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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service

CPC40912

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service – CPC40912

Course Overview

If you want to further your skills to seek employment in the Building Trade Industry, the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service could be for you.

In this post-trade licensing course you’ll have five specialist streams to choose from; fire services, air conditioning and mechanical services, plumbing and services management, plumbing and services operations, and hydraulic services design, along with a range of elective options.

After learning from our expert trainers, you’ll finish the course with the skills needed to run your own business and employ contractors and apprentices of your own.

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

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We’ve had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we’re currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

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 CPC50412 Diploma of Plumbing and Services.

Course Dates & Times

Benalla - Samaria Road

Post Trade Starts 6th July, 1 x Mon & Tues/Month - 8.30am to 4.30pm - Sem 2/2020

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

Shepparton - William Orr

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

Post trade licensing - Open from 08/02/2021 - Mon, Tues - 8.30am to 4.30pm/2021

1. Subsidised Standard
$2,117.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$423.00
3. Full Fee
$5,488.00
Course Materials
$784.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

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 2021 and may change without notice.

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.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

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.
  • Be interviewed during a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.
Core Units
BSBOHS403B
Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
BSBSMB401
Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCCBC4012B
Read and interpret plans and specifications
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 plant disposal systems
CPCPGS4011C
Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPRF4011B
Design and size roof drainage systems
CPCPSN4011B
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B
Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
Elective Units
CPCPGS4022A
Service Type A gas appliances
CPCPMS4011B
Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
CPCPWT4022A
Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
CPCPWT4023A
Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work documentation
  • VBA exam

Andrew McGranahan

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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

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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