Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCPCM5002B, 'Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Evaluate design parameters.

1.1. Client requirements are determined from plans, specifications and client briefs.

1.2. Local government, Environment Protection Authority (EPA), and Australian and New Zealand standards for the design of complex stormwater and roof drainage systems are interpreted.

1.3. Regulatory requirements for design of complex stormwater and roof drainage systems are analysed and applied.

1.4. Other documentation relevant to the design is researched, evaluated and applied.

2. Plan system components.

2.1. Layout of system components is planned according to design parameters and site limitations, and is coordinated with other services.

2.2. Stormwater diversion valve systems and first-flush stormwater systems are planned and evaluated.

2.3. Most suitable methods of preventing backflow of sub-soil and stormwater into buildings are determined and specified.

2.4. Treatment and disposal options for stormwater discharge are evaluated and planned.

3. Design and size systems.

3.1. Rainfall intensities are determined and volumes of water are estimated using measurements of different catchment areas.

3.2. Methods of collection and disposal of surface run-off water are specified.

3.3. Strategies for harvesting and re-using rainwater are identified and evaluated.

3.4. Sub-soil water types are determined and stormwater drainage systems are designed, sized and detailed using appropriate software applications.

3.5. System components are selected, designed, sized and detailed using appropriate software applications and appropriate approved materials are analysed and selected.

3.6. Stormwater systems requiring pumping are identified and designed using appropriate software applications, with pump and discharge pipe sizes calculated and specified.

3.7. Correct installation, laying and jointing procedures for materials and components are specified.

4. Prepare documentation.

4.1. Plans are prepared for a range of complex stormwater and roof drainage systems.

4.2. Specification for a complex stormwater and roof drainage system is prepared.

4.3. Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.

4.4. Operation and maintenance manual is produced.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPCM5002B appears in the following qualifications:

  • CPC50408 - Diploma of Plumbing and Services
  • CPC50611 - Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design