Backflow Prevention

Credit Value: 14 Plumbing CreditsBackflow

Course Fees: $210 + GST

Level: Registration (plumbing)

Unit Standard Details: Partial Refresher of the following unit standard: US 2117


To provide students with the knowledge of appropriate valves, installation requirements, and hazard ratings of different situations. To be able to design an adequate backflow prevention system for those different situations.

To know who is qualified to carry out testing of different valves and when testing is required .

People credited with this module are able to: Describe the information needed to properly select and install a backflow prevention system, when the system must be tested  and with who and when the system should be correctly registered.

The hazard ratings of different situations, which valves are suitable for each different situation, testing requirements of each valve, an appreciation of Territorial Authority responsibilities.

Teaching Learning Methods:

  • Completion by the student of a printed workbook (kept by the student for use as reference at a later date)
  • 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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