Cert III in Plumbing

Course Code: CPC32413

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Plumber
  • Plumber and drainer
  • Plumber and gasfitter
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof plumber.

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:

Stream 1 Water
Stream 2 Sanitary
Stream 3 Drainage
Stream 4 Mechanical services
Stream 5 Roofing
Stream 6 Gas services.
The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

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 unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.


Units of Competence

Water Stream

CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPWT3020A Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services
CPCPWT3022A Install and adjust water service controls and devices
CPCPWT3023A Install and commission water heating systems
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
CPCPFS3037A Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
CPCPIG2021A Design domestic urban irrigation systems
CPCPIG3021A Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
CPCPIG3022A Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
CPCPWT3028A Install Water Service
CPCPWT3024A Install and Maintain Domestic Water Treatment Equipment

Sanity Stream

CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPSN3026A Install sewerage pumpsets

Drainage Stream

CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPDR2025A Drain work site
CPCPDR2026A Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023A Install on-site disposal systems
RIICCM210A Install trench support
CPCPDR2023A Maintain Effluent Disinfection Systems
CPCPSN3025A Install Pre-Treatment Facilities
CPCPWT3029A Install Water Pipe Systems

Gas Services Stream

CPCPGS3046A Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG Systems in Marine Craft
CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3049A Install Type a Gas Appliance Flues
CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems
CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3050A Install Type B gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3060A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL

Roofing Stream

CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF3021A Receive roofing materials
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024A Install roof components
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms
CPCPRF3025A Install roof coverings to curved roof structures
CPCPRF2024A Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures