CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

This course is not offered through RPL and we are currently not accepting any enrolments

CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

 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.