gas installations which are to include any
combinations covering:
• pipe sizing and pressures up to 200 kPa
• at least one natural gas installation
• at least one LPG installation
• at least one domestic installation
• at least one light industrial installation
• at least one to a minimum of four floors
• a caravan/motorhome installation or equivalent
• a marine installation, including the installation of an
LPG leak detection system in a mono hull vessel

containing:
• multiple buildings
• a two stage LPG system
• five or more gas appliances
• domestic and commercial Type A appliances
• a common flue system
• a minimum of three piping materials
• an overpressure controlling device
• a subsidiary meter

and ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design and details of
proposed services
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools
and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • types and properties of fuel gas including pressure and
performance criteria flow rates
• gas safety including combustion characteristics and
effects
• general electrical safety requirements
• building and construction industry terminology
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the planning, sizing and layout of gas
installations
• the SI system of measurement
• types, characteristics, uses and limitations of gas pipe
work and reticulation materials including joining
techniques and systems
• the impact of ventilation on design
• the processes related to planning, sizing and layout of
gas installations
• AG 601/AS 5601, including the use of tables
• workplace and equipment safety requirements
• drawing and sketching techniques including the use of
conventional symbols
• computers and computer aided design software
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory, AGA
and Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances

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Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• realistic job specifications in the form of a job or work
order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPGS4002A Service Type A gas appliances


Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to diagnose and repair
faults on domestic and commercial Type A gas appliances.
It covers preparation for the work, fault diagnosis, disassembly,
repair/replacement, reassembly and the completion of work finalisation
processes including equipment and job records.
Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the scope of AS
5601 and local licensing requirements (gas, electrical and plumbing).
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Gas fitting service

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Appliance specifications and servicing/manufacturers'


manuals are obtained for planned work activity
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with the conduct of
servicing of Type A gas appliances, and the workplace
environment, are adhered to throughout the work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements for company operations
are identified and adhered to
1.4 Tools and equipment are selected consistent with
servicing needs, checked for serviceability and faults are
rectified or referred for action
1.5 Tasks are planned in conjunction with others involved in or
affected by the work
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient conduct of
servicing of the Type A gas appliance
1.7 Electrical safety checks and isolation procedures are
completed and recorded to manufacturers and other
authority requirements before any servicing work is
commenced

2. Disassemble/assemble 2.1 Appliance specifications and servicing/manufacturers'


Type A gas appliances manuals are obtained and analysed to confirm
assembly/disassembly techniques and sequences
2.2 Preliminary diagnosis is completed to focus and minimise
disassembly requirement
2.3 Disassembly and reassembly is carried out safely and a
sequential manner
2.4 Appliance is assessed to ensure it complies with relevant
standards and manufacturers specifications prior to
commissioning and return to service

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3. Diagnose and remedy 3.1 Electrical safety checks and isolation procedures are
electrical/electronic completed and recorded to manufacturers and other
circuitry faults authority requirements before any servicing work is
commenced
3.2 Electrical circuit/wiring diagrams are read and correctly
interpreted to identify potential fault pathways and
locations
3.3 Appropriate testing techniques, procedures and
equipment are selected and applied to diagnose faults in
circuit wiring, components and ignition systems
3.4 Cause of fault is determined and confirmed
3.5 The most appropriate corrective action is selected after a
complete analysis of options
3.6 Repair/replacement/adjustment action is taken in
accordance with the manufacturers specifications/ service
manuals
3.7 Appliance is assessed to ensure it complies with relevant
standards and manufacturers specifications prior to
commissioning and return to service
4. Diagnose and remedy gas 4.1 Electrical and gas safety checks and isolation procedures
system faults on Type A are completed and recorded to manufacturers and other
appliances authority requirements before any servicing work is
commenced
4.2 Gas system plans and diagrams are read and correctly
interpreted to identify potential fault pathways and
locations
4.3 Appropriate testing techniques, procedures and
equipment are selected and applied to diagnose gas
system faults
4.4 Flue gases are analysed in accordance with recognised
industry practice and local authority requirements
4.5 Cause of fault is determined and confirmed
4.6 The most appropriate corrective action is selected after a
complete analysis of options
4.7 Repair/replacement/adjustment action is taken in
accordance with the manufacturers specifications/ service
manuals
4.8 Appliance is assessed to ensure it complies with relevant
standards and manufacturers specifications prior to
commissioning and return to service
5. Clean up work area 5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, serviced and
stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
5.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • Type A gas appliances are badged appliances of less


than 500 MJ for which an AGA/ALPGA approval scheme
exists. They include, but are not limited to space heaters,
ducted heating systems, hot water storage, instant hot
water heaters, decorative heaters and gas stoves/hot
plates
• The maintenance of Type A appliances is to accord with
the appropriate Australian Standards
• De-energised and energised tests are to include but not
be limited to thermostats direct and indirect wired, time
clocks mechanical and electronic, heat activated
switches, solenoid coils, electric motors, capacitors,
transformers, thermistors, relay time delay/ conventional,
Printed Circuit Boards, ignition systems (basic,
ignition/re-ignition, flame safeguard systems, hot surface
ignition)
• Mechanical components and gas appliance systems
include heat exchangers, primary flues and combustion
chambers
• Adjusting and calibrating is to include but not be limited to
thermostats, fan limit controls, fan speed settings, dip
switches and heat anticipators
• Component removal and replacement is to include but not
be limited to fans, combination controls, solenoid valves
regulators, burners, thermocouples, pilots, rail cocks and
thermostats and associated components
• Site location for work application may be a customer's
premises

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with gas fires and explosions, electrical components and
safety, the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
service lines, surrounding structures and facilities,
hazardous materials, working at heights, working in
proximity to others, worksite visitors and the public

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Environmental • Environmental requirements may include air pollution,


requirements waste management and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), Australian Gas
Authority (AGA) requirements, site safety plan and
workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities will include statutory


authorities plumbing authority, statutory gasfitting authority, statutory
electrical authority and other relevant State/Territory/local
statutory authorities

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include measuring


equipment, test equipment/instruments (including
manometers, multi-meter, dual probe voltage tester and
megohm meter, wrenches, spanners, hand and power
tools)
• Tools and equipment including lifting/load shifting
equipment may also include hand trolleys, rollers, forklifts,
chain blocks, hoists and jacks

Materials • Materials for the maintenance of Type A gas appliances


are to include Type A appliances, piping materials,
regulators and meters
• Materials are to comply with the appropriate standards for
the maintenance of Type A gas appliances

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions
• State/Territory/local regulatory authorities are to be
informed of the work and work notices obtained and
submitted in compliance with their requirements

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, maps,
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or
sketches and graphics
• Safe work procedures relating to the maintenance of
Type A appliances
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing and gas fitting regulations, building
codes, OH&S and environmental requirements
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS 3000
Wiring Rules, AS/NZS 4836 Safe Working on
Low-Voltage Electrical Installations, AG 601/AS 5601 Gas
Installations

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications for the determination of
demonstrate competency requirements and the maintenance of Type A appliances
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment, and isolation of appliances from gas and
electrical services
• As a minimum, perform the following servicing
activities/functions:
• disassembly, re-assembly, testing and
recommissioning of a minimum of two different Type A
appliances
• conduct evaluative tests on electrical/electronic
components including Central Processing Units,
Printed Circuit Boards and associated parts in order to
diagnose and remedy faults/ malfunctions
• conduct evaluative tests on gas systems to diagnose
and remedy faults/malfunctions on the mandatory
components listed in the Range Statement
• convert a Type A appliance to operate on another gas
type in accordance with AG 601/AS 5601 and
manufacturers specifications, ensuring:
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes, tools
and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM2003A Carry out OH&S requirements


