Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services


This qualification provides an outcome for:

  • experienced fire operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Fire services stream)
  • experienced plumbing service operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Air conditioning and mechanical services stream)
  • plumbers who manage a plumbing business (Plumbing and services – Management stream)
  • specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)
  • specialist hydraulic consultants (Hydraulic services design stream).

Occupational titles may include:

  • Plumbing contractor
  • Fire services supervisor
  • Air conditioning technician
  • Specialist hydraulic designer.


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.

Entry Requirements:  contact BTA


Core units of competencyCommon
BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes
CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work
Plumbing and services – Operations stream
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Elective units of competency

BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets
CPCSUS4001A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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