CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

CRICOS Code: 089368K

DESCRIPTION

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.

LICENSING/REGULATORY INFORMATION

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have completed a year 12 or equivalent level of secondary education.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 at the time of commencement.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

The course program stream as delivered by AISI (Plumbing and services – Operations stream) has an entry requirement of the completion of a relevant trade qualification or equivalent.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

International Student Entry: English Language level of IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent.

PATHWAY FROM THE QUALIFICATION

After achieving the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, candidates may undertake the CPC50412 Diploma of Plumbing and Services.

PACKAGING RULES

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

o 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.

COURSE STRUCTURE (As Delivered by Australian Industrial Systems Institute)

Core Units
  • BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks [Core Unit (Common)]
  • CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications [Core Unit (Common)]
  • CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes [Core Unit (Common)]
  • CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work [Core Unit (Common)]
  • BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems [Core Units (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
Elective Units
  • CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances [Elective (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices [Elective (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]
  • CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices [Elective (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)]

 

 

DURATION

52 weeks (20 hours per week, structured as 44 weeks full time face to face with 8 weeks breaks).

COURSE COMMENCEMENT

Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month

COURSE FEE

Tuition Fee: $15,750
Application Fee: $ 250 (Non-refundable)

CLIENT GROUPS

Fee for Service Students

ASSESSMENT

Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and examinations as scheduled, with test generally scheduled during normal class time.