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


Career Opportunities

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


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
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
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Core
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems Core
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems Core
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems Core
CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations Core
CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems Core
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems Core
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems Core


Code Title Elective
CPCCBC4002A Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace Elective
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances Elective
CPCSUS4001A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
Licensing/Regulatory Information

If your chosen field has a licensing outcome, it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all eligibility criteria. This includes and not limited to selecting the correct electives for your course, having the correct experience and meeting other requirements such as holding a crafts or proficiency certificate. Please contact your State Licence Regulators.


The Building Services Authority
New South Wales
Office of Fair Trading
Victoria Building Commission
Tel:1300 272 272
Fax: (07) 3225 2999
299 Montague Road
West End QLD 4101
Tel: 13 32 20
Fax: (02) 9895 0222
PO Box 972
Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel: 1300 815 127 or
Tel: (03) 9285 6400
PO Box 536E
Melbourne VIC 3001
South Australia
Office of Consumer and Business Affairs
Workplace Standards Tasmania
Western Australia
Building Commission
Tel: (08) 8204 9644
Fax: (08) 8204 9697
GPO Box 1719
Adelaide SA 5001 DX225
Tel: (03) 6233 7657
Fax: (03) 6233 8338
PO Box 56
Rosny Park TAS 7018
Tel: 1300 489 099
Fax: (08) 9476 1333
Locked Bag 12
West Perth WA 6872
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


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


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.


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



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.