Building and Construction

Short Course Plumber’s License – Short Courses

Selected units from the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

(License specific training courses – selected units)

To meet Tasmanian Occupational Licensing requirements for the Plumbing industry, the TasTAFE Plumbing and Refrigeration Team offer Semester-based structured delivery and assessment opportunities in selected units required for licensing. Most courses are conducted as night class sessions with some specific units delivered as daytime sessions.

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).

Career Opportunities

Completion of selected units will enable the participant to approach the state Licensing Regulator and apply for Plumbing ‘Certifier’ licensing in a stream, or streams relevant to their workplace requirements. This would allow the applicant to ‘sign-off’ on prescribed work for an employer, or alternatively work as an independent plumbing contractor (coupled with Contractor Licensing).

Participants are encouraged to discuss their licensing needs with the licensing regulator at Building Standards and Occupational Licensing (BSOL).

Dates and Times

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

  • 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

  • No dates are currently scheduled

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

Roof Licencing

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

  • 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

  • No dates are currently scheduled

CPCPWT4022A  Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

  • No dates are currently scheduled

CPCPWT4023A  Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

  • Hobart – Intake 2:  13 & 14 September 2017
    Intake 3: 31 October & 1 November
    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

  • No dates are currently scheduled

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

  • No dates are currently scheduled

CPCPDR4012B  Design and size stormwater drainage systems

  • No dates are currently scheduled

Duration

How long will it take?

Course duration will vary subject to the unit requirements however even some of the longer courses will be fully completed within a 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.
Distance Education options exist only for those students who reside in remote regions eg: St Helens, Smithton, Strahan.
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.

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

Payment confirms your place into the course.
Withdrawals must be made at least 5 working days prior to course or payment is forfeited.
Failure to attend at commencement of the course will forfeit the payment.

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.

Plans and Cost Estimation Course

  • CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work
  • 2017 – $882.00

WHS and Risk Control Course

  • BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
  • CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes
  • 2017 – $890.00

Drainage

  • CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
    2017 –  $845
  • CPCPDR4012B Design and size storm water drainage systems
    2017 – $650
  • CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
    2017 – $441.17

Roof

  • CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems
    2017 – $756.29

Sanitary

  • CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
    2017 – $845

Water

  • CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
    2017 – $760.00
  • CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heater water temperature control devices
    2017 – $410
  • CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
    2017 – $995.00

Gas

  • CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations
    2017 – $1,456

Service Type A gas appliances (pre-requisite Restricted Electrical Course)

  • CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances
    2017 – $2268.86

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 Certificate III in Plumbing/Mechanical Services/Gas Fitting.
Current plumbing apprentices who have completed all campus-based training may be considered for inclusion.
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 4x Common Core units plus those units specific to each stream as required by each person.

For purely licensing purposes, there is no requirement to complete the full Certificate IV.

Those who may wish to complete the FULL Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services should follow this link

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