Certificate III in Plumbing

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Occupational titles may include:

Plumber

Plumber and drainer

Plumber and gasfitter

Gasfitter

Roof plumber.

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:

Stream 1 Water

Stream 2 Sanitary

Stream 3 Drainage

Stream 4 Mechanical services

Stream 5 Roofing

Stream 6 Gas services.

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.


Subjects

Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following six plumbing streams are required for award of this qualification.

Stream 1 Water and Stream 2 Sanitary are mandatory.

The following units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core units and 5 elective units from the water stream

and Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core units and 4 elective units from the sanitary stream.

Plus two of the following four streams:

Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream

Stream 4 Mechanical services: 4 core units and 11 elective units from the mechanical services stream

Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core units and 4 elective units from the roofing stream

Stream 6 Gas services: 12 core units and 5 elective units from the gas services stream

NB: Units of competency achieved in one stream count as credit for the same unit in the core or elective requirements for any other stream.

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

Water stream

add topic CPCPCM2039A

Carry out interactive workplace communication

add topic CPCPCM2040A

Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

add topic CPCPCM2041A

Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

add topic CPCPCM2043A

Carry out WHS requirements

add topic CPCPCM2045A

Handle and store plumbing materials

add topic CPCPCM2046A

Use plumbing hand and power tools

add topic CPCPCM2047A

Carry out levelling

add topic CPCPCM2050A

Mark out materials

add topic CPCPCM2052A

Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPCM2053A

Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

add topic CPCPCM2054A

Carry out simple concreting and rendering

add topic CPCPCM2055A

Work safely on roofs

add topic CPCPCM3021A

Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

add topic CPCPCM3022A

Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

add topic CPCPCM3023A

Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

add topic CPCPFS3031A

Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems

add topic CPCPWT3020A

Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply

add topic CPCPWT3021A

Set out and install water services

add topic CPCPWT3022A

Install and adjust water service controls and devices

add topic CPCPWT3023A

Install and commission water heating systems

add topic CPCPWT3025A

Install water pumpsets

add topic CPCPWT3026A

Fit off and commission heated and cold water services

add topic CPCPWT3027A

Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

add topic HLTFA211A

Provide basic emergency life support

Sanitary stream

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPDR2021A

Locate and clear blockages

add topic CPCPSN3011B

Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

add topic CPCPSN3022A

Install discharge pipes

add topic CPCPSN3023A

Fabricate and install sanitary stacks

add topic CPCPSN3024A

Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

Drainage stream

add topic CPCPDR2021A

Locate and clear blockages

add topic CPCPDR2022A

Install domestic treatment plants

add topic CPCPDR2024A

Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

add topic CPCPDR2025A

Drain work site

add topic CPCPDR2026A

Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

add topic CPCPDR3021A

Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

add topic CPCPDR3022A

Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

add topic CPCPDR3023A

Install on-site disposal systems

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Mechanical services stream

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPMS2021A

Assemble mechanical services components

add topic CPCPMS3031A

Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

add topic CPCPMS3033A

Install small bore heating systems

Roofing stream

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPRF2022A

Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding

add topic CPCPRF2023A

Collect and store roof water

add topic CPCPRF3021A

Receive roofing materials

add topic CPCPRF3022A

Fabricate and install roof drainage components

add topic CPCPRF3023A

Fabricate and install external flashings

add topic CPCPRF3024A

Install roof components

add topic CPCPRF3026A

Install composite roof systems

Gas services stream

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPGS3046A

Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

add topic CPCPGS3047A

Install LPG systems in marine craft

add topic CPCPGS3048A

Install gas pressure control equipment

add topic CPCPGS3049A

Install Type A gas appliance flues

add topic CPCPGS3051A

Purge consumer piping

add topic CPCPGS3053A

Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

add topic CPCPGS3054A

Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

add topic CPCPGS3056A

Install gas piping systems

add topic CPCPGS3057A

Size consumer gas piping systems

add topic CPCPGS3058A

Install and commission Type A gas appliances

add topic CPCPGS3059A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

Elective units

Water stream

add topic AHCIRG306A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPFS2022A