• BCPGS3003A Install and commission Type A gas
appliances

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • types and properties of fuel gas including pressure and
performance criteria flow rates
• classification of appliances and identification of related
components
• gas safety including isolation procedures, combustion
characteristics and effects
• basic electrical theory including Ohms law, current
flow, conduction, insulation, ignition systems,
characteristics of fuses, circuit breakers, residual
current devices and earthing systems, and
characteristics of Electro Motive Force (EMF)
• electrical safety including isolation procedures and
requisite precautions
• the SI system of measurement
• the operation of flame failure systems utilised in Type
A gas appliances
• gas appliance regulators
• gas appliance thermostats
• burners and burner adjustment
• characteristics of conversion from one gas type to
another
• AG 601/AS 5601, including the use of tables
• workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant
licensing/regulatory authority and Australian Standards
requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• appropriate Type A appliances
• tools and equipment appropriate to the servicing
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPMS4001A Plan, size and layout heating and cooling


systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of heating and cooling systems for multi-floor structures.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation
of system specifications and requirements, the planning of the system
layout and work finalisation processes including records and
documentation.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Mechanical services

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of heating and cooling systems,
and the workplace environment, are adhered to
throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of heating and cooling systems,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Heating and cooling requirements are determined from
building drawings, plans and specifications
2.4 System is sized to provide for the required heating/
cooling load and to provide the required piping/ ducting in
accordance with standards and regulatory authorities' and
workplace requirements
3. Plan the system layout 3.1 Layout of the heating and cooling system is planned in
accordance with the building plans, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements

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4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the interpretation of plans/ specifications


to plan, size and document the layout of heating and
cooling systems for multi-floor buildings up to a height of
six floors
• This unit applies to:
• ducting systems for air conditioning, heating or
ventilation purposes in buildings Class 1 or 2 with a
maximum static pressure of 0.75 kPa and a maximum
velocity of 12.5 metres per second
• piping systems conveying heating and chilled water
operating at a maximum pressure of 700 kPa or a
maximum temperature of 100 degrees C, and systems
having a maximum output of 50 kW and total air
quantities not exceeding 950 litres per second
• Air conditioning includes split system and evaporative
cooling and may be single or multiple room
• Small bore heating systems include boilers, piping and
radiators
• The site location for the application of the plan will be
residential/commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an
existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include drafting materials and relevant


structure plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documenting heating and cooling systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency documenting the layout of a heating and cooling system
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout details
of:
• a domestic heating and cooling system requiring a
minimum heat load of 150 mega joules/hour
• a commercial heating and cooling system for a
structure with at least four floors
• ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to planning, sizing and documenting the layout
of heating and cooling systems
• the standards applicable to heating and cooling
systems
• design concepts and performance measures for
heating and cooling systems
• principles, operation and characteristics of heating and
cooling systems
• environmental impact of gases and EPA requirements
• properties of water and air including pressure and flow
rates
• electrical and electronic principles and safety
requirements
• effective isolation processes and procedures
• characteristics and application of different fixing and
joining techniques and methods
• characteristics and the application of pipe and ducting
systems, including their fittings and fixture supports
and fixing and joining techniques
• the process of planning, sizing and documenting the
layout of heating and cooling systems
• computers and software including computer aided
design
• the sources of information
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the process
• computers, software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• plans/specifications of a development
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems

BCPMS4002A Commission air and water systems


Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test and commission air
and water heating and cooling systems. It includes ducted systems to a
maximum static pressure of 0.75 kPa and maximum velocity of 12.5
metres per second, and piping systems with a maximum output of 50
kW and air quantities not exceeding 950 litres per second.
It covers preparation for the work, the determination of testing
requirements, the preparation of systems for balancing, the physical
balancing, testing and commissioning of the systems and the
completion of work finalisation processes including recording.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Mechanical services

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Information and plans/specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with testing and
commissioning of air and water systems, and the
workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the
work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for testing and commissioning of air
and water systems, including personal safety equipment,
are selected and checked for serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient testing and
commissioning process

