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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 program 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.

CPC40912 – 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.

Location, dates and times

Course Information Booklet – CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services is available from the Team

Claremont Campus

Devonport Campus

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

WHS and Risk Control Course

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

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

Roof Licensing

CPCPRF4011B  Design and size roof drainage systems

Sanitary Plumbing Licensing

CPCPSN4011B – Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

Water Licensing

CPCPWT4011B  Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

CPCPWT4022A  Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

CPCPWT4023A  Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

Claremont – 1.5 days, Day 1 – 8am to 4.30pm, Day 2 – 8am to 12noon

Devonport – 1.5 days, Day 1 – 8am to 4.30pm, Day 2 – 8am to 12noon

Gas Licensing (Type A)

CPCPGS4011C  Design and size consumer gas installation

CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances

Drainage Licensing

CPCPDR4011B  Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems

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

Claremont – 8am – 4.30pm
2020 dates to be advised

Alanvale – 8am – 4.30pm
2020 dates to be advised

Devonport – 8am – 4.30pm
2020 dates to be advised


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

This course is delivered on campus. Some Distance Education options exist only for those students who reside in remote regions. Please contact us for further details.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include a mix of classroom-based theory and practical tasks that meet both local and national industry standards. Some assessment is assignment based.

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?

Specific unit requirements provided upon enrolment.

‘Are there any ‘other’ costs?

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.

Essential Requirements

Students must have completed a 5x stream CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing or CPC32413 – 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.


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.


CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Qualification Requirements

To complete a full CPC40912 – 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 CPC40912 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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