Version Effective: 1st of October, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of October, 2021

CPC32420 - Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.


Entry Requirements

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


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $19,952.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $344.00 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Building and Construction
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Current:
Licensed Plumber, Drainer and Gasfitter

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 43 core units
  2. Complete 15 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

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

Approximately 1119 nominal hours, as by The Plumbing and Gas industry suggested  unit list.

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • On-campus
PLUMBING A Common
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing services sector More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid More Information Training.gov Details
PLUMBING B Roofing
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3022 Fabricate and install roof drainage systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3024 Install roof components More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3026 Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2022 Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3021 Flash penetrations through roofs and walls More Information Training.gov Details
PLUMBING C WATER
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3028 Install property service More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3021 Set out and install water services More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3022 Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3026 Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3024 Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3020 Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply More Information Training.gov Details
Plumbing D Drainage
CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2025 Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3026 Install sewerage pumpsets More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3025 Install trench support More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3025 Install pre-treatment facilities More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2026 Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR3021 Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR2021 Locate and clear blockages More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2054 Carry out simple concreting and rendering More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3022 Weld polymer pipes using fusion method More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPDR3023 Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems More Information Training.gov Details
Plumbing E Sanitary / Fire
CPCPSN3022 Install discharge pipes More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPSN3011 Plan the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system and fabricate and install sanitary stacks More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPFS3038 Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations More Information Training.gov Details
Plumbing F GAS
CPCPGS3056 Size and install consumer gas piping systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3059 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3048 Install gas pressure control equipment More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3054 Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3049 Install gas appliance flues More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3061 Install and commission Type A gas appliances More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3046 Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3047 Install LPG systems in marine craft More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3060 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8 kl More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3051 Purge consumer piping More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3055 Install gas sub-meters More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPGS3052 Maintain Type A gas appliances 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 CPCPCM2043 - Carry out WHS requirements
1 CPCPCM2048 - Cut and join sheet metal
1 CPCPGS3056 - Size and install consumer gas piping systems
1 CPCPSN3022 - Install discharge pipes
1 CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM3023 - Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
1 CPCPCM2047 - Carry out levelling
2 CPCPGS3059 - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
2 CPCPRF2023 - Collect and store roof water
2 CPCPDR2025 - Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site
2 CPCPWT3028 - Install property service
2 CPCPSN3011 - Plan the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system and fabricate and install sanitary stacks
2 CPCPGS3048 - Install gas pressure control equipment
2 CPCPCM2041 - Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
3 CPCPWT3029 - Install water pipe systems
3 CPCPRF3022 - Fabricate and install roof drainage systems
3 CPCPCM2039 - Carry out interactive workplace communication
3 CPCPWT3021 - Set out and install water services
3 CPCPSN3026 - Install sewerage pumpsets
3 CPCPGS3054 - Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
4 CPCPFS3031 - Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
4 CPCPCM2040 - Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
4 CPCPGS3049 - Install gas appliance flues
4 CPCPGS3053 - Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
4 CPCPGS3061 - Install and commission Type A gas appliances
4 CPCPFS3038 - Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
4 CPCPGS3046 - Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
4 CPCPGS3047 - Install LPG systems in marine craft
4 CPCPCM3025 - Install trench support
4 CPCPRF2022 - Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
4 CPCPCM3021 - Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
4 CPCPRF3023 - Fabricate and install external flashings
4 CPCPRF3024 - Install roof components
4 CPCPRF3026 - Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings
4 CPCPWT3022 - Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
5 CPCPGS3060 - Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8 kl
5 CPCPWT3025 - Install water pumpsets
5 CPCPWT3024 - Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
5 CPCPCM2045 - Handle and store plumbing materials
5 CPCPSN3025 - Install pre-treatment facilities
5 CPCPWT3027 - Install backflow prevention devices
5 CPCPWT3026 - Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls
6 CPCPDR2026 - Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers
6 CPCPCM2046 - Use plumbing hand and power tools
6 CPCPWT3020 - Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
7 CPCPGS3051 - Purge consumer piping
7 CPCPGS3055 - Install gas sub-meters
7 CPCPCM3024 - Prepare simple drawings
7 CPCPDR3021 - Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems
8 CPCPDR2021 - Locate and clear blockages
8 CPCPCM2055 - Work safely on roofs
8 CPCCCM2012 - Work safely at heights
8 CPCPGS3052 - Maintain Type A gas appliances
9 CPCPCM2054 - Carry out simple concreting and rendering
9 CPCCCM2008 - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
10 CPCPCM3022 - Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
10 HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid
11 CPCPDR3023 - Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems


Course structure - ROCKHAMPTON

Approximately 1119 nominal hours, as by The Plumbing and Gas industry suggested  unit list.

  • On-campus
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
PLUMBING A Common
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing services sector More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs More Information Training.gov Details
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding More Information Training.gov Details
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid More Information Training.gov Details
PLUMBING B Roofing
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3022 Fabricate and install roof drainage systems More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3024 Install roof components More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF3026 Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPRF2022 Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding More Information Training.gov Details
CPCPCM3021 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 CPCCWHS2001 - Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
1 CPCPCM2048 - Cut and join sheet metal
1 CPCPCM2043 - Carry out WHS requirements
2 CPCPCM2041 - Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
2 CPCPRF2023 - Collect and store roof water
3 CPCPCM2039 - Carry out interactive workplace communication
3 CPCPRF3022 - Fabricate and install roof drainage systems
4 CPCPRF2022 - Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
4 CPCPRF3026 - Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings
4 CPCPRF3023 - Fabricate and install external flashings
4 CPCPRF3024 - Install roof components
4 CPCPCM3021 - Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
4 CPCPCM2040 - Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
5 CPCPCM2045 - Handle and store plumbing materials
6 CPCPCM2046 - Use plumbing hand and power tools
7 CPCPCM3024 - Prepare simple drawings
8 CPCPCM2055 - Work safely on roofs
8 CPCCCM2012 - Work safely at heights
9 CPCCCM2008 - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
10 HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid


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
Third Party Verification
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
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