2. Determine testing 2.1 Equipment is checked for safe operation and correct
requirements functioning
2.2 Equipment performance data is checked against plans
and specification requirements
2.3 Instruments and associated equipment suitable for
measuring quantities are selected in accordance with the
job specification
3. Prepare system for 3.1 Dampers are set in the open or specified position and an
balancing operational check of system-related fans and ducting is
carried out in accordance with workplace procedures
3.2 Automatic control devices are energised to provide
maximum demand for airflow
3.3 Piping system is checked for flow direction and leaks and
an operational check of system and related pumps is
carried out
3.4 All manual and automatic valves are set in the specified
position

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4. Balance, test and 4.1 Valves or throttling devices are adjusted to achieve
commission system specified water flow ratings
4.2 Air volumes moved by system fans are measured
4.3 Dampers and terminal devices are correctly adjusted to
achieve specified airflow ratings
4.4 Automatic controls and devices are set to specified
settings
4.5 Testing and balancing of the system is carried out in
accordance with the job specification and/or
manufacturer's recommendations
4.6 Test and monitored results are documented in the format
required by the job specification and/or manufacturer
5. Restore work area 5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
5.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing, balancing and


commissioning of air conditioning, heating and ventilation
ducting and piping systems
• This unit applies to:
• ducting systems for air conditioning, heating or
ventilation purposes in buildings Class 1 or 2 with a
maximum static pressure of 0.75 kPa and a maximum
velocity of 12.5 metres per second
• piping systems conveying heating and chilled water
operating at a maximum pressure of 700 kPa or a
maximum temperature of 100 degrees C, and systems
having a maximum output of 50 kW and total air
quantities not exceeding 950 litres per second
• The site location for the application of the plan will be
residential/commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an
existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

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Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
ozone management, stormwater protection and clean-up
protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment, hand
and power tools, ladders, elevated work platforms and
scaffolds

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

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Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, material
safety data sheets, diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the testing, balancing
and commissioning air and water systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the testing, balancing and
demonstrate competency commissioning of air and water systems system
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum:
• balance and commission an air conditioning system
(up to 150 megajoule) for a domestic situation
• balance and commission a commercial air conditioning
system for a structure of at least four floors
• balance and commission a hydronic water heating
system for a structure of at least four floors
• ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the installation, testing, balancing,
commissioning and operation of air and water systems
• the standards applicable to testing, balancing and
commissioning air and water systems
• design concepts, tests and performance standards for
measuring various water and air systems
• environmental impact of gases and EPA requirements
• operating principles and characteristics of system
components used in water and air systems
• the application of mechanical, hydraulic, electric and
electronic principles and safety requirements
• effect of bacteria in water and potential impact on
health
• performance standards for balancing systems
• processes of commissioning air and water systems
• the sources of information
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the commissioning
process
• computers, software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• plans/specifications of a development
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems

BCPRF4001A Plan, size and layout roof drainage systems


Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of components for roof drainage systems.
It covers preparation for the work, identification of the roof drainage
system requirements, the planning of the system layout and the
completion of work finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Roofing

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of roof drainage systems, and the
workplace environment, are adhered to throughout the
work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of roof drainage systems,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Roof catchment areas and design flows are determined
from rainfall data and standards
2.4 Quantity and size of gutters, sumps and/or rain heads and
downpipes are determined in accordance with standards
and plans/specifications
3. Plan the system layout 3.1 Layout of the roof drainage system is planned in
accordance with the development plans, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the planning, sizing and documenting
the layout of a roof drainage system, including its
components
• The components of a roof drainage system include
gutters, sumps, rain heads and downpipes
• Site location for work application will be residential/
commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

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Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments,
ladders and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may also include laser measuring
devices and computers running appropriate computer
aided design

