Certificate III in Plumbing

Set yourself up for a well-paid career in the high-demand plumbing industry with this apprenticeship program.
Ballarat - SMB
Location
Semester 1
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Other intakes
Ballarat - SMB
Semester 1
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Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
27 Block weeks over 3 years
Qualification Code
CPC32413

You may choose to work for a major construction company, for a boutique building group or even for yourself one day. You'll learn about the six key streams of the plumbing industry, including core and specialist areas from water to drainage, mechanical services to roofing and more. Once you finish this course, you can sit for the Victorian Building Authority's Registration level exams to become a qualified plumber.

  • Gasfitter
  • Plumber
  • Plumber and drainer
  • Plumber and gasfitter
  • Roof plumber

To gain a licence in a specialist area of plumbing eg. gasfitting, roofing, mechanical services, sanitary, drainage & water you will need to undertake selected study in selected Certificate IV in Plumbing units.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
CPCPCM2039A
READ PLANS AND CALCULATE PLUMBING QUANTITIES
CPCPCM2040A
WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE PLUMBING AND SERVICES SECTOR
CPCPCM2041A
CARRY OUT WHS REQUIREMENTS
CPCPCM2043A
HANDLE AND STORE PLUMBING MATERIALS
CPCPCM2045A
USE PLUMBING HAND AND POWER TOOLS
CPCPCM2046A
CARRY OUT LEVELLING
CPCPCM2047A
CUT AND JOIN SHEET METAL
CPCPCM2048A
MARK OUT MATERIALS
CPCPCM2050A
WELD USING OXY-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT
CPCPCM2052A
WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT
CPCPCM2053A
CARRY OUT SIMPLE CONCRETING AND RENDERING
CPCPCM2054A
WORK SAFELY ON ROOFS
CPCPCM2055A
FLASH PENETRATIONS THROUGH ROOFS AND WALLS
CPCPCM3021A
WELD POLYETHYLENE AND POLYPROPYLENE PIPES USING FUSION METHOD
CPCPCM3022A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL NON-FERROUS PRESSURE PIPING
CPCPCM3023A
LOCATE AND CLEAR BLOCKAGES
CPCPDR2021A
INSTALL DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANTS
CPCPDR2022A
INSTALL STORMWATER AND SUB-SOIL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
CPCPDR2024A
DRAIN WORK SITE
CPCPDR2025A
INSTALL PREFABRICATED INSPECTION OPENINGS AND ENCLOSURES
CPCPDR2026A
PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEM
CPCPDR3021A
INSTALL BELOW GROUND SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
CPCPDR3022A
INSTALL ON-SITE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS
CPCPDR3023A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL FIRE HYDRANT AND HOSE REEL SYSTEMS
CPCPFS3031A
INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN CARAVANS, MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE WORKPLACES
CPCPGS3046A
INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN MARINE CRAFT
CPCPGS3047A
INSTALL GAS PRESSURE CONTROL EQUIPMENT
CPCPGS3048A
INSTALL TYPE A GAS APPLIANCE FLUES
CPCPGS3049A
PURGE CONSUMER PIPING
CPCPGS3051A
MAINTAIN TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES
CPCPGS3052A
CALCULATE AND INSTALL NATURAL VENTILATION FOR TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES
CPCPGS3054A
INSTALL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS
CPCPGS3056A
SIZE CONSUMER GAS PIPING SYSTEMS
CPCPGS3057A
INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPACITY UP TO 500 LITRES
CPCPGS3059A
INSTALL AND COMMISSION TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES
CPCPGS3061A
ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL SERVICES COMPONENTS
CPCPMS2021A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL STEEL PRESSURE PIPING
CPCPMS3031A
INSTALL SMALL BORE HEATING SYSTEMS
CPCPMS3033A
SELECT AND INSTALL ROOF SHEETING AND WALL CLADDING
CPCPRF2022A
COLLECT AND STORE ROOF WATER
CPCPRF2023A
RECEIVE ROOFING MATERIALS
CPCPRF3021A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL ROOF DRAINAGE COMPONENTS
CPCPRF3022A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL EXTERNAL FLASHINGS
CPCPRF3023A
INSTALL ROOF COMPONENTS
CPCPRF3024A
INSTALL COMPOSITE ROOF SYSTEMS
CPCPRF3026A
PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY PLUMBING SYSTEM
CPCPSN3011B
