Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Do you have a head for heights and like working in the great outdoors?   Do you like working with your hands?   The CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing will teach you the skills to install roof sheeting, wall cladding, non-metallic roof materials and insulation for a roof.   You’ll learn how to install fascias, gutters, downpipes, valley gutters, ridge capping, flashings and wall cladding.

CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing is delivered in a series of block clusters of units over 4 years;

  • Induction
  • Basic Skills 1
  • Basic Skills 2
  • Basic Skills 3
  • Roof 1
  • Roof 2

Career Opportunities

On completion of your apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to apply for a practitioners licence so that you can operate as licenced roof plumber within Tasmania.

Location, dates and times

This qualification is available year round, as it is delivered in the workplace through an apprenticeship.

For more information and advice on all aspects of Australian Apprenticeships, contact your local Apprenticeship Network provider or call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73.   Apprenticeship Network providers are contracted by the Australian Government to provide free Australian Apprenticeships support services to apprentices and employers.   If you are a school student thinking of starting an Australian Apprenticeship while still at school, your school careers adviser should be your first point of call for information on Australian Apprenticeships.   Useful Links:

Duration:  This qualification is generally delivered over 4 years in the workplace, but may be completed earlier depending on each individual’s experience.   Apprentices attend block release at our Claremont campus from across the state for approx. 5 weeks per year except the 4th year where there will be less training required.

Learning Options

Learning is primarily completed at TasTAFE and is put into practice in the workplace using daily work activities under the supervision of an employer/supervisor 

Assessment Process

Assessment of the units in this qualification is generally completed at TasTAFE, using evidence from activities conducted during theory and practical classes.   Generally a combination of observations, work projects and questioning are used for assessment in our simulated work environment.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience.   This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Participants must supply, pen, paper, Australian Standards, clear safety glasses, steel capped footwear and appropriate workplace clothing. (Combination overalls for Welding)

  • 2015 Australian Standard: AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing and Drainage Parts 0 and 3
  • Australian Standard SA HB39:2015 Installation code for Metal Roof and Wall Cladding

Are there ‘other’ costs?

  • Australian Standards – $60.00 approx.
  • Text books Roof – $221.75 (over 2 years)

Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course, other than you need to be under a contract of training with an employer.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

On completion of your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to apply for a practitioner’s license so that you can operate as licensed roof plumber within Tasmania.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Qualification Requirements

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 25 units of competency:
  • 22 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification.  Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.


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