Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32413)
This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.
|AQF Level||Level 3: Certificate III|
This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.
Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations
Standard Course Structure
Approximately 1034 nominal hours, as required by The Plumbing Industry Council approved course list.
Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following six 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 four streams:
Stream 3 - Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream
Stream 4 - Mechanical services: 4 core units and 11 elective units from the mechanical services 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.
Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package and can be viewed at training.gov.au.
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|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|
|CPCPCM2049A||Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment|
|CPCPCM2052A||Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment|
|CPCPCM2053A||Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment|
|HLTFA211A||Provide basic emergency life support|
Part Roofing Stream
|CPCPCM2048A||Cut and join sheet metal|
|CPCPCM2050A||Mark out materials|
|CPCPCM2055A||Work safely on roofs|
|CPCPCM3021A||Flash penetrations through roofs and walls|
|CPCPRF2022A||Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding|
|CPCPRF2023A||Collect and store roof water|
|CPCPRF3022A||Fabricate and install roof drainage components|
|CPCPRF3023A||Fabricate and install external flashings|
|CPCPRF3026A||Install composite roof systems|
|CPCPCM3023A||Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping|
|CPCPFS3031A||Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems|
|CPCPFS3038A||Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations|
|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|
|CPCPWT3024A||Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment|
|CPCPWT3025A||Install water pumpsets|
|CPCPWT3026A||Fit off and commission heated and cold water services|
|CPCPWT3027A||Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply|
|CPCPCM2047A||Carry out levelling|
|CPCPCM2054A||Carry out simple concreting and rendering|
|CPCPDR2021A||Locate and clear blockages|
|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|
|CPCPDR3021A||Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system|
|CPCPDR3022A||Install below ground sanitary drainage systems|
|CPCPDR3023A||Install on-site disposal systems|
|CPCPSN3025A||Install pre-treatment facilities|
|RIICCM210A||Install trench support|
|CPCPCM3022A||Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method|
|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|
|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|
|CPCPGS3052A||Maintain Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPGS3053A||Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPGS3054A||Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPGS3055A||Install gas sub-meters|
|CPCPGS3056A||Install gas piping systems|
|CPCPGS3057A||Size consumer gas piping systems|
|CPCPGS3059A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres|
|CPCPGS3060A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL|
|CPCPGS3061A||Install and commission Type A gas appliances|
As set by the Plumbing Industry Council approved course list at its meeting on 2 April 2014, the Plumbing Industry Council (PIC) decided that the above list of training competencies, delivered through the Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32413), are the approved competencies under Schedule 1 of the Plumbing and Drainage Regulation 2003.
Study sequence (Training Plan) will be discussed at time of sign-up where the employer and apprentice will each receive a copy.
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