Install portable fire equipment

add topic CPCPFS3033A

Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment

add topic CPCPFS3034A

Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms

add topic CPCPFS3037A

Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems

add topic CPCPFS3038A

Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations

add topic CPCPIG2021A

Design domestic urban irrigation systems

add topic CPCPIG3021A

Set out, install and commission irrigation systems

add topic CPCPIG3022A

Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps

add topic CPCPMS3031A

Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

add topic CPCPMS3032A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

add topic CPCPMS3033A

Install small bore heating systems

add topic CPCPMS3040A

Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems

add topic CPCPRF2023A

Collect and store roof water

add topic CPCPWT3024A

Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment

add topic CPCPWT3028A

Install water services

add topic CPCPWT3029A

Install water pipe systems

add topic CPCPWT3030A

Install home fire sprinkler systems

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

add topic MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Sanitary stream

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPDR2022A

Install domestic treatment plants

add topic CPCPDR2023A

Maintain effluent disinfection systems

add topic CPCPDR2024A

Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

add topic CPCPDR2025A

Drain work site

add topic CPCPDR2026A

Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

add topic CPCPDR3022A

Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

add topic CPCPDR3023A

Install on-site disposal systems

add topic CPCPMS3032A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

add topic CPCPSN3025A

Install pre-treatment facilities

add topic CPCPSN3026A

Install sewerage pumpsets

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Drainage stream

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPDR2023A

Maintain effluent disinfection systems

add topic CPCPSN3025A

Install pre-treatment facilities

add topic CPCPWT3029A

Install water pipe systems

Mechanical services stream

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPMS3032A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

add topic CPCPMS3034A

Install medical gas pipeline systems

add topic CPCPMS3035A

Install and test ducting systems

add topic CPCPMS3036A

Install air handling units

add topic CPCPMS3037A

Install and test split system air conditioning

add topic CPCPMS3038A

Install air conditioning control equipment

add topic CPCPMS3039A

Maintain mechanical services equipment

add topic CPCPMS3040A

Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems

add topic CPCPMS3041A

Install domestic solid fuel burning appliances

add topic CPCPRF3023A

Fabricate and install external flashings

add topic MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic MEM10009B

Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment

add topic MEM10010B

Install pipework and pipework assemblies

add topic MEM18086B

Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Roofing stream

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPRF2024A

Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures

add topic CPCPRF3025A

Install roof coverings to curved roof structures

add topic MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

add topic RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Gas services stream

add topic CPCCCM2008B

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

add topic CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

add topic CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

add topic CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

add topic CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

add topic CPCPGS3050A

Install Type B gas appliance flues

add topic CPCPGS3052A

Maintain Type A gas appliances

add topic CPCPGS3055A

Install gas sub-meters

add topic CPCPGS3060A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL

add topic CPCPMS2021A

Assemble mechanical services components

add topic CPCPMS3031


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information


Employability Skills

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:

Communication

Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:

Clear and direct communication

Active listening

Verbal and non-verbal language

Questioning to identify and confirm requirements

Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences

Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons

Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:

Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements

Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)

Codes and standards

Plans, drawings and specifications

Schedules

Load tables

Designs

Safety signs and symbols

Organisational policies and procedures

Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language

Uses industry-accepted visual communications, including hand signals

Reports and records routine workplace and regulatory information including test data

Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required

Reports and records hazards and risks

Teamwork

Works as part of a team

Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members

Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance

Works with others to plan and sequence tasks

Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members

Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities

Participates in workplace meetings

Problem solving

Responds effectively to hazards, risks, emergencies and first aid situations

Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects

Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial actions and/or reports to supervisor

Performance tests penetration to ensure correct fit and remedies as required

Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment

Locates and clears plumbing blockages

Tests systems and services

Calculates water flow rates, ventilation requirements and gas storage capacity

Rectifies incorrect roofing installations

Assesses roof work site safety

Locates and repairs gas leaks

Initiative and enterprise

Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods

Responds to change and workplace challenges

Designs domestic irrigation systems

Designs and fabricates roof coverings

Determines requirements for heating system installations, roof water storage, medical gas pipeline systems, appliance installations, flue installations, and gas piping system purging

Planning and organising

Prepares work area

Identifies and obtains necessary documentation

Collects, analyses and organises workplace information

Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment

Carries out site inspections

Determines material quantity requirements and conformity to requirements

Coordinates delivery of materials

Fabricates, sets out, installs and commissions components, equipment and systems

Plans drainage system layouts

Prioritises and sequences tasks

Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management

Recognises obligations and accepts responsibility for own work and safety

Recognises quality requirements and completes work to expected standard

Identifies personal career development needs and sets own and team work goals

Participates in workplace induction

Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment

Seeks support to improve work performance

Learning

Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required

Is open to learning new ideas and techniques

Participates in workplace induction

Technology

Uses electricity and electrical equipment safely

Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely

Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment

Identifies technological trends that may affect the plumbing and services sector

Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on tools and equipment

Performs tools, equipment and systems maintenance as required

Installs and adjusts a range of water service and gas controlling and regulating devices, as well as a variety of plumbing related pumps, systems, components and appliances

Installs, tests and maintains fire protection installations and component assemblies, domestic sprinkler systems, heating ventilation, and air conditioning and air cooling systems