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CPC40920

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Plumbing Licences

Progress your plumbing career with this mid-level technical course covering a range of specialisations and/or industry licences.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 13 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,095
Subsidised
$1,095
Full Fee
$9,180
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Course overview

Take your plumbing career to the next level with this mid-level technical course. Develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for a range of specialisations and/or industry licences.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, plumbing is a skill in demand with around 29,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. Adding a specialisation or industry licence to your existing qualifications will help you enhance your job prospects and boost your earning potential. 

If you choose to complete the full qualification, depending on location, you have the option to specialise in:

  • Hydraulics Services Design
  • Plumbing Operations

Alternatively licencing endorsements can be achieved by completion of selected units, in areas including:

  • Commissioning and Maintaining Backflow Prevention Devices
  • Thermostatic Mixing Valves

You also have the option to complete selected units only to be eligible to apply for a range of industry licences including:

  • Drainer licence (Occupational)
  • Full Gas Work licence
  • Plumbing licence (Occupational)
  • Contractor's licence (Plumbing and Drainage)
  • Contracting Gas licence

Course outcome:

CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with your work arrangements. We deliver training in the workplace, online and in the classroom. With this range of options, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

Industry experienced teachers

Our teachers are qualified tradespeople who have strong industry relationships and are experts at passing their knowledge on to you.

What you will study.

Plumbing and Services – Operations Stream or Hydraulic Services Design Stream 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBESB402
    Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBESB402
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with legal and risk management requirements of the business or new business venture, including negotiating, creating and planning for legal contracts used within the business, where required.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCBC4012
    Read and interpret plans and specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCBC4012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to residential and commercial projects.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM4011
    Carry out work-based risk control processes
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM4011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out work-based risk control processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out work-based risk control processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM4012
    Estimate and cost work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM4012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for provision of quotations to provide services to a Class 1 building.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Estimate and cost work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM4015
    Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM4015
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to identify and apply the plumbing regulatory requirements to design and planned work activities for the plumbing and services industry, including the National Construction Code (NCC).
  • UNIT NAME
  • Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPDR4011
    Design and size sanitary drainage systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPDR4011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary drainage systems for residential and commercial unit developments.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPDR4012
    Design and size stormwater drainage systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPDR4012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design, size and document the layout of surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage systems up to legal points of discharge to a residential dwelling (Class 1a), a commercial Class 6 building, and a unit complex comprising at least eight (Class 1a) dwellings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and size stormwater drainage systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPGS4011
    Design and size consumer gas installations
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPGS4011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design and size consumer gas installation and includes consumer piping, flueing and ventilation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and size consumer gas installations

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPSN4011
    Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPSN4011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary plumbing systems for multi-floor residential buildings and commercial buildings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPWT4011
    Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPWT4011
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to design, size and document the layout of heated, tempered and cold-water services, flushing systems, and hydrant and hose reel systems for residential and commercial multi-floor buildings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
13 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 1-2 nights per week
Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,095
  • Subsidised: $1,095
  • Full fee: $9,180
Nambour
20 Jul 2022
1 year
Full time 2 days per month
Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,095
  • Subsidised: $1,095
  • Full fee: $9,180

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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40920)

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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

COURSE CODE: CPC40920
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

It is a mandatory requirement of the national Training Package that students have completed a relevant trade qualification or equivalent (Certificate III in Plumbing). 

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students also hold:   

  • a current Provisional Plumbers Licence; 
  • a current Provisional Drainers Licence; or 
  • a current Interim Gas Work Licence  

All students must have a consultation with a teacher prior to enrolment. Only approved students who have completed this consult can be enrolled into this course.

Resources Required

Students will be required to attend class with an electronic device (laptop or tablet) to complete the online learning components.

Please ensure your device is up-to-date with software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.  Please see the relevant documents section for any relevant uniform and resource kit lists required for this course.

eBook: Selection & Sizing of Copper Tubes for Water Piping Systems (eBook) – The Institute of Plumbing Australia Inc.

Need to know

To be eligible for the Higher Level Skills subsidised price, you must:

  • hold a plumbing trade (Certificate III) qualification (evidence must be supplied prior to enrolment).
  • be aged 15 years or over, and no longer at school
  • permanently reside in Queensland
  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or a New Zealand citizen
  • not hold or be currently enrolled in a Certificate IV or higher-level qualification (does not include qualifications completed at school or foundation skills training).

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

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

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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