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Plumbing and Gas Fitting   Tags: gas_fitting, plumbing, roof_plumbing  

Find information on plumbing, gas fitting, drainage and roof plumbing.
Last Updated: May 25, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Looking for information?

Try entering these subjects in LibrarySearch or browse the Library shelves using the call numbers:

Hot water supply: 696.6
Gas Fitting: 696.2
Pipes and pipelines: 621.8672
Sewerage: 628.2
Roofing, iron and steel: 690.15
Roof drainage: 620.0073
Water purification: 628.1



Australian Standards Online

link to australian standards online  AS: Australian Standards  contains the full text of all current Australian Standards and draft Australian standards to which Standards Australia holds the copyright, including most AS handbooks. 

To open the Standard, click on 'Open Document'.Standards may also be printed out.

Each standard has a pre-determined Expiry Date encoded, so if documents are downloaded, access is temporary (48 hours)

For more information on local and international standards, see the Library Standards Guide


National Construction Code (NCC)

The National Construction Code 2015 is available FREE from the Australian Building Codes Board website (
The NCC 2015 online and PDF version can also be viewed on a mobile device.
Volume 3 of the NCC is the Plumbing Code of Australia, whilst Volumes 1 and 2 are the Building Code of Australia. 

2014 print version is available in the Reserve collections of the Swanston and Carlton libraries. The call number is 692.30994 A938.
The Library no longer provides online access to the National Construction Code 2014. 
Australian Standards referenced in the NCC can be accessed from the Australian Standards Online database (RMIT student or staff login is required)

For Apprentices and trainees

Australian Apprenticeships Centres provide information, administration services and support to employers and Australian Apprentices. Australian Apprenticeships Centres also provide information which may assist employers and/or Australian Apprentices with Australian Apprenticeships placements.

Apprenticeship Centre experts are at RMIT University from the 15th April 2015 to provide information and support to apprentices, trainees and RMIT staff.

Availability:  Wednesdays and Thursdays
                      10:00 am - 1:00 pm
                       Level 1, Building 70 (Cardigan Street)


    Licensed to Plumb Toolbox

    This learning module covers the following skill areas: Gas, Water, Drainage (Domestic, Sanitary, Stormwater) plus Legislation.

    What legislation governs plumbing work?

    The Victorian Building Assoication "A - Z of Plumbing" page has a section on Legislation. Great source of other plumbing-related information.

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