INSTALL DISCHARGE PIPES
CPCPSN3022A
FABRICATE AND INSTALL SANITARY STACKS
CPCPSN3023A
INSTALL AND FIT OFF SANITARY FIXTURES
CPCPSN3024A
CONNECT AND INSTALL STORAGE TANKS TO A DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY
CPCPWT3020A
SET OUT AND INSTALL WATER SERVICES
CPCPWT3021A
INSTALL AND ADJUST WATER SERVICE CONTROLS AND DEVICES
CPCPWT3022A
INSTALL AND COMMISSION WATER HEATING SYSTEMS
CPCPWT3023A
INSTALL WATER PUMPSETS
CPCPWT3025A
FIT OFF AND COMMISSION HEATED AND COLD WATER SERVICES
CPCPWT3026A
CONNECT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FROM DRINKING WATER SUPPLY
CPCPWT3027A
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTFA211A
INSTALL TRENCH SUPPORT
RIICCM210A
ERECT AND DISMANTLE RESTRICTED HEIGHT SCAFFOLDING
CPCCCM2008B
WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS
CPCCCM2010B
OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS
CPCCCM3001C
WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS1001A
APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCOHS2001A
PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CPCCWHS1001
CUT USING OXY-LPG-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT
CPCPCM2049A
MAINTAIN EFFLUENT DISINFECTION SYSTEMS
CPCPDR2023A
INSTALL DOMESTIC AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE SAFETY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS
CPCPFS3037A
INSTALL TYPE B GAS APPLIANCE FLUES
CPCPGS3050A
DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES
CPCPGS3053A
INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPACITY EXCEEDING 500 LITRES AND LESS THAN 8KL
CPCPGS3060A
DESIGN DOMESTIC URBAN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
CPCPIG2021A
SET OUT, INSTALL AND COMMISSION IRRIGATION SYSTEMS
CPCPIG3021A
INSTALL AND COMMISSION DOMESTIC IRRIGATION PUMPS
CPCPIG3022A
SELECT AND FIT INSULATION AND SHEATHING
CPCPMS3032A
INSTALL MEDICAL GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS
CPCPMS3034A
INSTALL AND TEST DUCTING SYSTEMS
CPCPMS3035A
INSTALL AIR HANDLING UNITS
CPCPMS3036A
INSTALL AND TEST SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING
CPCPMS3037A
INSTALL AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL EQUIPMENT
CPCPMS3038A
MAINTAIN MECHANICAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT
CPCPMS3039A
INSTALL AND MAINTAIN EVAPORATIVE AIR COOLING SYSTEMS
CPCPMS3040A
FABRICATE ROOF COVERINGS FOR CURVED STRUCTURES
CPCPRF2024A
INSTALL ROOF COVERINGS TO CURVED ROOF STRUCTURES
CPCPRF3025A
INSTALL PRE-TREATMENT FACILITIES
CPCPSN3025A
INSTALL SEWERAGE PUMPSETS
CPCPSN3026A
INSTALL AND MAINTAIN DOMESTIC WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT
CPCPWT3024A
INSTALL WATER SERVICE
CPCPWT3028A
INSTALL WATER PIPE SYSTEMS
CPCPWT3029A
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTAID002
PERFORM BRAZING AND OR SILVER SOLDERING
MEM05006C
INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING
MEM09002B
INSTALL REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
MEM10009B
INSTALL PIPEWORK AND PIPEWORK ASSEMBLIES
MEM10010B
PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS
MEM12023A
USE HAND TOOLS
MEM18001C
USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS
MEM18002B
DISMANTLE, REPLACE AND ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING COMPONENTS
MEM18055B
TEST, RECOVER, EVACUATE AND CHARGE REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
MEM18086B
APPLY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS, CODES AND PRACTICES IN THE WORKPLACE
UEENEEE101A

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: CPC13

National course code: CPC32413

Entry requirements (year 12)

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.  They must also be employed as an apprentice and have entered a training agreement.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - 8am to 4.30pm. Friday - 8am to 3pm during on-campus blocks

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

Students will also be required to attend with their own basic tool kit and wear their own Navy Action Back Overalls and steel cap workboots.

Over the 4 year period, students will be required to purchase 5 prescribed textbooks at a cost of $60.00 each (subject to change).

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Darren Cleeman