CPCPSN4011 - Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

Unit code: CPCPSN4011 | Study level: TAFE


This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary plumbing systems for multi-floor residential buildings and commercial buildings.


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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, incl the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
* designing, sizing and documenting the layout and schematic details for a commercial building with the design incorporating:
* an approved sanitary plumbing system to a minimum of seven floor levels. The design must incorporate the following fixtures on each floor level:
* a disabled bathroom including a water closet (WC) and basin
* male toilet facilities including 3 WCs, 3 basins and 3 individual urinals or an equivalent sized urinal slab
* female toilet facilities including 5 WCs and 3 basins
* a shower
* kitchen sink for tea-making purposes
* one floor level must contain a commercial kitchen with food preparation area including at least:
* one commercial dishwasher
* one commercial pot wash facility
* one commercial glasswasher
* one bucket trap
* one basin
* one floor level must be below the approved point of connection (a basement) and involve an approved trade waste facility
* designing, sizing and documenting the layout and schematic details for a residential building incorporating an approved sanitary plumbing system to a minimum of six floor levels, including a basement and the following fixtures on each floor level, excluding the basement:
* 3 baths
* 6 showers
* 6 WCs
* 6 basins
* 3 kitchen sinks
* 3 dishwashers
* 3 laundry tubs
* 3 clothes washing machines.

Required reading

The qualified trainer and assessor will advise students of class notes, reading materials produced by VU Polytechnic and further support via VU Polytechnic e-learning system and/or in person.

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