CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

 RPL & Skills Recognition  Smart & Skilled

*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Overview

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

 Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Air Conditioning Technician (Plumber)
  • Fire Services Supervisor (Plumber)
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Specialist Hydraulic Designer (Plumber)
  • Fire Services Supervisor (Plumber)

Pathways

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you can undertake further study in CPC50612 – Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

Further information on this qualification can be found by contacting our Student Support Team

 Course Details

Entry Requirements & Pre-Requisites
  • For online delivery you will require access to a computer, internet connection and email, appropriate software (Microsoft Word and Excel or similar) and range of commonly used business equipment (photocopier, faxes, binder, telephone, answering machine)
  • You may be required to access an actual workplace or simulated environment to undertake assessment tasks depending on the elective units selected
Unit Outline

Train n Trade will offer a standard package of units of competency but alternate units will be made available as required if they are within the capabilities of the organisation and the assessment staff. The suggested package is:

 

Code Title Core/Elective
BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks Core
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Core
CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes Core
CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work Core
Licensing/Regulatory Information

Scope of work

Water Plumbing involves work of water supply (being the construction, alteration, extension, disconnection, removal, maintenance, repair, renewal or clearing of any pipes or fittings of any water service connecting or intending to connect, directly or indirectly with a water main) including such work on pipes and fittings, whether or not connected or intended to be connected to a water main, that are in a building in which any part of the sewerage service is connected to an onsite wastewater management system.

Qualifications required for Water Plumbing:

CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing

To be eligible for an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate, applicants must complete one of the qualifications listed above, and in addition possess the following units of competency and at least 2 years combined industry experience in the work covered by the units:

Either BCPWT4001A/CPCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water services and systems OR CPCPWT4011A or B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

BCGBC4012A/CPCCBC4012A or B Read and interpret plans and specifications.

 

Water plumbing – fire protection systems: Water plumbing involved in a fire service as defined in AS/NZS 3500.0:2003, Plumbing and drainage, including a fire sprinkler system and connection of the system to a water main.

Qualifications required for Water Plumbing – fire protection systems

CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing including fire protection stream

To be eligible for an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate, applicants must complete one of the qualification listed above, and in addition must have the following two units of competence:

  • Either BCPWT4001A/CPCPWT4001A Plan, size and layout hot and cold water services and systems, OR CPCPWT4011A or B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
  • BCGBC4012A/CPCCBC4012A or B Read and interpret plans and specifications.

 

Water plumbing – fire sprinkler systems: Water plumbing involved in the fire sprinkler system installed beyond the sprinkler valve assembly

Qualifications required for Water Plumbing – fire protection systems

CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing including fire protection stream

 

Draining Work involves work of sanitary drainage being the construction, alteration, extension, disconnection, removal, maintenance, repair, renewal, ventilation, flushing or cleansing of any sanitary drain connecting, or intended to connect, directly or indirectly with a sewer. This includes work on a house drain connected to an onsite wastewater management system

Qualifications required for Draining work:

CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing including the draining stream

To be eligible for an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate, applicants must complete one of the qualification listed above, and in addition possess the following units of competency and at least 2 years combined industry experience in the work covered by the units:

  • BCGBC4012A/CPCCBC4012A or B Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Either BCPDR4001A/CPCPDR4001A Plan, size and layout sanitary drainage systems OR CPCPDR4011A or B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • Either BCPDR4002A/CPCPDR4002A Plan, size and layout stormwater drainage systems OR CPCPDR4012A or B Design and size stormwater drainage systems
  • Either BCPDR4003A/CPCPDR4003A Plan, size and layout domestic treatment plant disposal systems OR CPCPDR4013A or B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems.

 

Gasfitting Work involves the installation, alteration, extension or repair of a gas installation, the installation, alteration, extension, removal or repair of any flue, the connection of a gas installation to, or the disconnection of a gas installation from, a gas supply point, the connection of a gas appliance to, or the disconnection of a gas appliance from, a gas installation (otherwise than where the point of connection is a gas outlet socket), the connection of a gas container, gas regulator or gas appliance to, or the disconnection of a gas container, gas regulator or gas appliance from, a gas installation (otherwise than where it is readily designed to be detachable from the installation, either with the use of a tool, mechanical force, or otherwise).

Qualifications required for Gasfitting Work:

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing including the gasfitting services stream

To be eligible for an endorsed contractor licence or supervisor certificate, applicants must complete one of the qualification listed above, and in addition possess both the following units of competency and at least 2 years combined industry experience in the work covered by the units:

  • Either BCPGS4001A/CPCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations OR CPCPGS4011A or B or C Design and size consumer gas installations
  • BCGBC4012A/CPCCBC4012A or B Read and interpret plans and specifications.

 

LP gasfitting work (for restricted LP gasfitting work) is gasfitting work as defined by the Gas Supply Act 1996 but restricted to a gas installation designed to carry liquefied petroleum gas in vapour phase only at pressures not exceeding 150 kilopascals.

Liquefied petroleum gas means a liquid or gaseous substance that is a mixture of hydrocarbons, basically consisting of butane or butene or propane or propene, or any mixture of them

Qualifications required for LP gasfitting work:

Completion of an apprenticeship that includes CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing including the gas services stream

In addition to completion of one of the qualifications listed above, applicants must possess both the following units of competency and at least 2 years combined industry experience in the work covered by the units:

  • Either BCPGS4001A/CPCPGS4001A Plan, size and layout consumer gas installations OR CPCPGS4011A or B or C Design and size consumer gas installations
  • BCGBC4012A/CPCCBC4012A or B Read and interpret plans and specifications.

