CPC32420 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.


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

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice must have a registered training contract.

Expected Time to Complete

4 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCM2012 Work safely at heights 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2039 Carry out interactive workplace communication 10 $15.00
CPCPCM2040 Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials 28 $36.40
CPCPCM2041 Work effectively in the plumbing services sector 15 $19.50
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements 50 $65.00
CPCPCM2045 Handle and store plumbing materials 6 $15.00
CPCPCM2046 Use plumbing hand and power tools 40 $52.00
CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling 6 $15.00
CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2054 Carry out simple concreting and rendering 16 $20.80
CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs 20 $26.00
CPCPCM3021 Flash penetrations through roofs and walls 18 $23.40
CPCPCM3022 Weld polymer pipes using fusion method 8 $15.00
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping 12 $15.60
CPCPCM3024 Prepare simple drawings 20 $26.00
CPCPCM3025 Install trench support 16 $20.80
CPCPDR2021 Locate and clear blockages 8 $15.00
CPCPDR2025 Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site 20 $26.00
CPCPDR2026 Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers 4 $15.00
CPCPDR3021 Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems 38 $49.40
CPCPDR3023 Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems 25 $32.50
CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems 25 $52.00
CPCPGS3048 Install gas pressure control equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3049 Install gas appliance flues 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3051 Purge consumer piping 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances 16 $20.80
CPCPGS3054 Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances 8 $15.00
CPCPGS3056 Size and install consumer gas piping systems 32 $41.60
CPCPGS3059 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres 22 $28.60
CPCPGS3061 Install and commission Type A gas appliances 30 $39.00
CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water 10 $15.00
CPCPRF3022 Fabricate and install roof drainage systems 48 $62.40
CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings 16 $20.80
CPCPRF3024 Install roof components 10 $15.00
CPCPSN3011 Plan the layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system and fabricate and install sanitary stacks 36 $46.80
CPCPSN3022 Install discharge pipes 28 $36.40
CPCPWT3020 Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply 12 $15.60
CPCPWT3021 Set out and install water services 36 $46.80
CPCPWT3022 Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices 35 $45.50
CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets 8 $15.00
CPCPWT3026 Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls 36 $46.80
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices 6 $15.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CPCCCM2008 Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40 $52.00
CPCCCM3001 Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres 32 $41.60
CPCCWC2001 Complete penetrations and flashings 20 $26.00
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $26.00
CPCPCM2049 Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPCM2052 Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment 16 $20.80
CPCPCM2053 Weld using metal arc welding equipment 16 $20.80
CPCPFS3037 Install residential life safety sprinkler systems 60 $78.00
CPCPFS3038 Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations 60 $78.00
CPCPGS3046 Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3047 Install LPG systems in marine craft 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3052 Maintain Type A gas appliances 12 $15.60
CPCPGS3060 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8 kl 4 $15.00
CPCPIG2021 Design domestic urban irrigation systems 5 $15.00
CPCPIG3021 Set out, install and commission irrigation systems 4 $15.00
CPCPIG3022 Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps 4 $15.00
CPCPMS2021 Assemble mechanical services components 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3031 Fabricate and install steel pressure piping 54 $70.20
CPCPMS3032 Select and fit insulation and sheathing 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3033 Install small bore heating systems 15 $19.50
CPCPMS3034 Install and test medical gas pipeline systems 24 $31.20
CPCPMS3035 Install and test ducting systems 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3036 Install air handling units 12 $15.60
CPCPMS3038 Install air conditioning control equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3039 Maintain mechanical services equipment 8 $15.00
CPCPMS3040 Install and commission evaporative air cooling systems 20 $26.00
CPCPMS3041 Install domestic solid fuel burning appliances 20 $26.00
CPCPRF2022 Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding 30 $39.00
CPCPRF3021 Receive roofing materials 4 $15.00
CPCPRF3025 Install roof coverings to curved roof structures 12 $15.60
CPCPRF3026 Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings 30 $39.00
CPCPSN3025 Install pre-treatment facilities 8 $15.00
CPCPSN3026 Install sewerage pumpsets 8 $15.00
CPCPWT3024 Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment 10 $15.00
CPCPWT3028 Install property service 10 $15.00
CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems 12 $15.60
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces 30 $30.00
UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20 $26.00
UEERA0049 Install and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems 70 $91.00
UEERA0059 Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings 40 $52.00
UEERA0064 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

Government Subsidised $6,111
Concession $1,622
Apprenticeship $5,420
Apprenticeship Concession $1,622
Self-Funded $7,377

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
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