Design rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use 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 CPCPPS5026A, 'Design rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Evaluate design parameters.


Scope of workis established for rainwater harvesting systems for wide span and high-rise building projects.


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


Potential contamination sources are analysed and solutions are applied.


Rainfall patterns and required rainwater storage volumes are established.


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


Statutory, regulatory requirements and relevant Australian standards and codesfor the design of rainwater harvesting systems are interpreted, analysed and applied.


Manufacturer requirementsand trade and technical manuals are interpreted.


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


Performance requirements are established, considering safety of system users or building occupants.


Plan and detail system components.


Tank type and location are specified.


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


First-flush systemsare designed and detailed.


Filtration systems and water contamination solutions are specified.


Pipe size calculationsare completed for a range of applications.


Separation of services and backflow prevention devices are designed and detailed.


Approved non-contaminating materials and jointing methods for rainwater harvesting are specified and pipe supports are designed.


Pump and ancillary requirements are sized and detailed.


Installation requirements are specified.


Water treatment is specified according to state and territory health requirements.


Vermin protection is specified according to manufacturer and state and territory requirements.


Allowance for expansion and contraction is provided.


Design and size systems.


Rainwater harvesting systems are designed and detailed for a range of residential, commercial and industrial applications.


Rainwater reuse systemsare designed and detailed.


Rainwater harvesting systems are designed and sized using calculation and computer software packages.


Sustainability principles and concepts are applied throughout the design process.


Prepare documentation.


Client brief of the desired design is prepared.


Plans and specificationsare prepared for a range of rainwater harvesting systems.


Testing and commissioning schedule is prepared.


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