Certificate III in Plumbing

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

This qualification provides a trade outcome in Plumbing.


Occupational titles may include:


Wall and ceiling liner.

The qualification has core unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the construction industry, as well as two specialist fields of work.


The construction 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 CPCCWHS1001A covers this requirement.


Entry Requirement


This RPL and skills recognition program is available to worker with local experience or local students that have completed partial studies in Australia. We also have programs to help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience
  • Hold a current General Construction Induction (White) Card
  • Candidate must ensure required worksite, Plumbing tools, equipment, materials available for your RPL assessment



With the guidance of our dedicated assessors you can gain your qualification within a relatively short period of time. The RPL evidence process will normally take between 4 – 8 weeks after BTA completed the Free Pre- Enrollment Review depending on your chosen qualification and how quickly you gather your RPL evidence.



Depend on application

  • Anywhere in Australia
  • The RPL assessment include workplace observation, and will conduct at candidate’s jobsite.


Assessment condition

This qualification could be assessed in the workplace or a close simulation of the workplace environment, provided that simulated or project-based assessment techniques fully replicate construction workplace conditions, materials, activities, responsibilities and procedures.



Mode of Delivery

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Pathway – this pathway involves assessment only, assessing evidence of existing skills and knowledge against the competency standards.

Click here to learn more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).




Whilst there are no formal pre-requisites for this program, experience in the building and construction industry as well as a basic knowledge of the BCA and other standards is required.


Assessment via interview and portfolio of evidence is available to participants with relevant workplace experience in an building and construction environment.



  • Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services


Student Information

For more details and student obligations, services provided and general information pertaining to your chosen course refer to the student information handbook


Cost For RPL

Please Refer to candidate application pack


Unit of Competency


Core Units

CPCPCM2039A  Carry out interactive workplace communication

CPCPCM2040A  Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

CPCPCM2041A  Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

CPCPCM2043A  Carry out WHS requirements

CPCPCM2045A  Handle and store plumbing materials

CPCPCM2046A  Use plumbing hand and power tools

CPCPCM2047A  Carry out levelling

CPCPCM2050A  Mark out materials

CPCPCM2052A  Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

CPCPCM2053A  Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

CPCPCM2054A  Carry out simple concreting and rendering

CPCPCM2055A  Work safely on roofs

CPCPCM3021A  Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

CPCPCM3022A  Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

CPCPCM3023A  Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

CPCPFS3031A    Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems

CPCPWT3020A   Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply

CPCPWT3021A   Set out and install water services

CPCPWT3022A   Install and adjust water service controls and devices

CPCPWT3023A   Install and commission water heating systems

CPCPWT3025A   Install water pumpsets

CPCPWT3026A   Fit off and commission heated and cold water services

CPCPWT3027A   Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

HLTFA211A          Provide basic emergency life support

CPCPCM2048A  Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPDR2021A   Locate and clear blockages

CPCPSN3011B   Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

CPCPSN3022A   Install discharge pipes

CPCPSN3023A   Fabricate and install sanitary stacks

CPCPSN3024A   Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

CPCPDR2021A   Locate and clear blockages

CPCPDR2022A   Install domestic treatment plants

CPCPDR2024A   Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

CPCPDR2025A   Drain work site

CPCPDR2026A   Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

CPCPDR3021A   Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

CPCPDR3022A   Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR3023A   Install on-site disposal systems

RIICCM210A        Install trench support (Gas Elective)

CPCPCM2048A  Cut and join sheet metal  (Water Elective Drainage elective)

CPCPGS3046A   Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

CPCPGS3047A   Install LPG systems in marine craft

CPCPGS3048A   Install gas pressure control equipment

CPCPGS3049A   Install Type A gas appliance flues

CPCPGS3051A   Purge consumer piping

CPCPGS3053A   Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3054A   Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3056A   Install gas piping systems

CPCPGS3057A   Size consumer gas piping systems

CPCPGS3059A   Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

CPCPGS3061A   Install and commission Type A gas appliances

Elective Units

CPCCCM2010B  Work safely at heights

(water elective, sanitary elective, gas elective)

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

(water elective, sanitary elective, gas elective)

CPCCST2005A   Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

(water elective, sanitary elective, drainage elective, gas elective)

CPCPCM2049A  Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

(water elective, sanitary elective, drainage elective, gas elective)


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