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Certificate III in Plumbing

National Course Code: CPC32413

TAFE NSW Course Number: CPC32413-03V02

Mount Druitt

Study Type:
Part Time Day

Start Date:
23 Jul 2018


3 years

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $14,500
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,580

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Apprenticeship

Contact by Training Services NSW

If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. The qualification has
core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and
specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:
- Stream 1 Water
- Stream 2 Sanitary
- Stream 3 Drainage
- Stream 4 Mechanical Services
- Stream 5 Roofing
- Stream 6 Gas services.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to
recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated
workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to
be delivered in this context.

Complete TAFE attendance in 2.5 years (5 semesters) depending on experience and employer requirements.

If you require any further information ring the Plumbing Section on 9208 0156.

Are you a Registered Apprentice?
As a registered apprentice you will be eligible for government subsidised training. A short time after starting work with your employer an Australian Apprentice Centre Representative would have visited your workplace, spoken to both you and your employer and assisted you in completing a training contract application.

If you do not have a copy of your signed contract, ask your employer for a copy. You should have a letter confirming that you are a registered apprentice. If you do not remember signing a contract, speak to your employer about it. If there is no signed training contract your employer needs to contact an Australian Apprenticeships Centre as soon as possible.

The employer and the apprentice enter into a formal Training Contract that sets out the rights, responsibilities and obligations of both parties for the period of the contract. The contract is then registered with Training Services NSW.

If you are Not a Registered Apprentice phone 9208 0156 and the Plumbing Section Staff will explain the conditions of enrolment including qualification and learning resources fees.

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To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit
CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Plumber, plumber and drainer, plumber and gasfitter, gasfitter, roof plumber.

CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR3023A Install on-site disposal systems
CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPWT3023A Install and commission water heating systems
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPDR2026A Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG systems in marine craft
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water
CPCPWT3020A Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPDR2025A Drain work site
CPCPGS3046A Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances
CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPGS3049A Install Type A gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes
CPCPWT3022A Install and adjust water service controls and devices
RIICCM210A Install trench support
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3055A Install gas sub-meters
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,990
Second qualification$3,580
Non-government subsidised fee$14,500

Apprenticeships: To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled Apprentice fee you must be a registered Apprentice.

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

In addition to your course fees, materials charge of $500 covers all 5 semesters - Common 1; Common 2; Water Plumbing; Drainage/Sanitary Plumbing and Gasfitting/LP Gasfitting.

Cengage text books to be purchaced by student, but supplementary text books and learning materials will be supplied by the Plumbing Section.

Students will also need to purchase the following:
Personal Protective Equipment (approx) $150-$200
- Cotton drill full boilermaker type overalls
- Safety glasses
- Arc welding face shield
- Oxy acetylene goggles
- Leather work boots
- Drawing equipment (approx) $150

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 23 Jul 2018

Part Time Day: 8 hours per week x 3 Years

Classes being offered one (1) day per week, 8 am to 4.45 pm (8 hours). The day per week of attendance will be advised at the information session (subject to change)

To enrol in this course you are required to attend one of the COMPULSORY Information and Enrolment Sessions.

Please attend anytime between 9 am to 4 pm, from Monday 25 June to Friday 29 of June 2018.
TAFE NSW Mount Druitt
Building D, Ground Floor Room DG.13
Cnr Mount Street and North Parade
Mount Druitt

Payment must be made to be enrolled in this course - NO PAYMENT means NO START.

Note: Your enrolment as a registered apprentice will not be finalised unless your training plan contract or evidence has been sighted by the teaching section at the Compulsory Information and Enrolment session.

If you require any further information ring the Plumbing Section on 9208 0156.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870.

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