Materials • Materials for design of roof drainage systems is to include


drafting and drawing materials and plans and
specifications
• Materials may include manufacturers catalogues and
specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documentation of the layout of roof drainage systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.3.2 Stormwater Drainage and SAA/SNZ HB
114:1998
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency layout of roof drainage systems
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout of a
roof drainage system for three varied roof types, including
at least:
• one shape incorporating eaves gutter
• one shape for a Class 2 building incorporating box
gutters
• ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the planning, sizing and documenting the
layout of roof drainage systems
• the standards applicable to roof drainage
• design concepts and performance measures for
various roof draining components for all types of roofs
• implications of climate variations for the design of roof
draining components
• characteristics of various metals and finishes
• capacity of fabrication machinery involved in the
production of roof draining components
• electrolysis and problems associated with the use of
dissimilar metals
• capillary action, thermal expansion and fabrication
techniques to prevent leaking
• corrosion prevention treatment requirements of cut
sheets
• levelling and alignment processes
• computers and computer aided design software
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of catchment areas and design flows
• the process of planning, sizing and layout of roof
drainage systems
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipework and fixtures

BCPSN4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary pipework and


fixtures
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures for multi-floor buildings.
It covers preparation for the work, identification and confirmation of
system requirements, the planning of the system layout and the
completion of work finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Sanitary

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures,
and the workplace environment, are adhered to
throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Quantity, location and type of fixtures is determined from
design drawings, plans and elevations
2.4 Fixture unit loading is determined in accordance with
standards and regulatory authorities' requirements
2.5 System is sized in accordance with standards and
regulatory authorities' and workplace requirements
3. Plan the system layout 3.1 Layout of the sanitary pipework and fixtures is planned in
accordance with the building plans, standards and
workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the interpretation of plans/ specifications


for a building of up to ten floors to plan, size and
document the layout of the required sanitary pipework
and fixtures
• The system is to include fixtures, discharge pipes, stacks
and suspended/aerial drains
• The site locations for the application of the plans will be
residential/commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an
existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

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Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include building plans/specifications


including drainage plans

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.2.2 Sanitary Plumbing and Drainage - Acceptable
Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency documenting the layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures
in this unit for a multi-floor building
• Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout details
of:
• a fully ventilated modified sanitary system for a building
with a minimum of six floors, including a basement
• a single stack sanitary system for a commercial
building of at least six floors
• ensuring:
• correct identification of details of the plan
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to planning, sizing and documenting the layout
of sanitary plumbing systems
• the standards applicable to the system
• principles of sanitary plumbing
• principles of drainage
• pipe materials and sanitary fixtures
• characteristics and the application of different pipe
systems, including their fittings and fixture supports
and fixing and joining techniques
• handling of hazardous waste
• infectious diseases
• the process of planning the sizing and documenting the
layout of sanitary pipework and fixtures
• computers and computer aided design software
• the sources of information
• JSAs/safe work method statements

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The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning
process
• computers and software and calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to activity
• plans/specifications of a multi-floor building
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water


services/systems
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to plan, size and document
the layout of hot and cold water services/systems for multi-floor
buildings.
It covers preparation for the work, identification of the water
service/system requirements, the planning of the service/system layout
and the completion of work finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Water

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for planning 1.1 The nature and scope of the planning task are identified
and confirmed
1.2 OH&S requirements associated with planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of hot and cold water
services/systems, and the workplace environment, are
adhered to throughout the work
1.3 The work is organised and sequenced in conjunction with
others involved in or affected by the work
1.4 Tools and equipment required for the planning, sizing and
documenting the layout of hot and cold water
services/systems, including personal safety equipment,
are selected and checked for serviceability
1.5 Work area in which the planning process is to be
conducted is prepared

2. Identify system 2.1 Information and specifications for the required work are
requirements obtained and confirmed, if necessary by site inspection
2.2 Regulations and standards relevant to the work are
consulted and applied to all aspects of the work
2.3 Quantity, location and type of take off points and fixtures
are determined from plans/specifications
2.4 Hot and cold water services/systems are sized in
accordance with standards and regulatory authorities' and
workplace requirements
3. Plan the service/ system 3.1 Layout of the hot and cold water services/systems are
layout planned in accordance with the building plans, standards
and workplace procedures
3.2 Materials required are specified and optimised in
accordance with standards from the proposed design
3.3 Plans are recorded in accordance with regulatory
authorities' and workplace requirements
4. Restore work area 4.1 Work area is restored in accordance with workplace
procedures
4.2 Tools and equipment used in the process are refurbished
and left in accordance with workplace procedures
4.3 Documentation, including work backup, is completed in
accordance with workplace requirements

