Become a licensed plumber and expand your employment opportunities in the field. When you complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, you'll be able to work on a broad range of plumbing jobs.
Career opportunities, include:
- This training satisfies the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority in issuing licences for those setting up and managing an independent plumbing business.
Pathways to further study:
- On completion of this course you will be eligible to sit the VBA (Victorian Building Authority) plumbing licensing exams.
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Studying the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services at Holmesglen
Featuring Victorian Building Authority Licence competencies, this Certificate IV program aligns with the needs of a plumbing contractor, offering a certificate to graduates in this category.
Students seeking a full certificate must complete 12 core units and 3 elective units.
The program can also serve plumbers who wish only to gain specific competencies in order to apply for individual categories of VBA licence. Those students must gain core competencies of Carry out work based risk control processes, Establish legal and risk requirement of small business, Costing and Estimating.
VBA licences may then include Water Supply, Roof plumbing, Drainage, Gasfitting, Mechanical and Sanitary Plumbing.
To receive this qualification you must complete 12 core units and 3 elective units.
Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.
||Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
||Carry out work-based risk control processes
||Estimate and cost work
||Design and size sanitary drainage systems
||Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Design and size stormwater drainage systems
||Design and size roof drainage systems
||Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
||Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
||Design and size consumer gas installations
||Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
||Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
||Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
||Service type A gas appliances
| Code || Name |
|BSBOHS403B||Identify hazards and assess OHS risks|
|CPCPCM4011A||Carry out work-based risk control processes|
|CPCPCM4012A||Estimate and cost work|
|CPCPDR4011B||Design and size sanitary drainage systems|
|BSBSMB401A||Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business|
|CPCCBC4012B||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCPDR4012B||Design and size stormwater drainage systems|
|CPCPRF4011B||Design and size roof drainage systems|
|CPCPMS4011B||Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems|
|CPCPDR4013B||Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems|
|CPCPGS4011C||Design and size consumer gas installations|
|CPCPSN4011B||Design and size sanitary plumbing systems|
|CPCPWT4011B||Design and size heated and cold water services and systems|
|CPCPWT4022A||Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices|
|CPCPGS4022A||Service type A gas appliances|
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.
Students must have completed a Certificate III in Plumbing and be a registered Plumber.
In drainage the unit CPCPDR4011B is a prerequisite to both CPCPDR4012B and CPCPDR 4013B.
Students wanting to study backflow CPCPWT4022B must first achieve competency in CPCPWT4011B
In Gas, students wanting to study CPCPGS4022A must first prove competency in CPCPGS4011C.
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.
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
On successful completion of 15 units, students will attain the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.
Successful completion of partial qualification students will attain a Statement of Attainment for relevant units.
How to apply
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.