Soak Pits

Credit Value:                        8   Drainlaying Credits Soak Pit

Course Fees:                         $120 +GST

Level:                                     Registration Drainlaying

 Unit Standard Details:          Part 1109

 Aim:

To provide students with the resources and skills to ascertain if site is suitable for a Soak Pit installation, different construction methods and how to size the Soak Pit to contain the stormwater for their site.

 Prescriptor:

This module ’Soak Pits’ will cover the sources of information to refer to when assessing the suitability of a site, a verified method of performing a percolation test, the calculations required to size a Soak Pit for a site and different methods of Soak Pit construction.

 People credited with this module are able to: Gather information from the appropriate source to insert into a formula for a Soak Pit sizing calculation and complete that calculation.

 Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students will be able to prove the suitability of a site for a Soak Pit installation, how to complete a percolation test, and size the Soak Pit to cope with the expected rainfall for that site.

 Content:

The different sources for rainfall intensity data, a verified method of ascertaining the absorption rate of a site. The calculations to size a Soak Pit for different rainfall intensities and absorption rates of a site

Different styles of Soak Pit construction.

 Teaching Learning Methods:

  • Completion by the student of a printed workbook (kept by the student for use as reference at later dates)
  • Visual Presentation to be viewed in conjunction with workbook along with tasks requiring the student reference relevant codes to help ensure the student has knowledge to comply.

 

Assessment Details:

Online Multiple Choice Assessment of which the result is automatically forwarded to the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Board.

 

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