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RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the planning, sizing and documenting
the layout of hot and cold water services/systems for
multi-floor buildings up to a height of ten floors
• Water services/systems may include:
• drinkable water from a water meter, storage tank to a
point of discharge/storage
• hot water service to a point of discharge/storage
• non-drinkable water from a source to a point of
discharge/storage
• Point of discharge may be an isolating valve or fixture
• Site location for work application will be residential/
commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

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Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include drawing instruments
and measuring equipment
• Tools and equipment may include computers running
appropriate computer aided design software

Materials • Materials are to include building plans/specifications

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the planning, sizing and
documentation of the layout of hot and cold water
services/systems
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.1.2 Water Supply - Acceptable Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the planning, sizing and
demonstrate competency layout of hot and cold water services/systems
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, plan, size and document the layout of:
• a water supply system for a building with a minimum of
six floors
• a flush valve system for a multi-floor complex, a
minimum of 35 metres high
• a hot water supply system for a building with a
minimum of six floors
• a hydrant/hose reel system for a building with a
minimum of six floors
• ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design and details of
proposed services/systems
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the planning, sizing and layout of hot and
cold water services/systems, including non-drinking
water requirements
• the standards applicable to the service/system
• properties of water including pressure and flow rates
• water treatment processes
• characteristics and application of hot water heating
systems
• characteristics and application of water pumps and
water storage tanks for multiple floor buildings
• selection, installation, testing, commissioning and
maintenance of thermostatic mixing valves
• selection, installation, testing, commissioning and
maintenance of backflow prevention devices
• characteristics and application of different pipes and
fittings including fixing and joining techniques and
methods
• levelling and alignment processes
• computers and computer aided design software
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of planning, sizing and layout of hot and
cold water services/systems
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

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Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the planning
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

BCPWT4002A Commission and maintain backflow


prevention devices
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test, commission and
maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.
It covers preparation for the work, identification of testing and
commissioning requirements, the physical testing and commissioning of
devices, the maintenance of devices and the completion of work
finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Water

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Drawings and specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with testing,
commissioning and maintaining backflow prevention
devices, and the workplace environment, are adhered to
throughout the work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for testing, commissioning and
maintaining backflow prevention devices, including
personal safety equipment, are selected and checked for
serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient testing,
commissioning and maintaining of backflow prevention
devices

2. Identify testing and 2.1 Service/system design and testing and commissioning
commissioning requirements are identified and confirmed from job
requirements specifications and in accordance with standards
2.2 Backflow prevention device specifications are identified in
accordance with standards, authorities' requirements and
job specifications
3. Test and commission 3.1 Installation is checked to ensure the device is appropriate
device and installed in accordance with standards, job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements
3.2 Operation of device is tested in accordance with job
specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements and adjusted as required
3.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with regulating
authorities' requirements

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4. Maintain device 4.1 Service and maintenance requirements are identified from
manufacturers' specifications or authorities' requirements
4.2 Replacement components are checked and fitted
periodically/as required in accordance with specification
4.3 Maintenance and the repair of devices is conducted
observing manufacturers' and/or authorities' requirements
5. Restore work area 5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
5.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing, commissioning and


maintaining of high, medium and low hazard backflow
prevention devices in water services
• Types of backflow prevention devices include double
check valves, pressure type vacuum breakers, reduced
pressure zone devices, registered break tanks (RBT) and
registered air gaps (RAG)
• Site location for work will be either residential or
commercial, and may be a new worksite, or an existing
structure being renovated, extended, restored or
maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

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Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management,
stormwater protection and clean-up protection

Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment and
hand and power tools

Materials • Materials are to include backflow prevention devices

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the commissioning of
backflow prevention devices
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.1.2 Water Supply - Acceptable Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to the commissioning of
demonstrate competency backflow prevention devices
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, test and commission two each of a high,
medium and low hazard backflow prevention device,
incorporating at least two different double check valves,
two different pressure type vacuum breakers and two
different reduced pressure zone devices, indicating the
ongoing maintenance requirements for each of them,
ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design and details of
proposed service
• correct selection and use of appropriate processes,
tools and equipment
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

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Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the testing and commissioning of backflow
prevention devices
• the standards applicable to the service
• properties of water including pressure and flow rates
• hydraulics and mechanics
• testing equipment and techniques
• characteristics and applications of the materials and
backflow prevention devices
• relationship with other service controls and devices
• effective isolation procedures
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of testing, commissioning and maintaining
backflow prevention devices
• JSAs/safe work method statements

The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

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Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the testing,
commissioning and maintaining process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including systems information and
data

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BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water temperature control devices

BCPWT4003A Commission and maintain hot water


temperature control devices
Unit Descriptor This unit specifies the competency required to test, commission and
maintain hot water temperature control devices including thermostatic
mixing valves in water services.
It covers preparation for the work, the identification of testing and
commissioning requirements, the physical testing and commissioning of
devices, the maintenance of devices and the completion of work
finalisation processes.
Employability Skills This unit has employability skills.
Unit Sector Water

ELEMENT PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Prepare for work 1.1 Drawings and specifications are obtained


1.2 OH&S requirements associated with testing,
commissioning and maintaining hot water temperature
control devices, and the workplace environment, are
adhered to throughout the work
1.3 Quality assurance requirements are identified and
adhered to in accordance with 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 for testing, commissioning and
maintaining hot water temperature control devices,
including personal safety equipment, are selected and
checked for serviceability
1.6 Work area is prepared to support the efficient
commissioning of hot water temperature control devices

2. Identify testing and 2.1 Service/system testing and commissioning requirements


commissioning are identified from job specifications and in accordance
requirements with standards
2.2 Hot water temperature control device specifications are
identified in accordance with standards, authorities'
requirements and job specifications
3. Test and commission 3.1 Service/system is checked to ensure the device is
device appropriate and installed in accordance with standards,
job specifications, manufacturers' recommendations and
authorities' requirements
3.2 Operation of device is tested for correct flow rate,
operation and compliance to specifications,
manufacturers' recommendations and authorities'
requirements and adjusted as required
3.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with regulating
authorities' requirements

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4. Maintain device 4.1 Maintenance requirements are identified from


manufacturers' specifications or authorities' requirements
4.2 Replacement components are checked and fitted
periodically/as required in accordance with specification
4.3 Maintenance of valves is conducted observing
manufacturers' and/or authorities' requirements
5. Restore work area 5.1 Work area is cleared and materials disposed of or
recycled in accordance with State or Territory legislation
and workplace procedures
5.2 Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained
and stored in accordance with manufacturers'
recommendations and workplace procedures
5.3 Documentation is completed in accordance with
workplace requirements

RANGE STATEMENT

The Range Statement provides advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competency
allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. It relates to the unit as a whole and
facilitates holistic assessment. The following variables relate to this particular unit:

Unit scope • The unit requires the testing, commissioning and


maintenance of hot water temperature control devices,
including thermostatic mixing valves, in hot water
systems/appliances requiring temperature control
• Site location for work will be residential/commercial, and
may be a new worksite, or an existing structure being
renovated, extended, restored or maintained

Safety (OH&S) • OH&S requirements are to be in accordance with State or


Territory legislation and regulations and may include
protective clothing and equipment, use of tools and
equipment, workplace environment and safety, handling
of materials, use of fire fighting equipment, use of first aid
equipment, hazard control and hazardous materials and
substances
• Personal protective equipment is to include that
prescribed under legislation, regulation and workplace
policies and practices
• Safe operating procedures are to include but not be
limited to recognising and preventing hazards associated
with the use of tools and equipment, trip hazards,
underground services, surrounding structure and
facilities, hazardous materials, other machines, working at
heights, working in proximity to others, worksite visitors,
the public and may include working in confined spaces

