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)
Fee for service per unit $265 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area Please Enquire
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
  • Utilities
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

  1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
  2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
  3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Licensed Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter

Course Structures
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Course Structure - Mackay

Approximately 1034 nominal hours, as required by The Plumbing Industry Council approved course list.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
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.
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
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
Drainage Stream
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
CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities 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 time of sign-up where the employer and apprentice will each receive a copy.
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
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
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
Part Roofing Stream
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
CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water 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
Sanitary Stream
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes 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.
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
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets 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 HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life support
1 CPCPCM2041A - Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
1 CPCPCM2053A - Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
1 CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
1 CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communication
1 CPCPCM2040A - Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
1 CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirements
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
2 CPCPRF3026A - Install composite roof systems
2 CPCPCM2050A - Mark out materials
2 CPCPCM2055A - Work safely on roofs
2 CPCPCM3021A - Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
2 CPCPRF2022A - Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
2 CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof water
2 CPCPRF3022A - Fabricate and install roof drainage components
2 CPCPRF3023A - Fabricate and install external flashings
2 CPCPCM2048A - Cut and join sheet metal
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 CPCPWT3020A - Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
3 CPCPFS3038A - Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
3 CPCPCM3023A - Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
3 CPCPWT3027A - Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
3 CPCPWT3026A - Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
3 CPCPFS3031A - Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
3 CPCPWT3025A - Install water pumpsets
4 CPCPDR2026A - Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
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 CPCPDR2025A - Drain work site
4 CPCPSN3025A - Install pre-treatment facilities
4 RIICCM210A - Install trench support
5 CPCPGS3047A - Install LPG systems in marine craft
5 CPCPGS3049A - Install Type A gas appliance flues
5 CPCPGS3048A - Install gas pressure control equipment
5 CPCPGS3059A - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
5 CPCPGS3056A - Install gas piping systems
5 CPCPGS3055A - Install gas sub-meters
5 CPCPGS3054A - Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3053A - Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3046A - Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
5 CPCPGS3057A - Size consumer gas piping systems
5 CPCPGS3060A - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
5 CPCPGS3061A - Install and commission Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3052A - Maintain Type A gas appliances
5 CPCPGS3051A - Purge consumer piping
6 CPCPCM3022A - Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
6 CPCPSN3024A - Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
6 CPCPSN3023A - Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
6 CPCPSN3022A - Install discharge pipes
6 CPCPSN3011B - Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system


Course Structure - Rockhampton

Approximately 1034 nominal hours, as required by The Plumbing Industry Council approved course list.
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
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.
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
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
Part Roofing Stream
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water More Information Training.gov Details
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

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 CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
1 CPCPCM2046A - Use plumbing hand and power tools
1 HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life support
1 CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM2052A - Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
1 CPCPCM2049A - Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
1 CPCPCM2053A - Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
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
1 CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communication
2 CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof water
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


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Project
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
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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