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CPC32713

Certificate III in Gas Fitting

Complete this course with TAFE Queensland to become a qualified gas fitter and gain your interim gas work licence. This is an essential qualification for those wanting to progress to their full gas work licence.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$6,400

Course overview

Progress your career by gaining your interim gas work licence through this course. By completing this qualification as part of your apprenticeship, you can become a qualified gas fitter.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, plumbers (including gasfitters) are a skill in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. The industry grew strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to expand with around 29,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

In this course you will develop practical skills in gas detection and LP storage and gas installations. With a strong focus on ensuring safe operating conditions, you’ll learn how to size, install, test and purge gas pipe work; install, test and commission gas appliances; and size, install and test flue system components. You will develop skills in record-keeping and attending to notices in accordance with relevant acts, standards and regulations. Our industry-expert teachers will work with you to ensure you are working to the high standards expected in the industry.

On graduating you will be eligible to apply for a Queensland Provisional Gas Fitting Licence. You will be able to work under the general supervision of a fully licenced gas fitter and undertake further study to earn your full licence.

What can I do?

  • Gasfitter

Course outcome:

CPC32713 Certificate III in Gas Fitting

Career options

Once qualified as an interim licenced gas installer in Queensland, you can complete a full gas work licence course with TAFE Queensland to apply to become a fully-licensed gas installer. TAFE Queensland offers many other courses leading to licences relevant to the plumbing and gas industry to help you progress your career even further.

Industry knowledge

TAFE Queensland is respected as a leading expert in the gas and plumbing industry. We remain on top of industry trends and requirements, and regularly host workshops and events where we showcase current best practice and discuss industry-relevant issues. Our industry connections and knowledge mean your TAFE Queensland qualification will be highly regarded by employers.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2039A
    Carry out interactive workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2039A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively through oral, visual and written means of communication in order to facilitate work practices that are safe, meet specifications and provide quality outcomes.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2040A
    Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2040A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use and interpret plans and specifications associated with construction work, and accurately complete measurements and calculations to establish quantities of materials for the plumbing and services industry. The unit requires the interpretation of plans, drawings and specifications to interpret requirements, and making measurements and calculations to determine quantities of plumbing materials.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2041A
    Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2041A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to prepare for and sustain effective work within the plumbing and services sector of the building and construction industry. It requires the ability to accept instructions, work with others, plan activities and perform tasks, as well as participate in workplace planning and meetings. Outcomes include effective participation in a plumbing and services workplace to promote a harmonious and efficient work environment. The unit covers the identification and clarification of the sector work context and setting, acceptance of workplace responsibility by the individual, working in a team, individual career path improvement and participation in meetings.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2043A
    Carry out WHS requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2043A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in a plumbing and services work environment. The unit requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks, work requirements and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others. It includes the initial response to workplace emergencies; the safe use of electricity; the identification of hazardous materials, including asbestos; and compliance with legislated work safety practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out WHS requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2045A
    Handle and store plumbing materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2045A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to safely handle and store plumbing materials and to identify and address environmental concerns and associated hazards, including the disposal of waste. It addresses work health and safety (WHS) and environmental requirements to minimise risk to the health and safety of personnel and to the environment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle and store plumbing materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2046A
    Use plumbing hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2046A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to use commonly used hand and power tools in plumbing work applications.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2047A
    Carry out levelling
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2047A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to plan and use levelling equipment to establish, record and apply those levels to the plumbing and services industry.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out levelling

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2048A
    Cut and join sheet metal
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2048A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to cut and join sheet metal associated with the fabrication, installation and repair functions of the plumbing sector.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut and join sheet metal

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2050A
    Mark out materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2050A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to mark out plumbing materials prior to fabricating piping, steel sections, ducting and sheet materials, roofing and cladding.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Mark out materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2052A
    Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2052A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to weld/braze metals associated with the fabrication, installation and repair of plumbing components and systems, using oxy-acetylene equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2053A
    Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2053A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to weld metals associated with the fabrication and installation of plumbing components, using manual metal arc welding equipment.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2055A
    Work safely on roofs
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2055A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform safe work practices when undertaking plumbing work on roofing structures.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely on roofs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM3021A
    Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM3021A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to set out, cut and flash a roof and wall penetration.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3046A
    Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3046A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to determine the requirements for installing and commissioning liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems with an operating pressure not exceeding 2.75kPa in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3047A
    Install LPG systems in marine craft
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3047A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to determine the requirements for, and install and commission, gas detection systems and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems with an operating pressure not exceeding 2.75kPa in marine craft.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG systems in marine craft

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3048A
    Install gas pressure control equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3048A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install and commission gas control and regulating equipment for consumer gas piping carrying natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa. This unit requires the determination of the requirements for gas control and regulating equipment (for pressures up to 200kPa), and its installation, testing and commissioning according to standards. The design requirements of this unit are limited to the application of the design to layout and installation.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install gas pressure control equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3049A
    Install Type A gas appliance flues
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3049A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install and test flues for Type A gas appliances.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install Type A gas appliance flues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3051A
    Purge consumer piping
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3051A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to purge consumer gas piping systems.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Purge consumer piping

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3052A
    Maintain Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3052A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to perform basic maintenance on Type A gas appliances.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3053A
    Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3053A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to disconnect and reconnect services from Type A gas appliances operating on natural gas (NG), or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa. The work is confined to disconnecting and reconnecting a like appliance.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3054A
    Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3054A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances operating on natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) not exceeding 200kPa.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3056A
    Install gas piping systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3056A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select, install and test gas consumer piping carrying natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) up to 200kPa.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install gas piping systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3057A
    Size consumer gas piping systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3057A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to size consumer gas piping carrying natural gas (NG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) not exceeding 200kPa.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Size consumer gas piping systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3059A
    Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3059A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to select, locate, install and test liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facilities with a storage capacity of up to 500 litres; install either single or multiple cylinders; and test associated piping systems. The storage is connected to consumer piping systems with operating pressures not exceeding 200kPa.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3061A
    Install and commission Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3061A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to install and commission Type A gas appliances approved for use with natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to 200kPa. Type A gas appliances are badged appliances of less than 500 megajoules (MJ) for which an approval scheme exists. They include but are not limited to space heaters, ducted heating systems, heated water storage, instant heated water heaters, decorative heaters, and gas stoves and hot plates.


    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043A
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and commission Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTFA211A
    Provide basic emergency life support
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTFA211A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and respond to life threatening emergencies using basic life support measures only.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide basic emergency life support

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
Varies
Part time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Eagle Farm
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
Varies
Part time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Anytime
1 year
Part time 1 night per week
Tuesday
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,400
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
Eagle Farm
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Ashmore
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by CPC32720 - Certificate III in Gas Fitting, as of 26 November 2020. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 27 November 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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