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The Certificate III in Plumbing provides comprehensive training for all plumbing and gasfitting apprentices, and covers the practical and theoretical aspects of the industry.
You will gain skills in areas such as welding, water supply, drainage, sanitary, gasfitting, and roofing.
This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed plumbing and mechanical services facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on learning.
You will be taught by professional teachers who have all completed formal apprenticeships and have extensive experience in the plumbing industry.
At the commencement of the course, you will be trained in the basic skills associated with the plumbing industry, with a focus on developing your hands-on skills.
Once you have completed the basic skills aspect, you will move onto more advanced tasks.
Training is provided in five general plumbing streams that are relevant to the industry.
Students must be able to demonstrate competency in all units.
The areas studied within the general stream for the Certificate III in Plumbing are:
Water supply - design and installation of hot and cold water supply, including domestic fire services and irrigation
Sanitary - sanitary fixtures (baths, basins, sinks, etc), cold water services, flushometers, discharge pipes and water closets
Drainage - measuring and levelling, unvented branch drains, above ground drains, trench shoring and property drains
Gas services - combustion, flame adjustment, flueing, controls, fitting lines, appliances (such as space heaters and cookers), LP gas twin cylinder system, commissioning and hot water heaters
Roofing - flashing of pipe penetrations, eaves gutters, metal roofs, flashings, and collection and storage of water.
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards
Carry out WHS requirements
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Use plumbing hand and power tools
Handle and store plumbing materials
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
Carry out interactive workplace communication
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
Carry out simple concreting and rendering
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
Operate Elevated Work Platforms
Erect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding
Set out and install water services
Install and adjust water service controls and devices
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
Design domestic urban irrigation systems
Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
Size consumer gas piping systems
Install gas piping systems
Install and commission Type A gas appliances
Locate and clear blockages
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
Fabricate and install roof drainage components
Install composite roof systems
Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
Install and commission water heating systems
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
Receive roofing materials
Install pre-treatment facilities
Install sewerage pumpsets
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
Install Type A gas appliance flues
Collect and store roof water
Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures
Install domestic treatment plants
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
Install on-site disposal systems
Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
Install LPG systems in marine craft
Install gas pressure control equipment
Install Type B gas appliance flues
Maintain Type A gas appliances
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
Fabricate and install external flashings
Install roof coverings to curved roof structures
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
Install water pipe systems
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
| Code || Name |
|CPCPCM2043A||Carry out WHS requirements|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCPCM2046A||Use plumbing hand and power tools|
|CPCPCM2048A||Cut and join sheet metal|
|CPCPCM2045A||Handle and store plumbing materials|
|CPCPCM2052A||Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment|
|CPCPCM2049A||Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment|
|CPCPCM2053A||Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment|
|CPCPCM2040A||Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities|
|CPCPCM2050A||Mark out materials|
|CPCPCM2041A||Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector|
|CPCPCM2039A||Carry out interactive workplace communication|
|CPCPCM3023A||Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping|
|CPCPCM2047A||Carry out levelling|
|CPCPCM2054A||Carry out simple concreting and rendering|
|RIICCM210A||Install Trench Support|
|CPCPCM3022A||Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method|
|CPCPCM3021A||Flash penetrations through roofs and walls|
|CPCPCM2055A||Work safely on roofs|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work Safely At Heights|
|HLTFA211A||Provide Basic Emergency Life Support|
|CPCCCM3001C||Operate Elevated Work Platforms|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding|
|CPCPWT3028A||Install water service|
|CPCPWT3021A||Set out and install water services|
|CPCPWT3022A||Install and adjust water service controls and devices|
|CPCPWT3025A||Install water pumpsets|
|CPCPWT3020A||Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply|
|CPCPWT3027A||Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply|
|CPCPIG2021A||Design domestic urban irrigation systems|
|CPCPIG3021A||Set out, install and commission irrigation systems|
|CPCPIG3022A||Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps|
|CPCPSN3022A||Install discharge pipes|
|CPCPSN3024A||Install and fit off sanitary fixtures|
|CPCPGS3057A||Size consumer gas piping systems|
|CPCPGS3056A||Install gas piping systems|
|CPCPGS3061A||Install and commission Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPDR2021A||Locate and clear blockages|
|CPCPDR3021A||Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system|
|CPCPDR3022A||Install below ground sanitary drainage systems|
|CPCPRF2022A||Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding|
|CPCPRF3022A||Fabricate and install roof drainage components|
|CPCPRF3026A||Install composite roof systems|
|CPCPWT3026A||Fit off and commission heated and cold water services|
|CPCPWT3023A||Install and commission water heating systems|
|CPCPWT3024A||Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment|
|CPCPRF3021A||Receive roofing materials|
|CPCPSN3025A||Install pre-treatment facilities|
|CPCPSN3026A||Install sewerage pumpsets|
|CPCPGS3054A||Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPGS3049A||Install Type A gas appliance flues|
|CPCPGS3051A||Purge consumer piping|
|CPCPRF2023A||Collect and store roof water|
|CPCPRF2024A||Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures|
|CPCPDR2022A||Install domestic treatment plants|
|CPCPDR2023A||Maintain effluent disinfection systems|
|CPCPDR2024A||Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems|
|CPCPDR2025A||Drain work site|
|CPCPDR2026A||Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures|
|CPCPDR3023A||Install on-site disposal systems|
|CPCPFS3037A||Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems|
|CPCPGS3059A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres|
|CPCPGS3060A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL|
|CPCPGS3046A||Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces|
|CPCPGS3047A||Install LPG systems in marine craft|
|CPCPGS3048A||Install gas pressure control equipment|
|CPCPGS3050A||Install Type B gas appliance flues|
|CPCPGS3052A||Maintain Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPGS3053A||Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances|
|CPCPRF3023A||Fabricate and install external flashings|
|CPCPRF3024A||Install roof components|
|CPCPRF3025A||Install roof coverings to curved roof structures|
|CPCPSN3011B||Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system|
|CPCPSN3023A||Fabricate and install sanitary stacks|
|CPCPWT3029A||Install water pipe systems|
|CPCPFS3031A||Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems|
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Training agreement with a registered employer from the plumbing industry. Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship program in a related field.
RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.
Graduates may pursue further studies by undertaking a CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Plumbing Licence Training), welding certificates and a range of plumbing fee-for-service courses.
General plumber - domestic and commercial
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
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Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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