Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Course Code CPC40912
Locations Warrnambool
Study Mode Part-time
Length Flexible delivery on a unit by unit basis
Commencement Apply any time
Timetable Each unit is run independantly and timetable is scheduled when class fully enrolled
Course Overview
Introduction

Achieve your goal of becoming a licenced plumber by enrolling in this course. Providing plumbers with training in the following areas: drainage, water supply, sanitary, backflow, gas fitting, roofing and business based units; this course will qualify you for plumbing licences with the Victorian Building Authority: Plumbing Division (formerly Plumbing Industry Commission).
Students have the option of completing the course in full, or enrolling in specific units pertaining to a particular licence. By doing so you can qualify for the licence you need, when you need it. In no time at all, you may find yourself self-employed and inundated with opportunities.

Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Mechanical Services Contractor
  • Self Employed Plumber/Gasfitter

Information Session

Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts. 

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Course Requirements
Entrance requirements & pre-requisites

This course is available via Direct Entry. Direct entry - apply directly to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.
Entry Requirements for this course include;

  • Must be an apprentice or registered plumber.
  • Course is open to plumbing apprentices or plumbers who are registered in the field of study.



Units offered

Core Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 60 $0.00
CPCCBC4004A Identify And Produce Estimated Costs For Building And Construction Projects 60 $0.00
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications 30 $0.00
CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work 40 $40.00
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems 40 $40.00
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems 45 $40.00
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems 35 $40.00
CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations 60 $40.00
CPCPRF4011A Design And Size Roof Drainage Systems 60 $0.00
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems 50 $40.00
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems 80 $40.00

Elective Units

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Unit Code Unit Name Unit Hours Unit Consumables
CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances 180 $40.00
CPCPMS4011B Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems 160 $40.00
CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices 20 $40.00
CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices 20 $40.00
Assessment

This course involves accredited units.  You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes.  A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment. 

Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms.  Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance.  You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

After applying

Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.

Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suits your needs.

Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
Already have a USI but can’t remember it? Find your USI

Skills recognition
If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.

Fees
Course Fees

Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:

  • Tuition fee
  • Consumables/material fee

There are 3 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:

The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. 

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Student type Indicative Course Fee
Government subsidised rate (if eligible) $2,445.00
Concession rate $490.00
Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy) $8,750.00
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Fee type Indicative Course Fee
Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee $480.00
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees

You may be required to pay the cost of some goods or materials necessary for your course, eg: tools of the trade, uniform and books. The maximum consumables/materials fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay.

Final costs will be determined at enrolment and you will be informed of the fees associated with course consumables and resources via your Statement of Fees. 

Which fee applies to me?

Government-subsidised rate - Skills First
You could be eligible for a government-subsidised rate depending on your age, educational history, and citizenship or residency status. If you are eligible, the government will contribute to the cost of your training.
Check your eligibility

Skills First Exemptions
As a Victorian Government TAFE, South West TAFE is able to provide exemptions for prospective students. Contact our Customer Service Team to find out if you are eligible for an exemption.

Concession rate
If you are eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place and hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. You may be eligible for the concession rate. 
Find out more about concession rates

Full fee rate
If you are not eligible for a Skills First government-subsidised place, exemption, concession or are enrolling in a course that isn't government-subsidised, you may be required to pay the full fee rate. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT FEES AND ELIGIBILITY

How do I pay my fees?

Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.

You have three options when organising your payment:

  1. Upfront payment - can be made over the phone with EFTPOS
  1. Payment plan - can be directly debited from your bank account, debited from your Centrelink payments or via a VET Student Loan (for diploma or advanced diploma courses only)
  1. Paid by employer, school or job network agency - if your fees are being paid by your employer, school or job network agency, you will need to complete an Authority to Invoice form.

Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.

We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.

Next Steps
Careers and Course Advice

Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.

Our Pathfinders Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you. Call, email or drop in.

Call 5564 8515 or email skillsandjobscentre@swtafe.edu.au

How to apply

There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.

  1. Apply - complete a short online application form. Once this form is submitted we'll send you a thank you email.
  2. Get ready - your thank-you email will contain links to a pre-training review, to a unique student identifier and to government-subsidised training eligibility.
  3. Chat with your teacher - your teacher or course specialist will contact you about your Pre-Training Review outcomes and additional course information.
  4. Enrol - after chatting with your teacher, you will receive an email with your enrolment form and a link to verify your identity.
  5. Sign - once you've completed your enrolment, you will receive a declaration form to review and sign.

If need any assistance with applying, contact our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911 or visit your nearest campus.

Student Support

As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.