Design sewer systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

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
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CPCPCM5004A, 'Design sewer systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design sewer systems' on This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare and implement sewer contracts.

1.1. Sewer contracting procedures are implemented.

1.2. Required qualifications, and roles and responsibilities of local authority personnel and contracted parties, are negotiated and documented.

2. Evaluate design parameters.

2.1. Scope of work is established for sewer systems.

2.2. Design requirements are determined from plans, specifications and client briefs.

2.3. Cost-benefit analysis is conducted comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.

2.4. Statutory and regulatory requirements and Australian and New Zealand standards for the design of sewer systems are analysed and applied.

2.5. Manufacturer requirements and trade and technical manuals are interpreted.

2.6. Additional research, including a desktop study is conducted to outline design parameters.

2.7. Safety procedures and regulations for trench safety are specified.

2.8. Performance requirements are established.

3. Plan and detail system components.

3.1. Soils are tested and classified and characteristics of soil types are analysed.

3.2. Trenching safety procedures are detailed and backfilling and compaction methods are specified.

3.3. Layout of pipework systems and type and location of fittings and valves are planned.

3.4. Pipelaying, dewatering and testing procedures for pipework of varying sizes are specified.

3.5. Pipe size, pipe grade and ventilation requirement calculations are performed for a range of applications.

3.6. Sewer connections, manholes, bedding material and concrete support are detailed.

3.7. Pump station, pump and pump control requirements are sized and detailed.

3.8. Approved materials, jointing methods and installation requirements for sewer systems are specified.

4. Design and size systems.

4.1. Sewer systems are designed for a range of applications.

4.2. Sewer long sections are designed and detailed.

4.3. Rising main systems are designed.

4.4. Pump stations are designed.

4.5. Sewer systems are designed and sized using computer software packages.

5. Prepare documentation.

5.1. Plans are prepared for a range of sewer systems.

5.2. Specification for a sewer system is prepared.

5.3. Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.

5.4. Operation and maintenance manual is produced.

Qualifications and Skillsets

CPCPCM5004A appears in the following qualifications:

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