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 $15750 (2018)
$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
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
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.

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

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
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
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
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPGS3055A Install gas sub-meters
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
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
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants
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
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2023A Maintain effluent disinfection systems
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
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
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
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

Course Structure - Rockhampton

Approximately 1034 nominal hours, as required by The Plumbing Industry Council approved course list.
  • 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
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication More Information
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities More Information
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector More Information
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements More Information
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials More Information
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools More Information
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment More Information
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment More Information
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment More Information
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support More Information
Part Roofing Stream
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal More Information
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials More Information
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs More Information
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls More Information
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water More Information
CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components More Information
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings More Information
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems More Information

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components
CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

There are currently no intakes for this course.
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Apprenticeship Training

This course is for apprentices only.
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Contact Us
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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