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.

The following Units of Competency are a typical example however may vary based on the Registered Training Organisation.

 Units of CompetenceNominal Hours
Water Stream
CPCPCM2039ACarry out interactive workplace communication10
CPCPCM2040ARead plans and calculate plumbing quantities8
CPCPCM2041AWork effectively in the plumbing and services sector15
CPCPCM2043ACarry out WHS requirements50
CPCPCM2045AHandle and store plumbing materials6
CPCPCM2046AUse plumbing hand and power tools40
CPCPCM2047ACarry out levelling6
CPCPCM2050AMark out materials20
CPCPCM2052AWeld using oxy-acetylene equipment16
CPCPCM2053AWeld using manual metal arc welding equipment16
CPCPCM2054ACarry out simple concreting and rendering16
CPCPCM2055AWork safely on roofs20
CPCPCM3021AFlash penetrations through roofs and walls18
CPCPCM3022AWeld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method8
CPCPCM3023AFabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping12
CPCPFS3031AFabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems40
CPCPWT3020AConnect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply12
CPCPWT3021ASet out and install water services36
CPCPWT3022AInstall and adjust water service controls and devices12
CPCPWT3023AInstall and commission water heating systems25
CPCPWT3025AInstall water pumpsets8
CPCPWT3026AFit off and commission heated and cold water services16
CPCPWT3027AConnect irrigation systems from drinking water supply6
HLTFA211AProvide basic emergency life support8
CPCPFS3037AInstall domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems60
CPCPIG2021ADesign domestic urban irrigation systems5
CPCPIG3021ASet out, install and commission irrigation systems4
CPCPIG3022AInstall and commission domestic irrigation pumps4
CPCPWT3028AInstall Water Service10
CPCPWT3024AInstall and Maintain Domestic Water Treatment Equipment10
Sanity Stream
CPCPCM2048ACut and join sheet metal8
CPCPDR2021ALocate and clear blockages8
CPCPSN3011BPlan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system8
CPCPSN3022AInstall discharge pipes28
CPCPSN3023AFabricate and install sanitary stacks28
CPCPSN3024AInstall and fit off sanitary fixtures20
CPCCCM2010BWork safely at heights8
CPCCOHS2001AApply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry20
CPCPCM2049ACut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment8
CPCPSN3026AInstall sewerage pumpsets8
Drainage Stream
CPCPDR2022AInstall domestic treatment plants20
CPCPDR2024AInstall stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems15
CPCPDR2025ADrain work site5
CPCPDR2026AInstall prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures4
CPCPDR3021APlan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system8
CPCPDR3022AInstall below ground sanitary drainage systems30
CPCPDR3023AInstall on-site disposal systems8
RIICCM210AInstall trench support16
CPCPDR2023AMaintain Effluent Disinfection Systems4
CPCPSN3025AInstall Pre-Treatment Facilities8
CPCPWT3029AInstall Water Pipe Systems12
Gas Services Stream
CPCPGS3046AInstall LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces12
CPCPGS3047AInstall LPG Systems in Marine Craft12
CPCPGS3048AInstall gas pressure control equipment8
CPCPGS3049AInstall Type a Gas Appliance Flues12
CPCPGS3051APurge consumer piping8
CPCPGS3053ADisconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances16
CPCPGS3054ACalculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances8
CPCPGS3056AInstall gas piping systems24
CPCPGS3057ASize consumer gas piping systems8
CPCPGS3059AInstall LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres22
CPCPGS3061AInstall and commission Type A gas appliances30
CPCPGS3050AInstall Type B gas appliance flues4
CPCPGS3052AMaintain Type A gas appliances12
CPCPGS3060AInstall LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL6
Roofing Stream
CPCPRF2022ASelect and install roof sheeting and wall cladding16
CPCPRF2023ACollect and store roof water10
CPCPRF3021AReceive roofing materials4
CPCPRF3022AFabricate and install roof drainage components48
CPCPRF3023AFabricate and install external flashings16
CPCPRF3024AInstall roof components10
CPCPRF3026AInstall composite roof systems20
CPCCCM2008BErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding40
CPCCCM3001COperate elevated work platforms32
CPCPRF3025AInstall roof coverings to curved roof structures12
CPCPRF2024AFabricate roof coverings for curved structures8
Mechanical Stream
CPCPMS2021AAssemble mechanical services components12
CPCPMS3031AFabricate and install steel pressure piping54
CPCPMS3032ASelect and fit insulation and sheathing8
CPCPMS3033AInstall small bore heating systems15
CPCPMS3034AInstall medical gas pipeline systems24
CPCPMS3035AInstall and test ducting systems12
CPCPMS3036AInstall air handling units12
CPCPMS3037AInstall and test split system air conditioning15
CPCPMS3038AInstall air conditioning control equipment8
CPCPMS3039AMaintain mechanical services equipment8
CPCPMS3040AInstall and maintain evaporative air cooling systems20
UEENEEE101AApply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace20
UEENEEJ102APrepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings40
UEENEEJ105APosition, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems70
UEENEEJ172ARecover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems60