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).
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
2018 Dates to be advised
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
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
Stream Specific Licensing Units – choose the units to match your licence needs
CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems
Days and Times: 10 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5pm to 8pm
Days and Times: 4 days over 4 weeks, Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm
Days and Times: 4 days over 4 weeks, Monday – 8am to 4.30pm
Sanitary Plumbing Licensing
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
Days and Times: 10 nights, Monday & Wednesday – 5pm to 8pm
CPCPSN4011B – Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
Days and Times: 16 nights, Tuesday & Thursday – 5.30pm to 8.30pm
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
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
CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances
Days and Times: 12 days – 8am to 4.30pm
Days and Times: 10 days, Tuesday & Wednesday – 8am to 4.30pm
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems
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
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 is carried out as a mix of classroom-based theory and practical tasks that meet both local and national industry standards.
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
- 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
- CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems
2017 – $756.29
- CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
2017 – $845
- 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
- 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.
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.
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