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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

CPC40912
Average Course Fee: $3488
Average Duration: 1 Year

This qualification provides an outcome for:

  • experienced fire operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Fire services stream)
  • experienced plumbing service operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Air conditioning and mechanical services stream)
  • plumbers who manage a plumbing business (Plumbing and services – Management stream)
  • specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)
  • specialist hydraulic consultants (Hydraulic services design stream).
  • Occupational titles may include:

  • Plumbing contractor
  • Fire services supervisor
  • Air conditioning technician
  • Specialist hydraulic designer.
  • The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as the four specialist streams and a range of elective options.

    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.

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

    87.7%

    Satisfied with the training
    78.5%

    Received job-related
    benefits from training
    Plumber (General) ( ANZSCO code 334111)
    Expected job openings
    Expected job openings are: above average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Above average
    87,100 persons were employed as Plumbers in 2015. Job openings over the next 5 years are expected to be between 25,001 and 50,000.
    Average weekly full time earnings
    Average weekly full time earnings are: below average Low Below average Average Above average High
    Below average
    Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Plumbers in 2014 are: $1,000. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200
    Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Plumbers visit Job Outlook

    See Packaging rules for entry requirements related to various streams.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories shown by blue colouring in the table below.

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC
    For more information on apprenticeship pathways, please visit this course on aapathways.com.au
    This course may be subsidised in the following state and territories

    1. ACT
    2. NSW
    3. NT
    4. QLD
    5. SA
    6. TAS
    7. VIC

    For more information about financial support and subsidies for training, please refer to the Financial assistance page

    Fire services stream

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 7 elective units.
  • The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all four core units shared between air conditioning and mechanical services stream and fire services
  • seven elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.
  • Of these seven electives:

  • at least four units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the fire services stream
  • up to two units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one unit may be selected from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.
  • Air conditioning and mechanical services stream

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 8 core units
  • 7 elective units.
  • The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all four core units shared between air conditioning and mechanical services stream and fire services
  • seven elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.
  • Of these seven electives:

  • at least four units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the air conditioning and mechanical services stream
  • up to two of the seven units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the seven units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.
  • Plumbing and services – Management stream

    Industry considers it appropriate for people seeking to complete Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services – Management stream to hold a relevant Certificate III qualification in the industry.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units.
  • The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all six core units (Plumbing and services – Management stream)
  • five elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.
  • Of these five electives:

  • up to five units may be selected from the pool of elective units in the Plumbing and services – Management stream
  • two of the five units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the five units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the pool of elective units common to all streams.
  • Plumbing and services – Operations stream

    This stream has an entry requirement of the completion of a relevant trade qualification or equivalent.

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units.
  • The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all eight core units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)
  • three elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.
  • Of these three electives:

  • up to three units may be selected from the pool of elective units in the Plumbing and services – Operations stream
  • two of the three units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the three units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the pool of elective units common to all streams.
  • Hydraulic services design stream

    To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units.
  • The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all six core units in the hydraulic services design stream
  • five elective units.
  • Of these five electives:

  • at least two units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the hydraulic services design stream
  • one of the five units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the five units may be drawn from the Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design qualification
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.
  • Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

