Certificate III in Plumbing
CRICOS Code: 106693G | Course Code: CPC32420
This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.
International Student Entry: English Language level of IELTS 5.5 or its equivalent.
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.
Licensing & Regulatory Information:
The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) regulates plumbers, plumbing work and plumbing standards.
The Victorian Plumbing Regulations 2018 (the Regulations) define ten main classes of plumbing work and five specialised classes.
To lawfully carry out plumbing work in one or more of these classes in Victoria, you must be one of the following:
Specialist or restricted classes.
The process is different for specialised and restricted classes of plumbing.
For specialised classes, you will need to hold registration or licence in the relevant parent class. For restricted classes, you must have completed the relevant education pathway or hold equivalent knowledge and skills.
Plumbing practitioners also need to satisfy the Qualifications and Experience Review Committee (QERC) they are competent to carry out work in that class of plumbing. This requires an interview and assessment.
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.
Application Fee: $250 (Non Refundable)
Safety Equipment: $200
Material Fees: $350
Tool Kit: $400 (Or student can provide their own)
Fee for Service:
Domestic and International.
52 weeks with a minimum of 20 hours per week of scheduled classes.
Monthly Intake commencing the first Monday of every month.
Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following six plumbing streams are required for award of this qualification.
The following units of competency are required for award of this qualification:
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.
Refer to here for further details and a full listing.
Further training pathways from this qualification may include other higher level Plumbing Qualifications such as CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services or other relevant qualifications.
Assessment comprises written assignments, tests and practical application projects. Students are required to attend tests and practical demonstration sessions as scheduled, with tests generally scheduled during normal class time. Students must demonstrate competence on a construction site.
Parts of this course will be conducted off-campus within a construction environment.