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Launch your career as a qualified plumber

Qualify to work independently as a licensed plumber or subcontractor with our Plumbing Licensing course. If you’re approaching the end of your apprenticeship this course will enable you to gain para-professional trade skills and apply for an open Plumbing Licence (Contractors). This course also satisfies the training requirements specified by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines when seeking a Gas Work Authorisation (Open Gas Licence). Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

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DURATION

Part time: 1 year / 2 days per week, 1 year / 2 nights per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $4,320 - $8,100
  • Subsidised $2,405 - $3,560
  • Concession $1,266

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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.

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LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore Part time / 2 nights per week Classroom
Part time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's preferred entry requirements are that students hold either a Certificate III in Plumbing or a Provisional Plumbing Licence issued by the Queensland Plumbing Licensing Board (QBCC) and a Provisional Gas Licence issued by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.
  • To complete the gas units CPCPGS4011C and CPCPGS4022A students MUST hold a Provisional Gas Licence. 
  • To access Higher Level Skills funding for this course the prospective student must meet all subsidy eligibility.
  • Some units in this course have Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding available. If you wish to take advantage of the Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding option for these units you must be currently working in the Construction Industry (provide evidence) as well as meet all other subsidy eligibility.  Please request a CSQ Declaration form from Customer Service to apply for this funding.
  • After enrolment, all applicants must complete a short quiz on Literacy and Numeracy levels using the Basic Key Skills Builder (BKSB) prior to orientation dates or prior to the first day of class.

Location/s

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

Resources required

Students will require steel capped work boots, AS3500 and AS5601 Plumbing and Drainage Gas Codes (we do not supply these books for purchasing), calculator, ruler, red, blue and black pens, pencils and highlighters.

Timetable

This course is delivered part-time for one year with theory and practical components taught at Ashmore in C Block.  Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday from 4.30pm-8.30pm.

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Units

To obtain an Open Plumbers and Drainers Licence you will need to enrol into the following units:
CPCPCM4011A  Carry out work based risk control processes
CPCPCM4012A  Estimate and cost work
CPCPDR4011B  Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPDR4013B  Design and size domestic treatment plan disposal systems
CPCPSN4011B  Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
BSBSMB401A   Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

To obtain an Open Plumbers, Drainers and Gas Licence you will need to enrol into the following units:
CPCPCM4011A  Carry out work based risk control processes
CPCPCM4012A  Estimate and cost work
CPCPDR4011B  Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPDR4013B  Design and size domestic treatment plan disposal systems
CPCPGS4011C  Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPSN4011B  Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B  Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
BSBSMB401A    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCPGS4022A  Service and repair Type A gas appliances

To obtain an Open Plumbers, Drainers, Gas Licences and Backflow and Thermostatic Mixing Valve endorsements you will need to enrol into the following units:
CPCPCM4011A   Carry out work based risk control processes
CPCPCM4012A   Estimate and cost work
CPCPDR4011B   Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012B   Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPDR4013B   Design and size domestic treatment plan disposal systems
CPCPGS4011C   Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPSN4011B   Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B  Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
BSBSMB401A    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCPGS4022A  Service and repair Type A gas appliances
CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot water temperature control devices

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks Elective
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Elective
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Elective
CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes Core
CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work Core
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems Elective
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems Elective
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems Elective
CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations Elective
CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances Elective
CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems Elective
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems Elective
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems Elective
CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices Elective
CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

For those eligible for Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding the cost is $3180.00.

$4,320 - $8,100

FULL FEE

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$2,405 - $3,560

SUBSIDISED

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$1,266

CONCESSION

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

Plumbing Licensing is a post-trade course designed for the licensing of plumbers and gasfitters in Queensland.  It provides for two work area categories or licence classes: Plumbers and Gasfitters.

Job prospects

  • Plumber (General)
  • Gasfitter

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

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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.

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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 7 July 2017

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