Introduction to Drainlaying
To provide learners with an overview of drainlaying as a career and to gain the knowledge and skills for excavation and trenching.
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Directed hours are comprised of learning with a provider. These learning hours may include in-class activities; workshop activities and practice; coaching and progress conversations; formative assessment; night-class tutorials; group discussions and activities.
Self-Directed hours are comprised of Study Guide reading and activities; research using texts and the Internet; video; discussion groups, and online chat groups such as closed Facebook study groups; creating study notes, recording work experience.
- Learning Outcomes
- LO 3.1 Use basic calculations in a given trade situation
LO 3.2 Apply knowledge and skills to excavate and trench for plumbing, gasfitting, or drainlaying.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- Study Guide Textbooks
Skills quality assured competency-based assessment resources.
Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006;
Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
Building Act 2004;
Health Act 1956;
Resource Management Act 1991;
Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Regulations 2010;
The following standards, which are available at http://www.standards.govt.nz:
AS/NZS 1547:2000 On-site domestic wastewater management
AS/NZS 1546.1:2008 On-site domestic wastewater treatment units – Septic tanks AS/NZS 3500.2:2021 Plumbing and drainage – Sanitary plumbing and drainage;
The following guides, which are available at http://www.worksafe.govt.nz/worksafe:
Good practice guidelines – Excavation safety, Wellington: WorkSafe New Zealand, 2016
Guide for Safety with Underground Services, Wellington: Department of Labour, 2002;
The following clauses, and any related compliance documents, which are available at https://www.building.govt.nz/:
New Zealand Building Code Clause E1 Surface Water
New Zealand Building Code Clause G12 Water Supplies
New Zealand Building Code Clause G13 Foul Water;
and all subsequent amendments and replacements.