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CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Full qualification licensing pathway for future Plumbing industry leaders

The Tasmanian Plumbing industry needs future industry leaders with the skills, knowledge and licensing required to operate in a highly competitive environment. To satisfy this demand and Tasmanian Occupational Licensing requirements for the Plumbing industry, the TasTAFE Plumbing and Refrigeration Team offer Semester-based structured delivery and assessment opportunities in the FULL Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services. Most courses are conducted as night class sessions with some specific units delivered as daytime sessions.

This programme is negotiated as a signed and formal training plan within a set Semester schedule.

All courses are structured towards completion of relevant units within the allocated dates, allowing you to plan with some certainty the progression of your plumbing trade licensing requirements (subject to successful completion) while at the same time attaining the complete qualification.

Career Opportunities

The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services – Operations Stream is the nationally recognised pathway for qualified plumbers wishing to become Plumbing Contractors or licensed supervisors who can ‘sign-off’ or Certify work. Participants are encouraged to discuss and confirm their licensing needs with the licensing regulator at Building Standards and Occupational Licensing (BSOL) Tasmania.

Dates and Times of units

2017 – Semester 2

Common Core Licensing Units – all 4 units must be completed

Plans and Cost Estimation Course – Prerequisite Course prior to progression through other units

CPCCBC4012B  Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCPCM4012A  Estimate and cost work

  • Hobart – Next Intake:   To be advised
    Days and Times:  10 days over  4 weeks, Monday & Wednesday evenings – 5pm to 8pm
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  6 days over 2 weeks, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  30 October – 30 November 2017 (30 October / 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 November)
    Days and Times:  10 evenings – Monday & Wednesday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

WHS and Risk Control Course

BSBOHS403B  Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
CPCPCM4011A  Carry out work-based risk control processes

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  2 days, Monday & Tuesday – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Launceston – To be advised
    Dates and Times:  2 days, Wednesday & Thursday – 8am to 4.30pm

Stream Specific Licensing Units – choose the units to match your license needs

Roof Licensing

CPCPRF4011B  Design and size roof drainage systems

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  30 October – 30 November 2017
    Days and Times:  10 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  4 – 15 October 2017
    Days and Times:  4 days over 4 weeks, Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  2 – 23 October 2017
    Days and Times:  4 days over 4 weeks, Monday – 8am to 4.30pm

Sanitary Plumbing Licensing

CPCPDR4011B  Design and size sanitary drainage systems

  • Hobart –  Next Intake:  18 September – 18 October 2017 (18, 20, 25, 27 September / 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 October 2017)
    Days and Times:  10 nights, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm

CPCPSN4011B – Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

  • Hobart – Next Intake: To be advised
    Days and Times:  14 nights, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  29 August – 26 October 2017
    Days and Times:  16 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Water Licensing

CPCPWT4011B  Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

  • Hobart –  Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  14 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  14 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

CPCPWT4022A  Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

  • Hobart –  Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  3 days, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday –  8am to 4.30pm
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  8am to 4.30pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,  8am to 4.30pm

CPCPWT4023A  Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

  • Hobart
    Intake 2:  13 & 14 September 2017
    Days and Times:  1.5 days, Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm & Thursday – 8am to 12noon
  • Devonport –  Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  1.5 days, Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm & Thursday – 8am to 12noon

Gas Licensing (Type A)

CPCPGS4011C  Design and size consumer gas installation

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  10 days – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  To be advised
    Days and Times:  8 days, Tuesday and Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm

CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  14 August – 16 October 2017 (14, 15, 21, 22, August / 12, 18, 20, 25, 27 September / 2, 9, 16 October)
    Days and Times:  12 days – 8am to 4.30pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:  31 October – 29 November 2017
    Days and Times:  10 days, Tuesday & Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm

Drainage Licensing

CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  To be advised
  • Days and Times:  6 nights, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  To be advised
  • Days and Times:  3 days, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 8am to 4.30pm

CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems

  • Hobart – Next Intake:   To be advised
    Days and Times:  8 nights, Tuesday and Thursday – 5pm to 8pm
  • Devonport – Next Intake:    To be advised
    Days and Times:  8 nights, Tuesday and Thursday – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Mandatory Stream Core Units required to complete a full Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
FGADFGAG Restricted electrical license training course

  • Hobart – Next Intake:  Semester 2 – Dates to be confirmed
  • Launceston – Next Intake:  Semester 2 – Dates to be confirmed

Duration

How long will it take?

Subject to your ability to attend scheduled classes, full completion of the full Certificate IV would take approximately 3 Semesters. This would equate to approximately 18 months under normal circumstances. Individual session duration will vary subject to the unit requirements however even some of the longer courses will be fully completed within an approximate 5-6 week duration. 2 night sessions per week, or day time delivery only where specified.

Learning Options

Standard unit delivery is offered in a face-to-face, structured classroom environment. Some Distance Education options exist only for those students who reside in remote regions eg: St. Helens, Smithton, Strahan. Please contact the Course Coordinator for more information on Distance options.

Assessment Process

Assessment is carried out as a mix of classroom-based theory and practical tasks that meet both local and national industry standards. Some assessment is assignment based.

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Resources and Equipment

Specific unit requirements provided upon enrolment

Fees and Payments

The following State Government supported qualification price is available only to Tasmanian residents who have completed a Plumbing apprenticeship and who will commit to completing the ENTIRE 15 units of the Certificate IV.  A formal training plan agreement between the student and TasTAFE will be put into place, mapping out the completion of the FULL Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services within a set timeframe.

You will only be charged for the units you enrol in for each Semester.  Payment confirms your place into the course.  Withdrawals must be made at least 5 working days prior to course.  If you fail to inform us of a withdrawal there is no guarantee that a place will be available in any subsequent training opportunity.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Full course cost for approved participants – Full Fee:  $1835  / Concession:  $370
Interstate applicants should contact the TasTAFE Plumbing and Refrigeration team for course pricing.

‘Are there any ‘Other Fees’?

Most courses will require the purchasing of relevant Australian Standards and/or prescribed text books.  Students will be provided with a list of required documents prior to course commencement.  You will be able to purchase Standards through a commercial outlet, or once enrolled you will be able to print required Standards from a TasTAFE library for a nominal printing fee.

Pre-Requisites

Students must have completed a 5x stream Certificate III in Plumbing or Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical Services) in the last 2 years (apprentices who have completed all campus-based training may be considered for entry).  Prior to enrolment all applicants will be interviewed by a regional Certificate IV coordinator.

Qualification Requirements

To complete a full Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services participants must successfully complete the following:

  • 15 units of competency must be achieved – 12 Core and 3 Electives

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all eight core units (Plumbing and Services – Operations stream)
  • three elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed and subject to TasTAFE delivery offering.

Of these three electives:

  • up to three units may be selected from the pool of elective units in the Plumbing and Services – Operations stream
  • two of the three units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the three units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the pool of elective units common to all streams.

A full list of electives and course model is available from the Team.  Not all Electives are available under the TasTAFE delivery model.

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