Certificate III in Plumbing

CPC32420

Course Overview

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Australian Apprenticeships
This course is available as an Australian Apprenticeship. The fee and duration of an Australian Apprenticeship may differ in each state or territory – view more details.
Description

This is a trade qualification for plumbers in residential, industrial and commercial workplaces who are responsible for assembling, installing and maintaining water services, sanitary plumbing and sanitary drainage, gas, roofing and mechanical services in both existing and new constructions.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Plumber
  • Plumber and drainer
  • Plumber and gasfitter
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof plumber
  • Mechanical services plumber.
  • The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

    Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

    This is a licenced occupation. State and territory jurisdictions may have different licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    NOTE: This course is more recent than the latest Student Outcomes Survey.

    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Architecture and Building field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate III).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Architecture and Building field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate III).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Architecture and Building field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate III).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Architecture and Building field (Certificate III) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    84.2%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Labourers

    7.9%

    Labourers
    Managers

    3.1%

    Managers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Architecture and Building field (Certificate III) are most often employed in:

    Construction

    90.2%

    Construction
    Manufacturing

    2.2%

    Manufacturing
    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

    1.5%

    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     

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    JobTrainer

    If you are leaving school or looking for work, you may be able to study a free or low-fee course through JobTrainer.

    For information on courses and occupations that may be available in your region, please select your state or territory.

    Subsidised Training

    State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
    Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

    VET Student Loans

    Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.


    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Construction, Plumbing and Services Career Pathway

    Certificate III in Plumbing is in the Architecture and Building Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Construction, Plumbing and Services.


    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Australian Apprenticeships


    Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship in the states and territories highlighted in blue on the map. For more information go to the Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website.

     


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