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CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services~

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Duration Part-time: Delivered as VBA licences see below

Course description

Are you a plumber looking to gain one of the six specific plumbing licences set by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)? The Gordon can get you there!

To be eligible to apply for a VBA licence, you must complete the Business and Estimating stream, along with any of the specialist courses below.

Course in Plumbing - Business and Estimating
Course in Plumbing - Drainage
Course in Plumbing - Gas
Course in Plumbing - Mechanical
Course in Plumbing - Roofing
Course in Plumbing - Sanitary
Course in Plumbing - Water

These courses include an external VBA exam linked to your chosen area once you have completed your stream of choice.   

Take advantage of Job Trainer and Free TAFE! Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Job Trainer opportunity Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

This is a JobTrainer Priority Course. All students who meet the Skills First eligibility criteria can access free or reduced tuition fees for this course. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

~ This course is in transition.

The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Possible career outcomes

  • Licensed plumber

Applications & attendance

Applications for this course are not currently open.

Contact us Are you interested in The Gordon helping you to become a licenced plumber?  

 

Intake
Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss upcoming intakes.

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Certificate III in Plumbing and hold a relevant plumbing registration with the VBA
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3

In order to complete the VBA requirements and sit the licensing exam, you must be eligible for plumbing registration in the class you are seeking. The Plumbing Regulations 2018 introduced a minimum requirement that must be met in order for a registered plumber to apply for their plumbing licence. You will need an apprenticeship and two years of experience (after your apprenticeship) or six years of experience (if you have not completed an apprenticeship). See more information about the plumbing licence here.
 

  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Certificate III in Plumbing and hold a relevant plumbing registration with the VBA
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3

In order to complete the VBA requirements and sit the licensing exam, you must be eligible for plumbing registration in the class you are seeking. The Plumbing Regulations 2018 introduced a minimum requirement that must be met in order for a registered plumber to apply for their plumbing licence. You will need an apprenticeship and two years of experience (after your apprenticeship) or six years of experience (if you have not completed an apprenticeship). See more information about the plumbing licence here.
 

Selection mode

Core Units Code Hours
Carry out work-based risk control processes CPCPCM4011A 24
Design and size consumer gas installations CPCPGS4011C 60
Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems CPCPDR4013B 35
Design and size heated and cold water services and systems CPCPWT4011B 80
Design and size roof drainage systems CPCPRF4011B 60
Design and size sanitary drainage systems CPCPDR4011B 40
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems CPCPSN4011B 50
Design and size stormwater drainage systems CPCPDR4012B 45
Establish Legal And Risk Management Requirements Of Small Business BSBSMB401A 60
Estimate and cost work CPCPCM4012A 40
Identify Hazards And Assess OHS Risks BSBOHS403B 60
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCBC4012B 30
Elective Units Code Hours
Apply Codes And Standards To Building Trade And Services Contracting CPCCBC4034A 40
Commission air and water systems CPCPMS4022A 132
Deliver And Monitor A Service To Customers BSBCUS301B 35

 

Please note that the listed electives are delivered by The Gordon but you may not need to complete all of these units to successfully complete this qualification. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Written assignments
  • Exam

This course is eligible for Free TAFE!

Eligible Victorian students who elect to use their one Free TAFE opportunity will not incur any tuition fees. Material and resources fees still apply. Follow the link for further information and to check the eligibility criteria.

FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.62 per hour 951 AUD $590.00 AUD $12,645.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.09 per hour 951 AUD $2,939.00 AUD $12,645.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $15.56 per hour 951 AUD $14,798.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Education Levy AUD $142.65
Resource AUD $120.00 Once

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees ONLY.
The current years maximum VET Student Loan Course Cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 25/01/2023 4:00:39 PM
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