On the job

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Skill and knowledge summary


Do you already have workplace experience relating to planning, sizing and documenting the layout of stormwater drainage systems?

If you do, you can try the On the job task at your workplace or at your training organisation without further training.

Review the following skill and knowledge summary to decide if you have the skills and knowledge necessary to be assessed and achieve competence in the unit CPCPDR4002A Plan, size and lay out stormwater drainage systems.

If you need more information about planning, sizing and documenting the layout of stormwater drainage systems try the Licensed to Plumb topics.

 

 

Open icon Skill summary

You will need to demonstrate your ability to:

  • identify water service system requirements
  • interpret plans and specifications to plan, size and document the layout of surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage systems incorporating downpipes, pits, tanks and overflow discharge
  • document plans and complete other relevant workplace documentation
  • communicate with others to identify and confirm requirements, share information, listen and understand
  • use and interpret non-verbal communication, such as hand signals
  • work in a team
  • follow instructions
  • organise and sequence tasks with others
  • read and interpret:
    • documentation from a variety of sources
    • plans, specifications and drawings
    • regulations and standards
  • identify and accurately report faults in tools, equipment or materials
  • measure and calculate
  • access information including site-specific instructions from a variety of media
  • plan and set out work
  • use a range of mobile technology, such as two-way radio.
Open icon Knowledge summary

You will also need to answer questions and provide information relating to:

  • catchment, rainfall intensity and run-off calculations
  • characteristics and application of different pipe systems, including their fittings and fixture supports and fixing and joining techniques
  • design concepts and performance measures for stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
  • determining levels
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements
  • principles of water flow and stormwater and sub-soil drainage
  • process of planning, sizing and documenting the layout of stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems using relevant sources of information
  • relevant statutory and authority requirements related to planning, sizing and documenting stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
  • SI system of measurements
  • standards applicable to stormwater drainage systems
  • stormwater installation techniques
  • use of computers and relevant computer-aided design (CAD) software
  • water tank installation
  • workplace and equipment safety requirements.
Open icon On the job task

Discuss with your trainer how you will undertake the On the job task for the unit CPCPDR4002A Plan, size and lay out stormwater drainage systems. Be prepared to answer questions about the task and the processes that you used.

Follow these steps.

  1. In conjunction with your trainer, select an appropriate plumbing project to use in the completion of this task. The project must incorporate a residential unit development of at least five double storey (Class 1) units and a commercial (Class 2) building incorporating trade waste to an approved point of discharge or on-site disposal.
  2. Gather the necessary information required to design the stormwater drainage system for the project/s.
  3. Plan, size and document the layout of a stormwater drainage system for the project/s ensuring:
    • correct identification of plan details
    • 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
    • communicating and working effectively and safely with others.
  4. Complete all required project documentation.
  5. Submit your completed project work to your trainer for assessment and feedback.