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Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services

CPC40912

  • 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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At a glance

Study mode

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In-class

Provider

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

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Certificate III in Plumbing and 3 years' experience

Location

VIC - VIC

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

In-class


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Observation, written assessment & projects
Start date

7 start dates per year.

Provider
Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583)

Builders Academy Australia were established by the major Australian building company Simonds Homes, and provide training by builders for builders.

The academy’s unique affiliation with Simonds Homes means they know the building industry inside-out.

When you study with Builders Academy Australia you learn from experienced tradespeople and gain the skills that are needed in the industry right now.

If you’re starting out in building and construction or want to progress your career, Builders Academy Australia offers nationally recognised qualifications you can study online or part-time in the evenings.

House of Learning Pty Ltd (RTO 21583) and City-Wide Building and Training Services Pty Ltd (RTO 91138) trading as Builders Academy Australia (RTO 21583).

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Prerequisites

  • 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

Units

  1. BSBOHS403B - Identify hazards & assess OHS risks


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards and to assess occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in the workplace.

  2. CPCCBC4012B - Read & interpret plans & specifications


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.

  3. CPCPCM4011A - Carry out work based risk processes


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work-based risk control processes. It covers the identification of hazards, the assessment of risk, the identification of unacceptable risk and the determination, preparation and completion of a course of action.

  4. CPCPCM4012A - Estimate & cost work


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for provision of services or products.

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


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with the regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements, and risk management needs of small business.

  6. CPCPDR4011B - Design & size sanitary drainage systems


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary drainage systems for unit developments.

  7. CPCPDR4012B - Design & size stormwater drainage systems


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage systems up to legal points of discharge.

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


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of domestic treatment plant disposal systems.

  9. CPCPGS4011C - Design & size consumer gas installations


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document a consumer's gas installation, including consumer piping operating up to a pressure of 200kPa, fluing, ventilation and appliance installation associated with natural gas (NG), simulated natural gas (SNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) for a building of minimum four floors and multiple buildings supplied through one gas source (billing meter or storage tank).

  10. CPCPRF4011B - Design & size roof drainage systems


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of components of roof drainage systems.

  11. CPCPSN4011B - Design & size sanitary plumbing systems


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary plumbing systems for multi-floor buildings.

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


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of heated, tempered and cold water services, flushing systems, and hydrant and hose reel systems for multi-floor buildings.

  13. CPCPWT4022A - Commission & maintain backflow prevention devices


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.

  14. CPCPGS4022A - Service type A gas appliances


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to diagnose and repair faults on domestic and commercial Type A gas appliances.

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


    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain hot and/or heated water temperature control devices, including thermostatic mixing valves in water services.

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

Support

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

Recognition

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

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