CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification is delivered via apprenticeship only. The Certificate III in Plumbing gives you the skills you need to work as a licensed plumber. You will learn installation practices relating to low level building including waste disposal and drainage mechanical services gas fitting water supply and roof plumbing.


This qualification is delivered via apprenticeship only. You will gain employable skills but you will also be equipped with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area. You might like to think about a pathway into the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.


Certificate IV in Plumbing

Course Delivery

This qualification is offered as apprentice only delivery over a three year period. Classes commence in January or ongoing and are held in five day blocks for eight blocks per year of attendance at the Mildura and Swan Hill Campuses. with six stream students allow extra four weeks to complete their mechanical services units. This course is currently in transition; the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and further information will be provided upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Entry Requirements

Students must be currently employed as an apprentice signed up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider. Nominal apprenticeship duration is three years. Each student will undertake a PreTraining Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individuals existing skills and knowledge language literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

3 Years

Units & Assessment
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40 $52.00
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCCCM3001C Operate elevated work platforms 32 $41.60
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication 10 $15.00
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector 15 $19.50
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements 50 $65.00
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials 6 $15.00
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools 40 $52.00
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling 6 $15.00
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials 20 $26.00
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment 16 $20.80
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment 16 $20.80
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering 16 $20.80
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs 20 $26.00
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls 18 $23.40
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method 8 $15.00
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping 12 $15.60
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages 8 $15.00
CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants 20 $26.00
CPCPDR2023A Maintain effluent disinfection systems 4 $15.00
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems 15 $19.50
CPCPDR2025A Drain work site 5 $15.00
CPCPDR2026A Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures 4 $15.00
CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system 8 $15.00
CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems 30 $39.00
CPCPDR3023A Install on-site disposal systems 8 $15.00
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems 40 $52.00
CPCPFS3037A Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems 60 $78.00
CPCPGS3046A Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG systems in marine craft 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3049A Install Type A gas appliance flues 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3050A Install Type B gas appliance flues 4 $15.00
CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A gas appliances 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances 16 $20.80
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems 24 $31.20
CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres 22 $28.60
CPCPGS3060A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL 6 $15.00
CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances 30 $39.00
CPCPIG2021A Design domestic urban irrigation systems 5 $15.00
CPCPIG3021A Set out, install and commission irrigation systems 4 $15.00
CPCPIG3022A Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps 4 $15.00
CPCPMS2021A Assemble mechanical services components 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3031A Fabricate and install steel pressure piping 54 $70.20
CPCPMS3032A Select and fit insulation and sheathing 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3033A Install small bore heating systems 15 $19.50
CPCPMS3034A Install medical gas pipeline systems 24 $31.20
CPCPMS3035A Install and test ducting systems 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3036A Install air handling units 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3038A Install air conditioning control equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3039A Maintain mechanical services equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3040A Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems 20 $26.00
CPCPRF2022A Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding 16 $20.80
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water 10 $15.00
CPCPRF2024A Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures 8 $15.00
CPCPRF3021A Receive roofing materials 4 $15.00
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and install roof drainage components 48 $62.40
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and install external flashings 16 $20.80
CPCPRF3024A Install roof components 10 $15.00
CPCPRF3025A Install roof coverings to curved roof structures 12 $15.60
CPCPRF3026A Install composite roof systems 20 $26.00
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system 8 $15.00
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes 28 $36.40
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks 28 $36.40
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures 20 $26.00
CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities 8 $15.00
CPCPSN3026A Install sewerage pumpsets 8 $15.00
CPCPWT3020A Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply 12 $15.60
CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services 36 $46.80
CPCPWT3022A Install and adjust water service controls and devices 12 $15.60
CPCPWT3023A Install and commission water heating systems 25 $32.50
CPCPWT3024A Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment 10 $15.00
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets 8 $15.00
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services 16 $20.80
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply 6 $15.00
CPCPWT3028A Install water service 10 $15.00
CPCPWT3029A Install water pipe systems 12 $15.60
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support 8 $25.00
RIICCM210A Install trench support 16 $20.80
UEENEEJ102A Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40 $52.00
UEENEEJ105A Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems 70 $91.00
UEENEEJ172A Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems 60 $78.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

2023 2024
$857 $2,763 $2,912 $4,284 $5,712 $6,190 $6,938 $1,984 $6,472 $7,288

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice Only
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Apprentice
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Swan Hill Campus Part Time, Classroom, Full Year, School Based Apprentice