BILD316 – Plumbing Maintenance and Foul Water

Module code
Module title
Plumbing Maintenance and Foul Water
To provide students with the foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of foul water plumbing systems and perform basic plumbing maintenance, under supervision, and to further develop work-readiness 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
Describe biohazards in relation to plumbing and drainlaying work.
Identify and assist with installing basic foul water plumbing systems.
Assist with installing basic plumbing fixtures.
Maintain taps and assist with maintaining valves.
-Appliances and fixtures
-Pipework and venting
-Structural building elements
-Biological hazards and environmental considerations
-Work-readiness capabilities
-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)
-Regulations and 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.