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Certificate III in Plumbing

National ID: CPC32413 | State ID: J787

 

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Don't watch your career opportunities go down the drain; control them by becoming a plumber!.

To participate in this course, you will need to be employed as an apprentice.This is a trade everyone has a call for.  Plumbing and gas fitting gives you a wide range of skills and a recognised trade qualification that will give you the confidence to work in a variety of career options in the building industry.  Plumbers lay out, install, test and maintain pipes, fixtures, metal roofing, fittings, gas meters and regulators.

Personal Requirements:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, and
  • Good interpersonal skills and good mobility.

Some of the knowledge and skills you will gain are:

  • Preparing and/or studying plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed.
  • Finding and marking positions for connections, measuring pipes and marking cutting or bending lines, then cutting holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes.
  • Cutting, threading and bending pipes, assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings, and joining pipe sections and securing pipes.
  • Testing lines as required by local plumbing regulations.
  • Installing equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units.
  • Welding and braising pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel).
  • System testing and commissioning.
  • Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems.
Licencing Outcomes
Completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for a Plumbing Licence.
VET Student Loans : This course is NOT eligible for a VET Student Loan.

Entrance Requirements

Study pathway

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
Study pathway
Job opportunities

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Qualified Plumber with the opportunity to specialise in:

  • Drainer - a drainer installs, maintains and repairs pipes in storm water or sewerage systems and drains. They also install septic tanks, holding wells, sullage pits and absorption tracks.
  • Gasfitter - a gasfitter installs, maintains, tests and repairs gas lines, meters, regulators, hot water systems and appliances. Irrigation - an irrigation installer plans, designs and installs large watering systems for environments such as golf courses and parks.
  • Mechanical Services - a mechanical services plumber installs and services plant and equipment used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in industrial and commercial buildings.
  • Roofing - A roofing plumber installs and fixes metal roofs, flashings, gutters, downpipes, rainwater products and other accessories on residential, industrial and commercial buildings. The work conducted by roofing plumbers includes working outdoors, in a team environment and safely at heights. Sprinkler Fitter - a sprinkler fitter installs and maintains fire protection systems.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Plumbing Services

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Overview

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Units

How to apply

Important information

Overview

Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

3 - 4 years via Apprenticeship arrangements.

