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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service


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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service – CPC40912

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Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service is the recognised qualification to become a Plumbing Supervisor.

In this post-trade licensing course, you'll learn to use your business know-how to cement your career as a Plumber, and will gain the required knowledge to apply to the Victorian Building Authority and gain your license.

Run your own business and employ contractors and Apprentices of your own. Gain skills and experience in the design, installation, and maintenance of stormwater, water supply, and mechanical services. Master gas, roofing, and sanitary skills, as well as business skills in risk management and costing work.

Learn from our expert Trainers, and share your wins and challenges with other local plumbers.

This course is delivered on campus, and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme for eligible students.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Building Trade industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Fire Services Supervisor
  • Air-conditioning Technician
  • Specialist Hydraulic Designer.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Diploma of Plumbing and Services.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

Post Trade Licensing Course-Not full Qual - 1xMon & Tues p/month - 8.30am-4.30pm

Post Trade, Starts 21 Feb, 1 x Mon & Tues/Month - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Sem 1/2020

Post Trade Starts 01 July, 1 x Mon & Tues/Month - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Sem 2/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 a number of different entry requirements depending on which stream of study students choose. Successful applicants are encouraged to discuss this with the Course Coordinator to ensure that all requirements are met.

Also, 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 units CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry or CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry covers this requirement.

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
  • Must have relevant trade experience in the Plumbing industry or be referred for training for the plumbing industry commission.
Core Units
Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Carry out work-based risk control processes
Estimate and cost work
Elective Units
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Design and size sanitary drainage systems
Design and size stormwater drainage systems
Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
Design and size consumer gas installations
Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
Design and size roof drainage systems
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work documentation
  • VBA exam.

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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.

Attendance at all classes is highly recommended. You are encouraged to attend all scheduled appointments with your GOTAFE Trainer/Assessor.

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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