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  • NONAC04023

Domestic waste water and environmental plumbing - QBCC licence to design

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

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

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Course overview

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.

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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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Payment options

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Important Information
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Important Information


Selection criteria

Students entering this course must have completed their CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in Construction Industry (White Card) - which is a legislative requirement for entry onto any Queensland construction work sites.

Students wanting to enrol should satisfy at least one of the following requirements:

  • possess Year 12 English or equivalent
  • possess qualifications or experience which are indicative of success, including mature age entry for workers wishing to enter into formal training.

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

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

  • CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems - (pre-requisite)
  • WEP02A Design On-site sewerage facilities  
  • CPCPCM4014A Prepare simple sketches and drawings 
  • CPCCBC4012B Read and Interpret plans and specifications.

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.

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