BILD313 – Water Supply Systems

Module code
Module title
Water Supply Systems
To provide students with the foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of hot and cold water plumbing installations and to develop work-ready capabilities.
  • TC1803
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Provide first aid and demonstrate site safe principles.
Work safely with electricity.
Describe and assist with installing hot and cold water reticulation systems.
Assist with installing and commissioning a low pressure, tank fed hot water cylinder.
Explain the roles and regulatory environment for plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying.
-Pipe jointing
-Hot and cold water systems
-Site Safe 'Foundation Passport - Building Construction'
-First Aid and CPR in the workplace
-Electrical safety
-Work-readiness capabilities
-Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
-Time keeping
-Portfolio building
-Task sheets
-Customer service skills
-Communication skills
-Tools, materials, equipment and work area care
-Drawings and symbols
-Basic calculations
-Working efficiently
-Discussing work tasks in a professional manner
-Toolbox meetings (Hazard Identification)
-Health and Safety at Work Act
-Regulations and Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) Licence system
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The primary method of delivering the learning material is Project-based Learning. The teaching and learning material may incorporate workshop activities, laboratory tasks, lectures, online research, training videos, tutor directed learning, student managed learning, individual and group work.

Assessments will be a mix of formal and informal, conducted in group and individual settings. Observational assessments will also be used where appropriate.

Regular feedback to students will be provided including assessment results.

Over the course of a series of projects, it is anticipated that students will develop the skills and knowledge to meet or exceed the learning outcomes. These projects will provide the students with the opportunity to progressively develop their confidence and proficiency.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. The portfolio is comprised of multiple components. To pass this module, the student must complete and submit all components and gain a mark of at least 50 for each achievement-based component within the portfolio. Students must also meet all of the requirements of the competency-based tasks to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks achieved in the achievement-based tasks.