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CPC32413 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $16695 (2019)
$17703 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $265 (2019)
$281 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $17703 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $281 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Engineering and Built Environment
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

This course is for apprenticeship training only. Students must be employed as apprentices in a relevant industry.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Licensed Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 55 core units
  2. Complete 9 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Course Structure - Mackay

CPC32413 Certificate III Plumbing is delivered in 6 Streams over a 4-year apprenticeship. Each stream of the training in itself is unique and dedicated to providing the apprentice with a level of competence in line with the apprentice’s progress through their apprenticeship and industry expectation. Each stage is of varying duration based on the number of competencies being delivered and assessed. As the training and assessment are competency-based it may be possible for the apprentice to complete their training sooner if they demonstrate the required skill level during the stage being delivered. Approximately 1034 hours, as required by The Plumbing Industry Council approved course list.

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Common Stream
Packaging Rules 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.
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment More Information Training.gov Details
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
Drainage Stream


CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR3023A Install on-site disposal systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2023A Maintain effluent disinfection systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2025A Drain work site More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2026A Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures More Information Training.gov Details
RIICCM210A Install trench support More Information Training.gov Details
Gas Stream
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 the time of sign-up where the employer and apprentice will each receive a copy.
CPCPGS3049A Install Type A gas appliance flues More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3060A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3046A Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG systems in marine craft More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3055A Install gas sub-meters More Information Training.gov Details
Part Roofing Stream


CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls More Information Training.gov Details
Sanitary Stream


CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method More Information Training.gov Details
Water Stream
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.
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3024A Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3023A Install and commission water heating systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3022A Install and adjust water service controls and devices More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3020A Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPFS3038A Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM2049A - Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
1 CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communication
1 CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
1 CPCPCM2053A - Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
1 CPCPCM2052A - Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
1 HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life support
1 CPCPCM2046A - Use plumbing hand and power tools
1 CPCPCM2045A - Handle and store plumbing materials
1 CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements
1 CPCPCM2041A - Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
1 CPCPCM2040A - Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
2 CPCPCM3021A - Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
2 CPCPRF3026A - Install composite roof systems
2 CPCPRF3023A - Fabricate and install external flashings
2 CPCPRF3022A - Fabricate and install roof drainage components
2 CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof water
2 CPCPCM2048A - Cut and join sheet metal
2 CPCPCM2050A - Mark out materials
2 CPCPCM2055A - Work safely on roofs
2 CPCPRF2022A - Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
3 CPCPWT3026A - Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
3 CPCPWT3025A - Install water pumpsets
3 CPCPWT3024A - Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
3 CPCPWT3023A - Install and commission water heating systems
3 CPCPWT3022A - Install and adjust water service controls and devices
3 CPCPWT3021A - Set out and install water services
3 CPCPFS3038A - Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
3 CPCPFS3031A - Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
3 CPCPCM3023A - Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
3 CPCPWT3020A - Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
3 CPCPWT3027A - Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
4 CPCPDR2025A - Drain work site
4 CPCPSN3025A - Install pre-treatment facilities
4 CPCPDR3023A - Install on-site disposal systems
4 CPCPDR3022A - Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
4 CPCPDR3021A - Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
4 CPCPCM2047A - Carry out levelling
4 CPCPCM2054A - Carry out simple concreting and rendering
4 CPCPDR2021A - Locate and clear blockages
4 CPCPDR2022A - Install domestic treatment plants
4 CPCPDR2023A - Maintain effluent disinfection systems
4 CPCPDR2024A - Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
4 RIICCM210A - Install trench support
4 CPCPDR2026A - Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
5 CPCPGS3054A - Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3046A - Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
5 CPCPGS3053A - Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3049A - Install Type A gas appliance flues
5 CPCPGS3051A - Purge consumer piping
5 CPCPGS3052A - Maintain Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3061A - Install and commission Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3060A - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
5 CPCPGS3057A - Size consumer gas piping systems
5 CPCPGS3055A - Install gas sub-meters
5 CPCPGS3056A - Install gas piping systems
5 CPCPGS3059A - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
5 CPCPGS3048A - Install gas pressure control equipment
5 CPCPGS3047A - Install LPG systems in marine craft
6 CPCPSN3022A - Install discharge pipes
6 CPCPSN3023A - Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
6 CPCPSN3024A - Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
6 CPCPCM3022A - Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
6 CPCPSN3011B - Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system


Course Structure - Rockhampton

The duration of the delivery of the qualification may vary from the volume of learning specified for the qualification. The time allocated for the delivery provides apprentices with enough opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes for the qualification type, AQF level and discipline.

The delivery method is face to face block delivery, as well as supervised on the job requirements.

There are 2 streams to complete in Rockhampton. Stream 1 and 2.

Stream 1 – Common Stream: 96 hours of delivery with both theory and practical activities.

Stream 2 – Part Roofing: 114 hours of delivery with both theory and practical activities.

The program has been organised to be delivered face to face. The streams are organised to reflect the learning and work activities that take place within the plumbing sector. The application of this knowledge is assessed in components of the program that focus on specific work activities. Students will be assessed on both theoretical and practical elements in workshops, practical work simulation on campus as well as on the job verification.

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Common Stream
Packaging Rules 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.
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
Part Roofing Stream


CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements
1 CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
1 HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life support
1 CPCPCM2040A - Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
1 CPCPCM2041A - Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
1 CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communication
1 CPCPCM2045A - Handle and store plumbing materials
1 CPCPCM2046A - Use plumbing hand and power tools
1 CPCPCM2049A - Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
1 CPCPCM2052A - Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
1 CPCPCM2053A - Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
2 CPCPRF2022A - Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
2 CPCPRF3022A - Fabricate and install roof drainage components
2 CPCPRF3023A - Fabricate and install external flashings
2 CPCPRF3026A - Install composite roof systems
2 CPCPCM2055A - Work safely on roofs
2 CPCPCM2050A - Mark out materials
2 CPCPCM2048A - Cut and join sheet metal
2 CPCPCM3021A - Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
2 CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof water


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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Course Requirements
Basic literacy and mathematic ability must be developed for successful course completion.


Resource and Textbook Requirements
These details will be advised at the start of each block.


Is what I already know taken into account?
Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested. 


What else might I find useful?
Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student