Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

CPC40912 Roof Plumbing Specialist – License Training Program

Selected units from the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912)

To meet state Occupational Licensing requirements for the Roof Plumbing industry, the TasTAFE Plumbing and Refrigeration Team offer Semester-based structured delivery and assessment opportunities in selected units. Most courses are conducted as night class sessions with some specific units delivered on a day-release basis.

All sessions are structured towards completion of relevant units within the allocated dates, allowing you to plan with some certainty the progression of your roof plumbing trade licensing requirements (subject to successful completion).

Career Opportunities

Completion of selected units will enable the participant to approach the state Licensing Regulator and apply for Roof Plumbing ‘Certifier’ licensing. This would enable the applicant to ‘sign-off’ on roof work for an employer, or alternatively work as an independent contractor (coupled with Contractor Licensing). Participants are encouraged to discuss their licensing needs with the licensing regulator at Building Standards and Occupational Licensing (BSOL) Tasmania.

Dates and Times of units

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
Cost: $882.00

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

  • 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 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
Cost: $890.00

Claremont – 3 days, 8am to 4.30pm

  • 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 – Roof Licensing

CPCPRF4011B  Design and size roof drainage systems
Cost: $756.29

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)


How long will it take? 2 night sessions per week as per dates above, 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.
No Distance option exists for the WHS and Risk Control Course.

Please contact 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.


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Resources and Equipment

Specific unit requirements provided upon enrolment.

Fees and Payments

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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.

Course Fee Funding Assistance
Information on course cost funding assistance can be sought from the Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB) on (03) 6223 7804. The TBCITB requires that any applications must be approved prior to commencement of training.

Are there any ‘Other Fees’?

Your roof course 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.


Students must have completed a Certificate III in Plumbing/Roof Plumbing or have successfully completed the TasTAFE Roof Plumbers Recognition Gap Training Programme. Prior to enrolment all applicants will be interviewed by a regional Certificate IV coordinator.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve licensing outcomes, all students must complete the 4 x Common Core units plus the specific roof stream licensing unit.

A full Certificate IV pathway is not relevant to Roof Specialist Licensing applicants.


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