Environmental • Environmental requirements are to cover water quality


requirements management and may include waste management and
clean-up protection

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Quality assurance • Quality assurance requirements include International


Standards Organisation, internal company quality
assurance policy and risk management strategy,
Environment Protection Authority (EPA), site safety plan
and workplace operations and procedures

Statutory/regulatory • Statutory/regulatory authorities may include statutory


authorities plumbing authority and the local council statutory
authority

Tools and equipment • Tools and equipment are to include test equipment and
hand and power tools

Materials • Materials are to include hot water temperature control


devices including thermostatic mixing valves

Communications • Communications are to include, voice and hand signals


and may include two-way radio and site specific
instructions

Information • Information sources may include but not be limited to


verbal or written and graphical instructions, signage, work
schedules/plans/specifications, job drawing, work
bulletins, charts and hand drawings, memos, Material
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), diagrams or sketches
• Safe work procedures relating to the commissioning of
hot water temperature control devices
• Regulatory/legislative requirements, particularly those
pertaining to plumbing regulations, building codes, OH&S
and environmental requirements
• Relevant Australian Standards including AS/NZS
3500.1.2 Water Supply - Acceptable Solutions
• Manufacturers' specifications and instructions
• Organisation work specifications and requirements
• Instructions issued by authorised organisational or
external personnel

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EVIDENCE GUIDE

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm
competency for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competency and should be read
in conjunction with the Performance Criteria, the Range Statement, and the Assessment Guidelines of
the Training Package.

Critical aspects of • Locate, interpret and apply relevant information,


evidence required to standards and specifications to commission hot water
demonstrate competency temperature devices
in this unit • Apply safety requirements throughout the work sequence,
including the use of personal protective clothing and
equipment
• As a minimum, test, commission and maintain three
different types of hot water temperature control devices,
including at least one thermostatic mixing valve type,
indicating maintenance requirements, ensuring:
• correct identification of location, design and details of
proposed service
• correct selection of valve for given application
• completion of all work to specification
• compliance with regulations, standards and
organisational quality procedures and processes
• Communicate and work effectively and safely with others

Relationship to other units • BCPCM4001A Carry out work based risk control
processes
• Where related units form an integral part of workplace
responsibilities and roles, they can be assessed
concurrently

Specific knowledge • A knowledge of:


required to achieve the • the SI system of measurements
performance criteria • workplace and equipment safety requirements
• the relevant statutory and authority requirements
related to the commissioning of hot water temperature
control devices
• the standards applicable to the service
• properties of water including pressure and flow rates
• hydraulics and mechanics
• testing techniques
• characteristics of materials
• characteristics and applications of different types of hot
water temperature control valves/devices
• effective isolation procedures
• bacteria in water and its effect on health
• the sources of information and the processes for the
calculation of material requirements
• the process of commissioning hot water temperature
control devices
• JSAs/safe work method statements

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The context of assessment • The application of competency is to be assessed in the


workplace or realistically simulated workplace
• Assessment is to occur under standard and authorised
work practices, safety requirements and environmental
constraints
• Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other
than confirmatory questions, will usually be conducted in
an off-site context
• Assessment is to comply with relevant regulatory or
Australian Standards requirements

Methods of assessment • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed assessment


guidelines of the building and construction industry's
Plumbing and Services Training Package
• Assessment methods must confirm consistency and
accuracy of performance together with application of
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment must be by direct observation of tasks, with
questioning on underpinning knowledge and it must also
reinforce the integration of key competencies
• Assessment methods must confirm the ability to access
and correctly interpret and apply the essential
underpinning knowledge
• Assessment may be applied under project related
conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of
process
• Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that
competency is able not only to be satisfied under the
particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to
other circumstances
• Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of
other units of competency, including those listed above

Specific resource • The following resources should be made available:


requirements for this unit • workplace location or simulated workplace
• tools and equipment appropriate to the commissioning
process
• calculators or equivalent
• support materials appropriate to the activity
• specifications in the form of a job or work order
• research resources including and data

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