Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services


  • Take the next step in becoming a licensed Plumber with this Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912)
  • Classes are delivered in Victoria at a number of locations
  • Includes seven specialist streams that meet Victorian licensing requirements

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Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583)
Career Opportunities
  • Air-Conditioning Technician (Plumber)
  • Fire Services Supervisor (Plumber)
  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Specialist Hydraulic Designer (Plumber)

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Certificate III in Plumbing and 3 years' experience



Course length
Part time: 2 nights a week = finish in 37 weeks, 1 night a week = finish in 73 weeks (includes 10 day sessions)
Study mode


Observation, written assessment & projects
Start date

7 start dates per year.

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Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583)
Payment options

Upfront payment

Pay as you go

Victorian Training Guarantee

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  • Certificate III in Plumbing, and
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in plumbing

What you'll learn

You will learn how to:

  • Understand legal requirements, building codes and standards
  • Manage occupation health and safety in a building and construction workplace
  • Plan, prepare and manage construction projects
  • Supervise staff during construction work
  • Manage small business finances

Practical workshops

This course includes 10 full day practical workshops.

These workshops give you invaluable hands-on skills required in the plumbing industry.

Course structure

15 units


  1. BSBOHS403B - Identify hazards & assess OHS risks

  2. CPCCBC4012B - Read & interpret plans & specifications

  3. CPCPCM4011A - Carry out work based risk processes

  4. CPCPCM4012A - Estimate & cost work

  5. BSBSMB401A - Establish legal & risk management requirements of small business

  6. CPCPDR4011B - Design & size sanitary drainage systems

  7. CPCPDR4012B - Design & size stormwater drainage systems

  8. CPCPDR4013B - Design & size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

  9. CPCPGS4011C - Design & size consumer gas installations

  10. CPCPRF4011B - Design & size roof drainage systems

  11. CPCPSN4011B - Design & size sanitary plumbing systems

  12. CPCPWT4011B - Design & size heated & cold water services & systems

  13. CPCPWT4022A - Commission & maintain backflow prevention devices

  14. CPCPGS4022A - Service type A gas appliances

  15. CPCPWT4023A - Commission & maintain hot & heated water temperature control devices

Support and delivery

Evening classes

You can study this course part-time in the evenings and work towards the qualification with minimal impact on your work schedule.

  • Face-to-face classes are on offer at a number of locations in Victoria
  • Option to bring your own device and access course materials online
  • Study 1 or 2 nights a week


You can email trainers directly for help with anything relating to your course work or assessment.


On completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to sit exams for the following licenses:

  • Gasfitting
  • Drainage
  • Sanitary work
  • Water supply
  • Roofing (stormwater) work
  • Type A Appliance servicing
  • Backflow prevention

Payment options

There are 3 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Pay as you go

You can pay for this course gradually by making regular payments as you study.

It’s a flexible method – you can choose to make payments every week, fortnight or month, depending on what suits you. And you can make payments throughout the duration of the whole course – you just need to pay the full amount by the time you finish.

2. Victorian Training Guarantee – government subsidy

You may be able to access a government-subsidised place in this course through the Victorian Training Guarantee.

You could save over 80% on the course cost, or in some cases you may not need to pay the course cost at all.

3. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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