BILD322 – Introduction to Plumbing

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Module code
BILD322
Module title
Introduction to Plumbing
Prescription
To provide learners with an overview of plumbing as a career and the knowledge and skills related to water basics, water supply pipework and basic sanitary plumbing systems
Programmes
  • TC2201
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
23
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
230
Resources required
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 4.1 Demonstrate knowledge of water properties and other materials and their application in plumbing and drainlaying.
LO 4.2 Determine water supply requirements to assist with installing, securing and maintaining pipework
LO 4.3 Demonstrate knowledge and skills to assist in installing basic sanitary plumbing systems.
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.

Health and Safety at Work Act 2015;
AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space, available at http://www.standards.govt.nz/;
and all subsequent amendments and replacements.
Building Act 2004;
New Zealand Building Code;
Gas Act 1992;
Gas (Safety and Measurement) Regulations 2010;
Gazette Notices;
Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006;
Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Regulations 2010;
Resource Management Act 1991;
Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997;
The following standards, which are available at http://www.standards.govt.nz:
AS/NZS 3500.1:2015 Plumbing and drainage – Water services
AS/NZS 3500.2:2021 Plumbing and drainage – Sanitary plumbing and drainage
NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings
NZS 4219:2009 Seismic performance of engineering systems in buildings;
and all subsequent amendments and replacements.

AS/NZS 3500.1:2015 Plumbing and drainage – Part 1: Water services,
AS/NZS 3500.4:2015 Plumbing and drainage – Part 4: Heated water services,
NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings,
NZS 5807:1980 Code of practice for industrial identification by colour, wording or other coding;
The following guides, which are available at http://www.worksafe.govt.nz:
Excavation Safety – Good practice Guidelines,
Underground services – Guide for safety with underground services;
The following clauses, and any related compliance documents, which are available at https://www.building.govt.nz/;
New Zealand Building Code Clause G10 Piped Services,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G12 Water Supplies;

NZS 5807:1980 Code of practice for industrial identification by colour, wording or other coding;
The following clauses, current versions, and any related compliance documents, which are available at https://www.building.govt.nz:
New Zealand Building Code Clause G1 Personal Hygiene,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G2 Laundering,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G3 Food Preparation and Prevention of Contamination,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G10 Piped Services,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G12 Water Supplies,
New Zealand Building Code Clause G13 Foul Water;
and all subsequent amendments and replacements.

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