    Core units

    Common

    BSBOHS403B

    Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

    CPCCBC4012B

    Read and interpret plans and specifications

    CPCPCM4011A

    Carry out work-based risk control processes

    CPCPCM4012A

    Estimate and cost work

    Fire services, air conditioning and mechanical services streams

    BSBCUS301B

    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    CPCCBC4015A

    Prepare specifications for all construction works

    CPCPCM4013A

    Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

    CPCPCM4014A

    Prepare simple sketches and drawings

    Plumbing and services – Management stream

    BSBCUS301B

    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    BSBSMB401A

    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    BSBSMB402A

    Plan small business finances

    BSBSMB404A

    Undertake small business planning

    BSBSMB405B

    Monitor and manage small business operations

    CPCCBC4034A

    Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

    Plumbing and services – Operations stream

    BSBSMB401A

    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    CPCPDR4011B

    Design and size sanitary drainage systems

    CPCPDR4012B

    Design and size stormwater drainage systems

    CPCPDR4013B

    Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

    CPCPGS4011C

    Design and size consumer gas installations

    CPCPRF4011B

    Design and size roof drainage systems

    CPCPSN4011B

    Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

    CPCPWT4011B

    Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

    Plumbing and services – Hydraulic services design stream

    CPCCBC4034A

    Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

    CPCPDR4011B

    Design and size sanitary drainage systems

    CPCPDR4012B

    Design and size stormwater drainage systems

    CPCPDR4013B

    Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

    CPCPSN4011B

    Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

    CPCPWT4011B

    Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

    Elective units

    All streams

    BSBINN301

    Promote innovation in a team environment

    BSBITU201

    Produce simple word processed documents

    BSBITU202

    Create and use spreadsheets

    BSBITU301

    Create and use databases

    BSBLED401

    Develop teams and individuals

    BSBMGT403

    Implement continuous improvement

    BSBPMG404A

    Apply quality management techniques

    BSBWRT401

    Write complex documents

    CPCCBC4002A

    Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

    CPCCBC4024A

    Resolve business disputes

    CPCCBC4025A

    Manage personal work priorities and professional development

    CPCSUS4001A

    Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

    HLTHIR403C

    Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

    Fire services stream

    BSBLDR403

    Lead team effectiveness

    BSBPMG407A

    Apply risk management techniques

    BSBPMG522

    Undertake project work

    BSBSMB401

    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    BSBSMB402

    Plan small business finances

    BSBSMB404

    Undertake small business planning

    BSBSMB405

    Monitor and manage small business operations

    BSBSMB406

    Manage small business finances

    BSBLDR402

    Lead effective workplace relationships

    CPCCBC4008B

    Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

    CPCCBC4017A

    Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

    CPCCBC4026A

    Arrange building applications and approvals

    CPCCBC4034A

    Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

    CPCPFS4021A

    Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems

    CPCPFS4022A

    Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems

    CPCPFS4023A

    Commission fire system pumpsets

    CPCPFS4024A

    Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

    CPCPFS4025A

    Commission fire alarm and detection system interface devices

    CPCPFS4026A

    Commission firefighting appliances

    CPCPFS4027A

    Commission fire sprinkler systems

    TAEDEL402

    Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

    Air conditioning and mechanical services stream

    BSBPMG407A

    Apply risk management techniques

    BSBPMG522

    Undertake project work

    BSBSMB407

    Manage a small team

    BSBSMB401

    Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

    BSBSMB402

    Plan small business finances

    BSBSMB404

    Undertake small business planning

    BSBSMB405

    Monitor and manage small business operations

    BSBSMB406

    Manage small business finances

    BSBLDR402

    Lead effective workplace relationships

    CPCCBC4008B

    Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

    CPCCBC4017A

    Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

    CPCCBC4019A

    Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

    CPCCBC4020A

    Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

    CPCCBC4021A

    Minimise waste on the building and construction site

    CPCCBC4026A

    Arrange building applications and approvals

    CPCCBC4034A

    Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

    CPCPGS4011C

    Design and size consumer gas installations

    CPCPGS4022A

    Service Type A gas appliances

    CPCPGS4023B

    Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

    CPCPMS4011B

    Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

    CPCPMS4022A

    Commission air and water systems

    CPCPMS4023A

    Design compressed air systems

    CPCPWT4011B

    Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

    CPCPWT4022A

    Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

    CPCPWT4023A

    Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

    TAEDEL402

    Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

    Plumbing and services – Management stream

    BSBPMG407A

    Apply risk management techniques

    BSBPMG522

    Undertake project work

    BSBSMB407

    Manage a small team

    BSBLDR402

    Lead effective workplace relationships

    CPCCBC4008B

    Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

    CPCCBC4009B

    Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

    CPCCBC4017A

    Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

    CPCCBC4019A

    Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

    CPCCBC4020A

    Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

    CPCCBC4021A

    Minimise waste on the building and construction site

    CPCCBC4026A

    Arrange building applications and approvals

    CPCPCM4013A

    Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

    CPCPCM4014A

    Prepare simple sketches and drawings

    CPCPDR4011B

    Design and size sanitary drainage systems

    CPCPDR4012B

    Design and size stormwater drainage systems

    CPCPDR4013B

    Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

    CPCPFS4024A

    Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

    CPCPGS4011C

    Design and size consumer gas installations

    CPCPGS4022A

    Service Type A gas appliances

    CPCPGS4023B

    Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

    CPCPMS4011B

    Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

    CPCPMS4022A

    Commission air and water systems

    CPCPRF4011B

    Design and size roof drainage systems

    CPCPSN4011B

    Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

    CPCPWT4011B

    Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

    CPCPWT4022A

    Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

    CPCPWT4023A

    Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

    TAEDEL402

    Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

    Plumbing and services – Operations stream

    BSBCUS301

    Deliver and monitor a service to customers

    CPCCBC4019A

    Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

    CPCCBC4020A

    Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

    CPCCBC4021A

    Minimise waste on the building and construction site

    CPCCBC4034A

    Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

    CPCPFS4024A

    Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

    CPCPGS4022A

    Service Type A gas appliances

    CPCPGS4023B

    Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

    CPCPMS4011B

    Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

    CPCPMS4022A

    Commission air and water systems

    CPCPMS4023A

    Design compressed air systems

    CPCPWT4022A

    Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

    CPCPWT4023A

    Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

    Plumbing and services – Hydraulic services design stream

    BSBPMG407A

    Apply risk management techniques

    BSBPMG522

    Undertake project work

    BSBSMB407

    Manage a small team

    BSBLDR402

    Lead effective workplace relationships

    CPCPCM4013A

    Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

    CPCPCM4014A

    Prepare simple sketches and drawings

    CPCPFS4024A

    Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

    CPCPGS4011C

    Design and size consumer gas installations

    TAEDEL402

    Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

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    The following occupations relate to this qualification.

    Pumbing Supervisor
    The following industry sectors relate to this qualification.

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    Student outcomes for Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

    These are the outcomes of graduates surveyed six months after completing their training for Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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    Technicians and Trades Workers
    88 %

    Construction Trades Workers

    Of those employed after training, were in the same occupation as their course.
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    90.7%
    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Median salary of those employed in their first full-time job
    (includes those employed prior to training)

    $66,400

    $55,900

    $52,100


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    Employed or in further study after training (%) 97.3 94.9 91.4
    Employment outcomes:
    Employed (%)
    Full-time (%)
    Part-time (%)
     
    96.4
    89.3
    6.3*
     
    92.1
    80.4
    11.6
     
    84.2
    55.2
    28.7
    Further study outcomes:
    Enrolled at University (%)
    Enrolled at TAFE (%)
    Enrolled at Other provider (%)
     
    -
    17.9
    14.3
     
    2.1*
    4.6*
    15.3
     
    7.7
    8.5
    15.4
    Satisfied with the training (%) 87.7 77.7 85.6
    Received job-related benefits from training (%) 78.5 69.3 62.4
    Received personal benefits from training (%) 94.6 88.1 90.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) 92.9 86.9 84.7
    Recommend the training to other (%) 99.1 89.3 90.4

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    Median salary (Full-time) ($) 66,400 55 900 52 100
    Top Occupations (%):
    Technicians and Trades Workers
     
    90.7
     
    72.7
     
    22.4
    Top Industries (%):
    Construction
     
    91.7
     
    77.8
     
    21.1

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    Employed after training (%) - 96.1 91.8
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 58 600 52 200
    Enrolled in further study (%) - 21.1 30
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 77.7 85.5
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 88.3 87.2

    Employment
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    Employed after training (%) - 42.4* 47.1
    Median salary (Employed full-time) ($) - 41 900 44 400
    Enrolled in further study ($) 33.9 36.2* 39.3
    Satisfied with the training (%) - 77.7 86.8
    Achieved main reason for undertaking training (%) - 76.1 73.3

    Please Note:
    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    * The estimate has a relative standard error greater than 25% and therefore should be used with caution.
    ** NCVER does not report on estimates based on less than 5 respondents because the estimates are unreliable.
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