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CPC32420 Certificate III in Plumbing

National ID CPC32420 State ID BGC2
Turn your pipe dream into a real career

Start a career as an in-demand plumber or gasfitter (tradesperson) and work on domestic and commercial construction projects. 

Students study in modern specialised workshops using industry-standard tools and equipment. 

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Image of a person using a wrench to fix the underneath of a sink

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

CampusesRockingham.

When Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode Apprenticeship.

 When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

If you are a migrant to Australia looking to qualify as a plumber, we can help with creating a study plan to suit your needs. Express your interest now to start a discussion with our training area.

Study in specialist facilities

Rockingham campus features modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Demonstration areas include spaces where entire formwork and housing can be built, with special wet areas dedicated to solid plastering, ceiling and tiling applications, plumbing pit, gas and electrical stages. Our timber workshop includes multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction.

  • how to safely install, alter, and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs
  • cold and hot water supply
  • gas supply
  • sewage, waste and rainwater disposal
  • how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes
  • how to make buildings waterproof
  • workplace health and safety

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

All year round

Details

When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Apprenticeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Units

Core  
National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2054 Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021 Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022 Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings
CPCPCM3025 Install trench support
CPCPDR2021 Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2025 Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site
CPCPDR2026 Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers
CPCPDR3021 Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023 Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPGS3048 Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3049 Install gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3051 Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054 Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3056 Size and install consumer gas piping systems
CPCPGS3059 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPGS3061 Install and commission Type A gas appliances
CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF3022 Fabricate and install roof drainage systems
CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024 Install roof components
CPCPSN3011 Plan the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system and fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3022 Install discharge pipes
CPCPWT3020 Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3021 Set out and install water services
CPCPWT3022 Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026 Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
Elective  
National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049 Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2052 Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPGS3046 Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3047 Install LPG systems in marine craft
CPCPGS3052 Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3055 Install gas sub-meters
CPCPIG3021 Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
CPCPIG3022 Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
CPCPSN3025 Install pre-treatment facilities
CPCPSN3026 Install sewerage pumpsets
CPCPWT3024 Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems

Details

When All year round
Where Rockingham
How Apprenticeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Units

Core  
National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2054 Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021 Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022 Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings
CPCPCM3025 Install trench support
CPCPDR2021 Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2025 Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site
CPCPDR2026 Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers
CPCPDR3021 Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023 Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPGS3048 Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3049 Install gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3051 Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054 Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3056 Size and install consumer gas piping systems
CPCPGS3059 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPGS3061 Install and commission Type A gas appliances
CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF3022 Fabricate and install roof drainage systems
CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024 Install roof components
CPCPSN3011 Plan the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system and fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3022 Install discharge pipes
CPCPWT3020 Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3021 Set out and install water services
CPCPWT3022 Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026 Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
Elective  
National ID Unit title
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2049 Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2052 Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPGS3046 Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3047 Install LPG systems in marine craft
CPCPGS3052 Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3055 Install gas sub-meters
CPCPIG3021 Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
CPCPIG3022 Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
CPCPSN3025 Install pre-treatment facilities
CPCPSN3026 Install sewerage pumpsets
CPCPWT3024 Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems

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