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Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Business) Skill Set

State ID: GAA40

The business units in this plumbing contracting skill set are considered self paced, as the first five days are mandatory campus attendance, then the study will be mainly online for the bulk of the course work, and then finalised by three days attendance at campus in this 12 week course.

Books that are supplied to you as part of the course fee:

• ISBN: (9781921734045) BSBSMB401A Textbook Establish Business Legal Requirements
• ISBN: (2770000021524) BCPCM4002A Estimate & Cost Plumbing Theory Notes
• IBSN: (2770000021517) BCPCM4001A Carry Out Risk Control Processes Theory Notes

Students must supply the following regulations/standards at their own cost:

• Health Regulations Standards Act ISBN: (RKH028) Treatment of Sewerage, Disposal of Effluent & Liquid Wastes
• Water Regulations Standards ISBN: (RKP 097) Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000
• AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing Code ISBN: 2770000019835 2015 Edition


2020 Dates:

You may enrol anytime for this course. There are mandatory attendance dates at campus below with the rest of the study to be done at home.

  • Monday 9 to 13 December, 2019 and return Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 February, 2020
  • Monday 30 March to 3 April, 2020 and return Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 May, 2020
  • Monday 22 to 26 June, 2020 and return Wednesday 5 to Friday 7 August, 2020
  • Monday 14 to 18 September, 2020 and return Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 October
  • Monday 30 November to 4 December, return dates to be confirmed

Units and their costs:

  • Work based risk control processes, $170.00
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business, $171.00
  • Estimate and cost work, $157.00


Important information

Job opportunities


Students must have completed a plumbing trade qualification.

Important information

You must have completed a plumbing trade qualification.

On the first day you will need to bring your

  • Completed PCL workbooks for the lecturer to review.
  • A copy of your trades licence card
  • Other trade related evidence such as certificates, academic records, and any other forms of documentation related to industry

Resources required for class:

  • Workbooks (as per booklist)
  • Scientific calculator
  • Scale rule
  • Pens: red, blue, black and green
  • Lead pencils
  • Note pad
Job opportunities

Upon successful completion of both plumbers contractors skill sets, the participant will be able to work as a plumbing contractor in the areas of sanitary, drainage, backflow and water supply. The participant will also be able to supervise works carried out by tradespersons and apprentices.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Bentley - Start anytime



Where Bentley
How Part Time
Non concession:
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This course is available to start anytime for online study. 

All year round

Rockingham - December/February campus and online



Where Rockingham
How Part Time
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