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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.

Information Booklet

Dates and Times of units

Information Session for 2018 Program:

  • Wednesday, 17 January at 5pm
  • Venue: Claremont Campus, Link Road Claremont

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

Claremont – 10 evenings over 4 weeks, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm – 8pm

  • Course 1: 14 February – 21 March 2018  (14, 19, 21, 26, 28 Feb, 5, 7, 14, 19, 21 Mar 2018)
  • Course 2: 23 July – 22 August 2018 (23, 25, 30 Jul, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 Aug 2018)

Devonport -10 evenings over  4 weeks, Monday & Wednesday evenings – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1: 29 January – 14 March 2018 (29, 31 Jan, 5, 7, 14, 26, 28 Feb, 5, 7,  14, 19 March 2018)
  • Course 2: 23 July – 22 August 2018 (23, 25, 30 July, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 Aug 2018)

WHS and Risk Control Course

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

Claremont – 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1:  29, 30 & 31 May 2018
  • Course 2: 30, 31 October & 1 November 2018

Alanvale – 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1 – Dates to be advised starting week of 19 March 2018

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

Roof Licensing

CPCPRF4011B  Design and size roof drainage systems

Claremont – 10 evenings, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1: 27 August – 26 September 2018 (27, 29 Aug, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Sept 2018)

Devonport – 10 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1: 30 January – 8 March 2018 (30 Jan, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 Feb, 1, 6 & 8 March 2018)

Sanitary Plumbing Licensing

CPCPSN4011B – Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

Claremont – 15 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1: 10 April – 29 May 2018 (10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 April, 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 May)
  • Course 2: 23 October – 13 December 2018 (23, 30 Oct, 1 ,6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 Nov, 4, 6, 11, 13 Dec 2018)

Devonport – 15 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday- 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1: 24 April – 7 June 2018 (24, 26 April, 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 May, 5 & 7 June 2018)

Water Licensing

CPCPWT4011B  Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Claremont – 14 evenings, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1:   26 Mar – 21 May 2018 (26, 28 Mar, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30 April, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 May 2018)
  • Course 2:  3 Sept – 17 Oct 2018 (3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Sept 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17 October 2018)

Devonport – 14 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5:30pm to 8:30pm

  • Course 1:  24 July – 13 September 2018 (24, 26, 31 July, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 Aug, 4, 6 September 2018)

CPCPWT4022A  Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

Claremont – 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1:  5, 6, 7 June 2018
  • Course 2:  12, 13 & 14 June 2018
  • Course 3:  13, 14 & 15 Nov 2018

Devonport – 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1:  9, 10 & 11 October 2018

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

  • Course 1:  27 & 28 March 2018
  • Course 2: 26 & 27 June 2018
  • Course 3:  3 & 4 July 2018
  • Course 4:  4 & 5 December 2018

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

  • Course 1:  20 & 21 November 2018

Gas Licensing (Type A)

CPCPGS4011C  Design and size consumer gas installation

Claremont – 10 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1: 31 July – 29 August 2018 (31 July, 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 Aug)

Alanvale – 10 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1: Dates to be advised expected commencement 30 July  ending 31 August 2018

CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances

Claremont – 10 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1: 25 September – 31 October 2018 (25, 26, 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31 Oct 2018)

Devonport  – 10 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • Course 1:  Dates to be advised expected commencement 24 September ending 26 October 2018

Drainage Licensing

CPCPDR4011B  Design and size sanitary drainage systems

Claremont8 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1: 30 January – 22 February 2018 (30 Jan, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22 Feb 2018)
  • Course 2: 24 July – 16 August 2018 (24, 26, 31 July, 2, 7, 9, 14, 16 Aug 2018)

Devonport -8 evenings, Monday & Wednesday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1: 16 April – 9 May 2018 (16, 18, 23, 30 April, 2, 7, 9, 14 May 2018)
  • Course 2: 3-26 September 2018 (3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Sept 2018)

CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

Claremont – 6 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1: 13 -29 March 2018 (13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 March 2018)
  • Course 2: 4-20 September 2018 (4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 Sept 2018)

Devonport – 6 evenings, Monday & Wednesday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1:  14-30 May 2018 (14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 May 2018)
  • Course 2:  1-17 October 2018 (1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17 October 2018)

CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems

Claremont – 10 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm

  • Course 1:  29 May – 28 June 2018 (29, 31 May, 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 June 2018)
  • Course 2:  2 October – 1 November 2018 (2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 Oct & 1 Nov 2018)

Devonport – 10 evenings, Tuesday & Thursday- 5.30pm to 8.30pm

  • Course 1: 5 June – 5 July 2018 (5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 June, 3 & 5 July 2018)
  • Course 2: 23 October – 29 November 2018 (23, 25, 30 Oct, 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29 November 2018)

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
2018 dates to be advised

Alanvale – 8am – 4.30pm
2018 dates to be advised

Devonport – 8am – 4.30pm
2018 dates to be advised

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/

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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