HowApprenticeship
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

Units

Stage 1 Block 1A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out interactive workplace communicationCPCPCM2039AWE999
Carry out levellingCPCPCM2047AWF836
Carry out WHS requirementsCPCPCM2043AWF833
Provide basic emergency life supportHLTFA211AWD144
Use plumbing hand and power toolsCPCPCM2046AWF835
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipmentCPCPCM2053AWF841
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2052AWF840
Stage 1 Block 1B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Cut and join sheet metalCPCPCM2048AWF837
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCCM2008BWE986
Mark out materialsCPCPCM2050AWF839
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesCPCPCM2040AWF831
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sectorCPCPCM2041AWF832
Work safely on roofsCPCPCM2055AWF843
Stage 1 Block 1C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2049AWF838
Drain work siteCPCPDR2025AWF860
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure pipingCPCPCM3023AWF846
Handle and store plumbing materialsCPCPCM2045AWF834
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systemsCPCPDR2024AWF859
Locate and clear blockagesCPCPDR2021AWF856
Stage 1 Block 1D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fabricate and install roof drainage componentsCPCPRF3022AWF951
Flash penetrations through roofs and wallsCPCPCM3021AWF844
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosuresCPCPDR2026AWF861
Stage 2 Block 2A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fit off and commission heated and cold water servicesCPCPWT3026AWF970
Install and adjust water service controls and devicesCPCPWT3022AWF966
Install and commission water heating systemsCPCPWT3023AWF967
Set out and install water servicesCPCPWT3021AWF965
Stage 2 Block 2B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supplyCPCPWT3027AWF971
Install and fit off sanitary fixturesCPCPSN3024AWF960
Install discharge pipesCPCPSN3022AWF958
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion methodCPCPCM3022AWF845
Stage 2 Block 2C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsRIIMPO318EAWC00
Conduct hydraulic excavator operationsRIIMPO301DWH407
Install below ground sanitary drainage systemsCPCPDR3022AWF863
Install domestic treatment plantsCPCPDR2022AWF857
Install on-site disposal systemsCPCPDR3023AWF864
Install trench supportRIICCM210AWB570
Stage 2 Block 2D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fabricate and install sanitary stacksCPCPSN3023AWF959
Install pre-treatment facilitiesCPCPSN3025AWF961
Install water pumpsetsCPCPWT3025AWF969
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage systemCPCPDR3021AWF862
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing systemCPCPSN3011BWF957
Stage 3 Block 3A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out simple concreting and renderingCPCPCM2054AWF842
Collect and store roof waterCPCPRF2023AWF948
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supplyCPCPWT3020AWF964
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systemsCPCPFS3031AWF871
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipmentCPCPWT3024AWF968
Install sewerage pumpsetsCPCPSN3026AWF962
Stage 3 Block 3B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Install and commission Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3061AWI774
Install gas piping systemsCPCPGS3056AWF902
Install gas pressure control equipmentCPCPGS3048AWF894
Install gas sub-metersCPCPGS3055AWF901
Purge consumer pipingCPCPGS3051AWF897
Size consumer gas piping systemsCPCPGS3057AWF903
Stage 3 Block 3C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3054AWF900
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3053AWF896
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litresCPCPGS3059AWF905
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplacesCPCPGS3046AWF892
Install LPG systems in marine craftCPCPGS3047AWF893
Install Type A gas appliance fluesCPCPGS3049AWF895
Maintain Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3052AWF899
Stage 3 Block 3D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design and size consumer gas installationsCPCPGS4011CWI775
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Course Overview

Where Geraldton
Duration

3 - 4 years via Apprenticeship arrangements.

HowApprenticeship
WhenWas available Semester 1, 2017
Available Semester 2, 2017
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Qualified Plumber with the opportunity to specialise in:

  • Drainer - a drainer installs, maintains and repairs pipes in storm water or sewerage systems and drains. They also install septic tanks, holding wells, sullage pits and absorption tracks.
  • Gasfitter - a gasfitter installs, maintains, tests and repairs gas lines, meters, regulators, hot water systems and appliances. Irrigation - an irrigation installer plans, designs and installs large watering systems for environments such as golf courses and parks.
  • Mechanical Services - a mechanical services plumber installs and services plant and equipment used for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in industrial and commercial buildings.
  • Roofing - A roofing plumber installs and fixes metal roofs, flashings, gutters, downpipes, rainwater products and other accessories on residential, industrial and commercial buildings. The work conducted by roofing plumbers includes working outdoors, in a team environment and safely at heights. Sprinkler Fitter - a sprinkler fitter installs and maintains fire protection systems.

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Plumbing Services

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Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Find details of all course costs on our Fees page here.

At Central Regional TAFE, three types of fees may be charged:

  • Course fees - set by the State Government and are calculated on the category of enrolment.  Students studying a certificate course may be eligible for a concession. Concession students pay 30% of the course fees (not incidental, resource or other fees).
  • Resource fees - covers materials purchased by the TAFE which will be consumed or transformed by students in the course of instruction, such as workshop materials & workbooks.
  • Other fees - charged for goods and services that are provided by the TAFE such as security, name badges and IT infrastructure. 

In addition to these fees, students may need to purchase textbooks, uniforms and other course specific equipment.

