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CPC32720

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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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Acacia Ridge Starts anytime Duration: Varies
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$6,600

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:

CPC32720 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 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2039
    Carry out interactive workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2039
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out effective communication techniques underpinning work in the plumbing and services industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2040
    Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2040
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret construction and plumbing plans and specifications and obtain dimensions to calculate material quantities and mark out materials.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043 , CPCPCM3024
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2041
    Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2041
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to comply with effective workplace performance within the plumbing and services sector.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2043
    Carry out WHS requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2043
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements in a plumbing and services work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out WHS requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2045
    Handle and store plumbing materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2045
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle and store plumbing materials and identify and address environmental concerns and associated hazards, including the disposal of waste.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle and store plumbing materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2046
    Use plumbing hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2046
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to use commonly used hand and power tools in plumbing work applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2047
    Carry out levelling
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2047
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and use levelling equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out levelling

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2048
    Cut and join sheet metal
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2048
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to cut and join sheet metal in the plumbing and services industry.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut and join sheet metal

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2055
    Work safely on roofs
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2055
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on roofing structures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely on roofs

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM3021
    Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM3021
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to set out, cut and flash roof and wall penetrations.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM3022
    Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM3022
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to fusion weld polymer pipes.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Weld polymer pipes using fusion method

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM3023
    Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM3023
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3046
    Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3046
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install and commission liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3047
    Install LPG systems in marine craft
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3047
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install and commission gas detection systems and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems with an operating pressure not exceeding 3.0 kPa in marine craft.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG systems in marine craft

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3048
    Install gas pressure control equipment
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3048
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install and commission gas control and regulating equipment for consumer piping carrying natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) up to 200 kPa.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install gas pressure control equipment

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3049
    Install gas appliance flues
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3049
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install and test flues for gas appliances in accordance with relevant regulatory authority and jurisdictional requirements.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043 , CPCPCM3021
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install gas appliance flues

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3051
    Purge consumer piping
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3051
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to purge consumer gas piping systems greater than 0.03 cubic metres (30 L in volume).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Purge consumer piping

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3052
    Maintain Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3052
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to perform maintenance on certified Type A appliances. It includes appliances operating on natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043 , CPCPGS3054
  • UNIT NAME
  • Maintain Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3053
    Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3053
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances operating on natural gas (NG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The work is confined to disconnecting and reconnecting the appliance.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3054
    Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3054
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to calculate and install natural ventilation for certified Type A gas appliances.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3056
    Size and install consumer gas piping systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3056
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to size and install consumer gas piping.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Size and install consumer gas piping systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3059
    Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3059
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to select, install and test liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage facilities with a capacity up to 500 litres.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS3061
    Install and commission Type A gas appliances
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS3061
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to install and commission certified Type A gas appliances.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043 , CPCPGS3054
  • UNIT NAME
  • Install and commission Type A gas appliances

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
Anytime
Varies
Part time
Classroom
  • Full fee: $6,600
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
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: $6,600
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Gas Fitting (CPC32720)

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Certificate III in Gas Fitting

COURSE CODE: CPC32720
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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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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.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • 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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Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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