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  • CPC32413

Certificate III in Plumbing

At a glance

At a glance

Become a qualified plumber by completing this entry-level qualification. An essential step to progress your career and gain a plumbing licence.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Gasfitter
  • Drainer
  • Plumbers
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CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in the plumbing industry with this entry-level qualification. By completing this qualification you can become a qualified and licensed plumber. As a key occupation in the construction industry, licensed plumbers are in high demand with up to 50,000 job openings expected in the next five years.

Learn how to provide a full range of plumbing services in water, sanitation, drainage, irrigation, roofing, fire and gas services. You will master skills in installing pipe work, testing and maintaining pipes, fixtures, gas regulators, installing pumps, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and water heating systems. Using industry-standard equipment and with the proven expertise of our teachers you will earn a highly-respected qualification through TAFE Queensland.

Successful completion of this course as part of your apprenticeship will allow you to apply to become a licensed plumber in Queensland.

Units

Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following five plumbing streams are required for award of this qualification.

Stream 1 Water and Stream 2 Sanitary are mandatory.

The following units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core units and 5 elective units from the water stream

and Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core units and 4 elective units from the sanitary stream.

Plus two of the following three streams:

Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream

Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core units and 4 elective units from the roofing stream

Stream 6 Gas services: 12 core units and 5 elective units from the gas services stream

NB: Units of competency achieved in one stream count as credit for the same unit in the core or elective requirements for any other stream.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core and 5 elective units
CPCPCM2039A
Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040A
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2041A
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2043A
Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045A
Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046A
Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047A
Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2050A
Mark out materials
CPCPCM2052A
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053A
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2054A
Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055A
Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021A
Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022A
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023A
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPFS3031A
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPWT3020A
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3021A
Set out and install water services
CPCPWT3022A
Install and adjust water service controls and devices
CPCPWT3023A
Install and commission water heating systems
CPCPWT3025A
Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026A
Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
CPCPWT3027A
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
HLTFA211A
Provide basic emergency life support
Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core and 4 elective units
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPDR2021A
Locate and clear blockages
CPCPSN3011B
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPSN3022A
Install discharge pipes
CPCPSN3023A
Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3024A
Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core and 3 elective units
CPCPDR2021A
Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2022A
Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2024A
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPDR2025A
Drain work site
CPCPDR2026A
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPDR3021A
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
CPCPDR3022A
Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023A
Install on-site disposal systems
RIICCM210A
Install trench support
Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core and 4 elective units
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPRF2022A
Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
CPCPRF2023A
Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF3021A
Receive roofing materials
CPCPRF3022A
Fabricate and install roof drainage components
CPCPRF3023A
Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024A
Install roof components
CPCPRF3026A
Install composite roof systems
Stream 6 Gas Services: 12 core and 5 elective units
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPGS3046A
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3047A
Install LPG systems in marine craft
CPCPGS3048A
Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3049A
Install Type A gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3051A
Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3053A
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054A
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3056A
Install gas piping systems
CPCPGS3057A
Size consumer gas piping systems
CPCPGS3059A
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPGS3061A
Install and commission Type A gas appliances

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core and 5 elective units
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPFS3038A
Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
CPCPRF2023A
Collect and store roof water
CPCPWT3024A
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
RIICCM210A
Install trench support
Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core and 4 elective units
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPDR2022A
Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2023A
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
CPCPDR2024A
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPDR2025A
Drain work site
CPCPDR2026A
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPDR3022A
Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023A
Install on-site disposal systems
CPCPMS3032A
Select and fit insulation and sheathing
CPCPSN3025A
Install pre-treatment facilities
RIICCM210A
Install trench support
Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core and 3 elective units
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPDR2023A
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
CPCPSN3025A
Install pre-treatment facilities
Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core and 4 elective units
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
RIICCM210A
Install trench support
Stream 6 Gas Services: 12 core and 5 elective units
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPGS3055A
Install gas sub-meters
CPCPGS3052A
Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3060A
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
RIICCM210A
Install trench support

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Important Information
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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

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.

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 enrolments.

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How to apply

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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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland