This qualification reflects the role of an experienced plumbing service operator with advanced technical skills and/or responsibility for project design and supervision; or a hydraulic consultant responsible for designing hydraulic components and systems that meet client requirements and help in effective water management in domestic, commercial and industry contexts.
The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
This is a licenced occupation in some jurisdictions. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements may vary between states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
Typically, 0.5 – 1.0 years and may vary on individual applicants’ circumstances
This is program is delivered in a blended combination of classroom-based, CiRT and self-directed learning.
For the award of the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) electives are to be completed as follows:
- 15 units of competency:
- 10 core units
- at least 1 elective from Group B
- the remaining 4 elective units from Group A or Group B
- 2 units may be replaced by units from other Training Packages or nationally accredited courses at Certificate IV level and above, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBESB402||Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures|
|CPCCBC4012||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCPCM4011||Carry out work-based risk control processes|
|CPCPCM4012||Estimate and cost work|
|CPCPCM4015||Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry|
|CPCPDR4011||Design and size sanitary drainage systems|
|CPCPDR4012||Design and size stormwater drainage systems|
|CPCPGS4011||Design and size consumer gas installations|
|CPCPSN4011||Design and size sanitary plumbing systems|
|CPCPWT4011||Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems|
The electives selected for the qualification are the following
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|CPCCBC4002||Manage work health and safety in the building & construction workplace|
|CPCCBC4024||Resolve business disputes|
|CPCPCM2043||Carry out WHS requirements|
|CPCPDR4013||Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems|
|CPCPRF4011||Design and size roof drainage systems|
For CPCCBC5018 Apply structural principles to the construction of buildings up to 3 storeys the following pre-requisite applies
- CPCCBC5001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Type B construction
- CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9, Type C buildings
For CPCCBC4010 Apply structural principles to residential and commercial constructions the following pre-requisite applies
- CPCCBC4053 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 2 to 9 Type C buildings
- CPCCBC4001 Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for Class 1 and 10 buildings
For the operations stream, a candidate must hold a Certificate III in Plumbing or be authorised to undertake plumbing work by an Australian regulator/licensing body
Minimum technology Requirements
- Have access to a TECHkit and basic understanding with the following minimum requirements for the full duration of this qualification.
- Tablet or laptop device
- Access to the Internet wirelessly
- Device is able to install 1. A Mac, Window, Vista, IOS or android operating systems,
- Google account or gmail
Prospective learners will be required to go through a formal face to face and/ or CiRT Interview with one of our Learning Pathway Advisors to establish whether the desired course is the correct qualification for their career path/job prospects.
Applicants who have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification are not required to complete a LLN Assessment.
As part of the Pre-training interview process with a prospective learner, a digital literacy evaluation will be conducted (PC Skills) to ensure that they will be successfully able to complete a course with an online component.
This includes but not limited to:
- The ability to logon to a computer
- Access emails and click a link within an email.
- Login into an online database (LLN Tool)
- Use a mouse and keyboard.
- Read and respond to online text.
Candidates who meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation would be considered to meet PC Literacy requirements
Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements for LLN evaluation will be evaluated individually.
This qualification is suitable for an Australian Traineeship pathway
An LLN test will be provided in the application journey to determin your level in language, literacy, and numeracy, and whether extra support will be needed for your to complete this course. If you have completed an Australia Year 12 qualification you will not be required to complete an LLN test.
The assessment process will include the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the learner’s competency as demonstrated in the workplace and underpinning knowledge in theory-based assessments.
Trainers will be provided with detailed instructions to assessment requirements for each unit. (The specific methods for each Unit of Competency are identified within this document under ‘Evidence Gathering Techniques’; further detail is available in the Assessor Assessment Guide).
This is a competency-based program, assessment occurs throughout the entire program until the learner either achieves competency in the assessment tasks or any further training needs are identified and addressed.
Assessment arrangements are learner’s, classroom and CiRT
Refer to the section on Evidence Gathering techniques
Upon successful completion of all 10 core units and 5 elective units in this course of study, learners will be awarded the qualification CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations). The issuance of this qualification is subject to:
- All fees and charges paid in accordance with Avante Education Fees, Charges, Refund Policy
- USI Number disclosure and verification
- VSN Number disclosure and verification (if applicable)
Avante Education has a policy to acknowledge formal Statements of Attainments issued by another RTO.
Where learners have made an application for Credit Transfer on any of the equivalent units in this qualification, credit will be granted, and the learner will not be required to repeat the training in those units where application has been made and credit has been granted.
The competencies in this qualification may be attained through the process of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). RPL takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities will be identified and addressed during the pre-training interview process.
Learners will also be provided with an RPL Candidate guide to assist the learner in identifying any Recognition of Prior Learning either through previous training, work, or life experience or to how to prepare a portfolio of evidence.
At Avante Education we believe that your course should be tailored for you. Our pre-enrolment process will take you on a personal journey and allows you to be part of the process.
1. Us getting to know you…
- Who you are, your prior work experience (if any)
- Your learning preferences
- Your career aspirations
- How much time you have available to complete your course
- The best learning environment suited for you at your workplace or on campus
- How much support you will need with language, literacy, numeracy skills and computer skills
2. Thanks to your contribution we can now provide you with a tailored course plan which includes…
- Key course information
- Delivery schedule adjustments for any approved course credits that may reduce your length of training
- Delivery and assessment proposed dates
- Delivery and assessment methods
- Minimum technology requirements
- Statement of fees indicating all fees, government subsidies (if eligible), and options of payment
- Terms & Conditions
3. After these formalities you will be prepared for your commencement and…
- Be invited to join an induction to go through some best practice protocols for a successful learning journey
- Be acquantied with your Trainer
- Be provided access to your digital learner portal
4. You are now ready to…
- Join your own personally designed learning program on course commencement date
This course is delivered in the following locations
Our Virtual Classroom delivery option enables you to have a study location which is flexible to your current lifestyle and situation.
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This is our standard fee based on a full program enrolment. Program fees vary based on each individual’s enrolment details. Final course fees are offered after an individual assessment. For more information click here
|Digital Learner Resources1||TBA|
- 1 – Accessing the learner resources can either be digital (online access via a personal computer or mobile device) or hardcopy (printed learner resources). Printed learner resources are an extra $420
The application and learner resource fee is paid upfront to confirm your enrolment. This is paid once you officially accept your course proposal.