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Certificate III in Plumbing

CPC32413

Certificate III in Plumbing – CPC32413

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Plumbing is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Plumber.

You'll learn core skills in water, drainage, and sanitary systems, as well as roofing, gas, and mechanical services.

Learn in our professional training facilities and workshops, and practice your skills so you're ready for the job site. We'll work with you to choose the subjects that suit your strengths and career ambitions.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work as a:

  • Plumber
  • Drainer
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof Plumber

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing Services.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Apprentice
$4,957.00
2. Subsidised Apprentice (Concession)
$991.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$2,403.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider (australianapprenticeships.gov.au) with your employer to organise your apprenticeship contract prior to applying for this course
  • Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
Core Units
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
CPCPCM2047A
Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2050A
Mark out materials
CPCPCM2052A
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053A
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2054A
Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055A
Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021A
Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022A
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023A
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPDR2021A
Locate and clear blockages
CPCPFS3031A
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPSN3011B
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPSN3022A
Install discharge pipes
CPCPSN3023A
Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3024A
Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
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
CPCPWT3025A
Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026A
Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
CPCPWT3027A
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
HLTFA211A
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
Elective Units
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001C
Operate Elevated Work Platforms
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPDR2021A
Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2022A
Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2023A
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
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
CPCPFS2022A
Install portable fire equipment
CPCPFS3037A
Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
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
CPCPGS3050A
Install Type B gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3051A
Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3052A
Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3053A
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054A
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3055A
Install gas sub-meters
CPCPGS3056A
Install gas piping systems
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
CPCPIG2021A
Design domestic urban irrigation systems
CPCPIG3021A
Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
CPCPIG3022A
Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
CPCPMS2021A
Assemble mechanical services components
CPCPMS3031A
Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
CPCPMS3032A
Select and fit insulation and sheathing
CPCPMS3033A
Install small bore heating systems
CPCPMS3034A
Install medical gas pipeline systems
CPCPMS3035A
Install and test ducting systems
CPCPMS3036A
Install air handling units
CPCPMS3038A
Install air conditioning control equipment
CPCPMS3039A
Maintain mechanical services equipment
CPCPMS3040A
Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems
CPCPMS3041A
Install domestic solid fuel burning appliances
CPCPRF2022A
Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
CPCPRF2023A
Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF2024A
Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures
CPCPRF3021A
Receive roofing materials
CPCPRF3022A
Fabricate and install roof drainage components
CPCPRF3023A
Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024A
Install roof components
CPCPRF3025A
Install roof coverings to curved roof structures
CPCPRF3026A
Install composite roof systems
CPCPSN3025A
Install pre-treatment facilities
CPCPSN3026A
Install sewerage pumpsets
CPCPWT3024A
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
CPCPWT3028A
Install water service
CPCPWT3029A
Install water pipe systems
RIICCM210A
Install Trench Support
UEENEEE101A
Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace
UEENEEJ102A
Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings
UEENEEJ105A
Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems
UEENEEJ172A
Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation
  • Work documentation
  • Demonstration
  • Online

Len Redfern
Campus: Wangaratta

Greg Kerr
Campus: Shepparton

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

This course is Competency based and employer verification is required.

Students are required to attend all classes where possible to and will have access to a trainer outside of class times if required.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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