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Stage 1 Block 1A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out interactive workplace communicationCPCPCM2039AWE999
Carry out levellingCPCPCM2047AWF836
Carry out WHS requirementsCPCPCM2043AWF833
Provide basic emergency life supportHLTFA211AWD144
Use plumbing hand and power toolsCPCPCM2046AWF835
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipmentCPCPCM2053AWF841
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2052AWF840
Stage 1 Block 1B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Cut and join sheet metalCPCPCM2048AWF837
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCCM2008BWE986
Mark out materialsCPCPCM2050AWF839
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesCPCPCM2040AWF831
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sectorCPCPCM2041AWF832
Work safely on roofsCPCPCM2055AWF843
Stage 1 Block 1C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2049AWF838
Drain work siteCPCPDR2025AWF860
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure pipingCPCPCM3023AWF846
Handle and store plumbing materialsCPCPCM2045AWF834
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systemsCPCPDR2024AWF859
Locate and clear blockagesCPCPDR2021AWF856
Stage 1 Block 1D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fabricate and install roof drainage componentsCPCPRF3022AWF951
Flash penetrations through roofs and wallsCPCPCM3021AWF844
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosuresCPCPDR2026AWF861
Stage 2 Block 2A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fit off and commission heated and cold water servicesCPCPWT3026AWF970
Install and adjust water service controls and devicesCPCPWT3022AWF966
Install and commission water heating systemsCPCPWT3023AWF967
Set out and install water servicesCPCPWT3021AWF965
Stage 2 Block 2B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supplyCPCPWT3027AWF971
Install and fit off sanitary fixturesCPCPSN3024AWF960
Install discharge pipesCPCPSN3022AWF958
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion methodCPCPCM3022AWF845
Stage 2 Block 2C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operationsRIIMPO318EAWC00
Conduct hydraulic excavator operationsRIIMPO301DWH407
Install below ground sanitary drainage systemsCPCPDR3022AWF863
Install domestic treatment plantsCPCPDR2022AWF857
Install on-site disposal systemsCPCPDR3023AWF864
Install trench supportRIICCM210AWB570
Stage 2 Block 2D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fabricate and install sanitary stacksCPCPSN3023AWF959
Install pre-treatment facilitiesCPCPSN3025AWF961
Install water pumpsetsCPCPWT3025AWF969
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage systemCPCPDR3021AWF862
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing systemCPCPSN3011BWF957
Stage 3 Block 3A
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out simple concreting and renderingCPCPCM2054AWF842
Collect and store roof waterCPCPRF2023AWF948
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supplyCPCPWT3020AWF964
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systemsCPCPFS3031AWF871
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipmentCPCPWT3024AWF968
Install sewerage pumpsetsCPCPSN3026AWF962
Stage 3 Block 3B
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Install and commission Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3061AWI774
Install gas piping systemsCPCPGS3056AWF902
Install gas pressure control equipmentCPCPGS3048AWF894
Install gas sub-metersCPCPGS3055AWF901
Purge consumer pipingCPCPGS3051AWF897
Size consumer gas piping systemsCPCPGS3057AWF903
Stage 3 Block 3C
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3054AWF900
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3053AWF896
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litresCPCPGS3059AWF905
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplacesCPCPGS3046AWF892
Install LPG systems in marine craftCPCPGS3047AWF893
Install Type A gas appliance fluesCPCPGS3049AWF895
Maintain Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3052AWF899
Stage 3 Block 3D
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design and size consumer gas installationsCPCPGS4011CWI775
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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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If you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification with Central Regional TAFE, you may be able to obtain credits towards a degree at Geraldton Universities Centre (GUC), Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University and the University of Southern Queensland.

In addition to the arrangements in place with specific Universities, a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification from us will enable you to gain direct entry into related undergraduate degree courses in most Universities throughout Australia. You may also be eligible to gain credits with other Universities on a case-by-case basis.

 

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If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Online and continuous or flexible learning enrolment courses normally have enrolments available ongoing at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

Call: 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1800 672 700 or email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

Recognition of Prior Learning validates your existing skills and knowledge. Find out more under Future Students to customise your learning pathways.

Disclaimer

Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

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