Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service

CPC40912

Course Length

Part time:

1 year

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$2,117.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$423.00

Full Fee:

$5,488.00

Course Materials:

$784.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

FREE TAFE COURSE

Campuses

Benalla - Samaria Road

Shepparton - William Orr

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Apprenticeship

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 as well as the JobTrainer initiative, 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 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 - Open from 21st Feb - Varied days of attendance - 8am to 4pm / 2022

Wangaratta - Docker Street

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

Post trade - Open from 21st Feb - Varied days of attendance - 8am to 4pm / 2022

Fee Information

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Study Units

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

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work documentation
  • VBA exam

Course Co-ordinator

Andrew McGranahan

Attendance & Commitment

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.

Educational Support Services

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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.