Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Release 3)



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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Release 3)


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This qualification reflects the role of an experienced plumbing service operator with advanced technical skills and/or responsibility for project design and supervision; or a hydraulic consultant responsible for designing hydraulic components and systems that meet client requirements and help in effective water management in domestic, commercial and industry contexts. These folks hold a range of well-designed specialized customer and service skills where description and judgment is needed and are accountable for their own work outputs.

Why Study the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services?

This program is meticulously crafted to provide you with real-world skills and knowledge, ensuring that you become highly skilled and ready to meet industry benchmarks. By completing this program, you will gain the essential skills necessary for immediate application in the Building Trades field while fostering diverse and creative thinking. Developed by industry specialists and endorsed by sector bodies, the CPC40920 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Release 3) program guarantees that you possess the practical knowledge required to excel in modest, medium, or large organizations across the industry. With this qualification, you can confidently hit the ground running and make a lasting impact in the Building Trades sector. In today’s competitive job market, relying solely on experience is no longer efficient. Potential employers seek individuals who can demonstrate their professional proficiency through current formal qualifications. By obtaining the CPC40920 Certificate IV, you not only showcase your practical skills but also provide tangible evidence of your expertise and dedication to the field.
This qualification equips you to be a proficient plumber from the growing building trades sector. Discover the latest plumbing techniques and take care of the buildings better.
You should give a scope of proof to help your assessor to settle on a choice about your ability. The sorts of proof you might be approached to give can include:
  • Résumé
  • ID
  • Evidence of overseas qualifications.
  • Transcripts or assessments from related previous qualifications.
  • Apprenticeship papers.
  • Quotes/invoices and stock orders
  • Receipts
  • Payslips/work contract/ABN if self employed
  • Letter of Employment
  • Current employment contracts
  • Videos or photos of your work.
For a student, it is crucial to know the occupation he/she will be eligible for, once finish a qualification successfully. If you complete this qualification, you will be able to work with this role.
  • Senior Plumber
  • Plumber
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in:
  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units.
For the award of the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design)  electives are to be selected as follows:
  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • 5 elective units from Group A
  • 2 units may be replaced by units from other Training Packages or nationally accredited courses at Certificate IV level and above, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
  • Electives cannot be selected from Group B.
For the award of the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations)  electives are to be completed as follows:
  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units
  • at least 1 elective from Group B
  • the remaining 4 elective units from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units may be replaced by units from other Training Packages or nationally accredited courses at Certificate IV level and above, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.
The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that the unit has a prerequisite. Please check the unit for information on this. All prerequisites are packaged in the qualification.
Core Units
BSBESB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCPCM4011 Carry out work-based risk control processes
CPCPCM4012 Estimate and cost work
CPCPCM4015 Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry
CPCPDR4011 Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012 Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPGS4011 Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPSN4011 Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011 Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems
Group A 
BSBESB403 Plan finances for new business ventures
CPCCBC4002 Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
CPCCBC4019 Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
CPCCBC4024 Resolve business disputes
CPCPCM4013 Produce 2-D architectural drawings using design software
CPCPDR4013 Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
CPCPPS5033* Design vacuum sewerage systems
CPCPFS4024* Design residential fire sprinkler systems
CPCPMS4011 Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
CPCPMS4023 Design compressed air systems
CPCPRF4011 Design and size roof drainage systems
Group B
CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPDR3023* Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
CPCPFS3037* Install residential life safety sprinkler systems
CPCPFS4021 Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS4022* Service Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS4023* Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
CPCPMS4022* Commission air and water systems
CPCPWT3022* Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
CPCPWT3027* Install backflow prevention devices
CPCPWT4022* Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
CPCPWT4023* Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
UEERL0004 Disconnect-reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
CPC40920 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Release 3)

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