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Domestic Waste Water and Environmental Plumbing - QBCC Licence to Design

Non-accredited Short Course

Upgrade your technical skills and be eligible to apply for your Queensland Building Services Design License Endorsement for hydraulic designers

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Acacia Ridge Start date: 30 Oct 2023 Duration: 1 week
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
Full Fee

Course overview

You will learn to perform soil classifications and assessment and how to design a land application, associated with the onsite sewerage facilities. Licencing is only available to hydraulic service designers, soil classifiers, plumbers and drainers. The Queensland Building and Construction Commission specify that plumbers and drainers can only design for clients they are installing for.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
Acacia Ridge
30 Oct 2023
1 week
Part Time
  • Full fee: $840

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Domestic Waste Water and Environmental Plumbing - QBCC Licence to Design (NONAC04023)

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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. 

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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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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must:

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:

  • protective eyewear - clear safety glasses (Australian Standard AS 1336 or 1337)
  • protective footwear - safety capped, oil resistant boots (Australian Standard AS 2210)
  • protective clothing - neat casual clothing (in classrooms), 100% cotton drill shorts and shirts for any practical classes

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Current Version Textbooks Required:

  • AS/NZS 1547: 2000 On-site domestic wastewater management
  • QLD Plumbing and Wastewater Cod 2011

The following textbooks can be accessed online

  • Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002
  • Standard Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003
Need to know

Licencing for the Design of Waste Water Treatment Facilities

A Queensland Building Services Design Licence is required for the designing of Onsite Sewerage Facilities. The Licence requires completion of  the following units:

The competencies are available for any person to complete but licencing by the QBCC is only available to the following types of classifications: 

  • Hydraulic Services Designers
  • Soil Classifiers
  • Plumbers and Drainers

Please Note: under the terms of the QBCC Licencing requirements Plumbers and Drainers may only design for their own clients that they are doing the installation for on a design and construct basis.


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
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.