Design sewer infrastructure 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 CPCPCM5014A, 'Design sewer infrastructure systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Design sewer infrastructure 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


Prepare and implement sewer contracts.


Sewer contracting procedures are implemented.


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


Evaluate design parameters.


Scope of workis established for sewer infrastructure systems.


Design requirementsare determined from relevant Australian standards, codes, plans, specifications and client brief.


Cost-benefit analysisis conducted comparing a range of pipe materials and system designs.


Statutory and regulatory requirements and relevant Australian standards and codes for the design of sewer infrastructure systems are analysed and applied.


Manufacturer requirements and trade and technical manuals are interpreted.


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


Factors that contribute to quality, safety and time efficiency are determined.


Point of connection to the authority’s system is determined.


Safety procedures and regulations for trench safety and for pumping stations are specified.


Performance requirements are established.


Pipe sizes are assessed using equivalent population (EP) density.


Plan and detail system components.


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


Trenching safety proceduresare detailed and backfilling and compaction methods are specified.


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


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


Self-cleaning velocities, pipe size and grade, and ventilation requirements are calculated for a range of systems.


Sewer connections, access chambers, bedding material and support systems are detailed.


Requirements for pump station, pumps, controls and equipment are sized and detailed.


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


Maintenance procedures of the system are identified.


Design and size systems.


Easements and location for sewer infrastructure systems are identified, including pumping rising mains.


Sewer infrastructure systems are designed for a range of applications.


Sewer long sections are designed and detailed.


Pump rising main systems are designed.


Pumping stations are designed.


Sewer infrastructure systems are designed and sized using calculations and computer software packages.


Ventilation requirements are determined and designed.


Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the design process.


Prepare documentation.


Client brief of the desired design is prepared.


Plans and specification are prepared for a range of sewer infrastructure systems.


Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.


Operation and maintenance manual is produced, including information on how to properly and safely maintain the system.