 

Submission and Relevant information

Once you have received the required qualifications, if you are using an ABN you can attend your local Service NSW office and apply for hand in your individual licence application form. For company licensing you will need to hand in a company licence application form and a Nominated Supervisor Form. Fair Trading require contractors to show your experience on a referee statement proving that you have more than 2 years industry experience in all streams of plumbing that you are applying for. Fair Trading will generally require to have worked as a bona fide employee under a qualified licensed supervisor for the duration of your experience.

LLN & Computer Literacy – Help!

At Train N Trade we understand that not every person learns the same way or at the same pace. That’s why when you do this course with us, we will ensure that we identify and attend to any Language, Literacy or Numeracy short falls you may have. We will also look at your computer skills and literacy and ensure that you are at a level that is suited for the course, and if not, then we will dedicate additional time and effort to bring you up to speed. Before commencing any of our courses you are required to sit an LLN course and may be asked about your computer habits and required to complete some foundational computer skills. This exercise will help us to identify any LLN or computer skill shortages you may have and make sure that we are able to help you to get up to speed.

 Credit Transfer

A credit transfer recognises previous learning undertaken at one institution or provider as being equivalent to the learning undertaken at another institution or provider. Credit transfer may be granted for individual units of competence which are deemed to be equivalent. In general, the outcome of a successful application for credit transfer is advanced standing into your desired course. This means that you may be granted an exemption for a particular unit of competence for the course in which you are enrolled. In this way, you will not be required to repeat your previous learning. Credit transfer reduces unnecessary duplication and increases your capacity to maximise your career and employment opportunities. If you think you are eligible for credit transfer please contact our office to arrange an application form being provided.

 Participant Outcomes

90%

Surveyed graduates of this course who were satisfied with the training.

86%

Surveyed graduates of this course who have an improved employment status, such as found work, new job, promotion, pay increase or setup/expansion of own business.

18%

Surveyed graduates of this course who have enrolled in additional training or education.

63%

$63,200

Median salary for surveyed graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field of education (at Certificate III qualification levels) who received their first ever full-time job after completion of training.

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RPL & Skills Recognition
Location: Australia Wide

Candidates often commence courses and modules with existing knowledge, skills, and experience that are relevant to their field of study. These attributes may have been gained in educational or practical settings (paid or voluntary) both in Australia or overseas. Recognising a candidates’ prior learning involves giving them credit towards a vocational qualification for the formal and informal learning experiences they have previously completed. For example, if you have previously worked in an office, you may have gained some skills that can be used as credit toward a business administration qualification. Likewise, if you have spent time helping out at a tuition centre for underpriviledged children, you may have some experience that is relevance to a teaching certification.

Essentially, RPL may mean that you do not have to complete all the modules, maybe none of them, in a given course of study to attain the full qualification.

Who Can Apply for the RPL Process?

Anyone who has previous knowledge, experience, or skills that are relevant to the course of study that they want to complete can apply for RPL, regardless of whether your training or experience was in Australia or abroad. To be successful, you need to be able to provide evidence of the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Process

1. Skills Review

You need to have current industry experience that can be validated in order to qualify for this RPL program.
When you contact us we will help you identify your skills and advise on whether the RPL process is right for you.

2. EVIDENCE PORTFOLIO

Evidence of your skills and knowledge may take a variety of forms and include existing qualifications or statement of attainment you may hold from prior training, resume, references from current and past employers, work samples.
You will be required to compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your competence in each unit of competency in your chosen qualification.

Your assessor will explain the documents and evidence required to be submitted to Train n Trade as part of your portfolio. You will also be required to have a detailed competency conversation with your assessor, also your assessor may choose to perform a practical observation at your work site.

3. SKILLS CHECK

You will be having a conversation covering questions for each unit with our assessor. The assessor may choose to also perform a practical observation
Where gap training is required you will need to complete a theory or practical assessment as required.

4. QUALIFIED!

Upon successful completion of all units of competency within the qualification, you will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Qualification. Alternatively, a National Recognised Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units of competency that have been successfully completed, if you do not meet the full qualification criteria.

SELECT YOUR FUNDING
Smart & Skilled

General Eligibility

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding at the time of enrolment in an approved qualification you must either:

  • Live or work in NSW (determined by postcode of the usual place of residence or place or work); OR
  • Live in a defined interstate NSW border area (as identified by a postcode in the list set out in the Operating Guidelines) and is Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

You must also:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or permanent Australian resident; or humanitarian visa holder; or New Zealand citizen, and
  • Are aged 15 years or older, and
  • Are no longer in secondary education, and
  • Comply with any relevant program eligibility criteria outline

Full Qualification Eligibility

In addition to the general eligibility, to be able to receive subsidised funding under Smart and Skilled Entitlement Full Qualification Program you must not have completed a post-school qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.

Note that if a person acquires a disability after completion of post-school qualification at Certificate IV level or higher and needs retraining in a new entry level career, and provides sufficient evidence that the qualification is necessary as part of a rehabilitation program and that the injury was sustained post school qualification then that person will be eligible to receive Subsidised Training in that Qualification.

To find out if you are eligible for this government funding, try our quick eligibility check. 

Fee for Service

RPL & Skills Assessment:
Price:$6,000
(You will only be required to make a payment of $1500 upfront. The remainder will be paid via weekly instalments over a period of 6 weeks after commencement.)