Certificate III in Plumbing

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 17 Jul 2017
 –   Gymea
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    Course description and aims

    Successful completion in this course provides a specialist qualification in
    CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing, specialising in Drainage and Gas Services.

    For a specialisation in Drainage and Roofing, refer to TAFE NSW course 12532.
    For other alternatives in this qualification, refer to TAFE NSW course 12534.

    Please contact your local college for further information.

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

    The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that
    cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist
    - Stream 1 Water
    - Stream 2 Sanitary
    - Stream 3 Drainage
    - Stream 6 Gas services.

    (Stream 4 Mechanical services and Stream 5 Roofing are excluded from this course
    because it is a specialist pathway for Drainage and 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.

    Pathways Information
    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

    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.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Plumber, Plumber and drainer, Plumber and gasfitter, Gasfitter.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    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.

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    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 17 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:

    You must attend a compulsory course orientation/information session on Wednesday, 21 June, from 9:00am to 5:30pm at Sutherland College, Gymea Campus, Corner of Hotham Road & Kingsway, building C, level 2, room 2 and bring a copy of your training plan or letter of intent from your employer.

    On Wednesday 21 June 2017 you will receive information on class start date/timetable and course requirements.

    Please contact the section on 9710 5089 if you cannot attend this day.

    Indicative timetable:

    Attendance can be negotiated so that it best suits you and your employer. Common attendance modes include going to class one day per week (part-time), or attending a block of classes e.g. three weeks of full-time study, three or four times

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE.

    The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CPCPGS3054ACalculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances8
    CPCPCM2039ACarry out interactive workplace communication10
    CPCPCM2047ACarry out levelling6
    CPCPCM2054ACarry out simple concreting and rendering16
    CPCPCM2043ACarry out WHS requirements36
    CPCPRF2023ACollect and store roof water6
    CPCPWT3020AConnect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply16
    CPCPWT3027AConnect irrigation systems from drinking water supply6
    CPCPCM2048ACut and join sheet metal8
    CPCPGS3053ADisconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances16
    CPCPDR2025ADrain work site4
    CPCPFS3031AFabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems40
    CPCPCM3023AFabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping12
    CPCPSN3023AFabricate and install sanitary stacks28
    CPCPMS3031AFabricate and install steel pressure piping50
    CPCPWT3026AFit off and commission heated and cold water services16
    CPCPCM3021AFlash penetrations through roofs and walls18
    CPCPCM2045AHandle and store plumbing materials6
    CPCPWT3022AInstall and adjust water service controls and devices12
    CPCPGS3061AInstall and commission Type A gas appliances20
    CPCPWT3023AInstall and commission water heating systems22
    CPCPSN3024AInstall and fit off sanitary fixtures20
    CPCPDR3022AInstall below ground sanitary drainage systems26
    CPCPSN3022AInstall discharge pipes28
    CPCPFS3037AInstall domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems60
    CPCPDR2022AInstall domestic treatment plants16
    CPCPGS3056AInstall gas piping systems24
    CPCPGS3048AInstall gas pressure control equipment8
    CPCPGS3055AInstall gas sub-meters4
    CPCPGS3059AInstall LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres4
    CPCPGS3046AInstall LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces16
    CPCPGS3047AInstall LPG systems in marine craft16
    CPCPDR3023AInstall on-site disposal systems8
    CPCPSN3025AInstall pre-treatment facilities8
    CPCPDR2026AInstall prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures4
    CPCPDR2024AInstall stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems8
    RIICCM210DInstall trench support30
    CPCPGS3049AInstall Type A gas appliance flues12
    CPCPGS3050AInstall Type B gas appliance flues4
    CPCPWT3025AInstall water pumpsets8
    CPCPDR2021ALocate and clear blockages8
    CPCPDR2023AMaintain effluent disinfection systems4
    CPCPGS3052AMaintain Type A gas appliances8
    CPCPCM2050AMark out materials20
    CPCPDR3021APlan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system8
    CPCPSN3011BPlan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system8
    CPCPGS3051APurge consumer piping8
    CPCPCM2040ARead plans and calculate plumbing quantities8
    CPCPWT3021ASet out and install water services36
    CPCPGS3057ASize consumer gas piping systems8
    CPCPCM2046AUse plumbing hand and power tools40
    CPCPCM3022AWeld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method16
    CPCPCM2053AWeld using manual metal arc welding equipment16
    CPCPCM2052AWeld using oxy-acetylene equipment16
    CPCPCM2041AWork effectively in the plumbing and services sector12
    CPCPCM2055AWork safely on roofs32



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