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Gain trade qualifications in plumbing

Our Certificate III will give you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work as a trade qualified plumber. To study for this Certificate III you will need to be an existing contracted apprentice in a related trade area. You’ll hone your skills in, and knowledge of, working with pipes, fixtures, metal roofing, fittings, units and appliances. You’ll also be assessed on your ability to install boilers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, water tanks, natural gas appliances and solar systems. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Workplace/TAFE: 4 years / Varies

Course details

07 5581 8300

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Shannon Whit

The theory and backing to understand how and why we perform certain tasks

My apprenticeship training has been ‘the making of me' and has opened my eyes to the success I can achieve as an employee and maybe one day as a business owner. TAFE Gold Coast gave me the theory and backing to understand how and why we perform a certain task. I found the application of theory in the workplace gave me confidence in my trainers and TAFE Queensland as a training organisation.

Shannon Whit
Certificate III in Plumbing Services

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

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A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Varies Workplace/TAFE

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol into this program as an apprentice students need to have completed a Training Contract with an employer and be signed up into an apprenticeship.

  • If under 16 years of age you will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment.
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.

Apprentices may be eligible for partial recognition of prior learning if they can demonstrate experience in the trade. Please discuss this with the TAFE representative who completes your apprenticeship induction site visit.

Non-apprentices may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in full.

  • Do you have industry experience that you would like recognised?
  • Prior to enrolment we are able to assess your skills via Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • If you have completed an accredited program through another training provider you may be eligible to receive a Credit Transfer.
  • If you have relevant industry experience you may be eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • For further information please email the RPL Coordinator at rplcoordinator.goldcoast@tafe.qld.edu.au

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is an Approved Provider with the NSW State Training Services, and we offer interstate training services for NSW employers and apprentices. To view services offered to NSW clients please visit https://www.training.nsw.gov.au.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

TAFE attendance at Ashmore:

  • Day release (one day per week)

OR

  • Split block release (3 days every 3 weeks)

The approved hours for an individual apprentice will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan.

Units

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.

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast is offering the streams that are indicated by bold underlined text.

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.

In order to meet the Queensland Plumbing Industry Council requirements for the Provisional Licence, students are required to complete the following additional four units:

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

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

Eligible apprentices and trainees that meet the Queensland state funding requirements will be charged a student contribution fee of $1.60 per nominal hour. For more information on the number of units funded for this course visit Queensland Training Information Services.

Nominal hours for each unit will be outlined in the agreed training plan, which will be provided to the employer and apprentice or trainee, at the time of induction.

Non-funded apprentices and trainees will be charged a fee for service cost. The student and employer contribution fee will be outlined in the training place and agreed to, prior to the commencement of training.

Federal incentives may be available for employers, apprentices and trainees. Visit the Australian Apprenticeships website for more information.

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship please email Donna McPherson at donna.mcpherson@tafe.qld.edu.au

For more information about the costs associated with undertaking an apprenticeship, please give us a call.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Upon completion of the apprenticeship participants will be trade qualified as a Plumber.

Job prospects

  • Plumber (General)

Shannon Whit

The theory and backing to understand how and why we perform certain tasks

My apprenticeship training has been ‘the making of me' and has opened my eyes to the success I can achieve as an employee and maybe one day as a business owner. TAFE Gold Coast gave me the theory and backing to understand how and why we perform a certain task. I found the application of theory in the workplace gave me confidence in my trainers and TAFE Queensland as a training organisation.

Shannon Whit
Certificate III in Plumbing Services

Are you ready to enrol?

If you are already employed as an apprentice or trainee, let your employer know that you want TAFE Queensland Gold Coast to be your Supervising Registered Training Organisation (SRTO). Contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre to organise your training contract, then give us a call.

If you aren't employed yet, contact Australian JobSearch or a job service agency for help getting a job. Alternatively, contact us on 13 72 48 for further information on how we can help you make great happen.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
http://tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 February 2017

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