Put your training and experience to use with ITEC’s RPL services and earn a nationally recognised qualification with a CPC40920 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services via our RTO partners.
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Within four weeks of receiving sufficient and complying evidence of competency in all applied for units of competency.
For all aspiring plumbers and tradespersons, the certificate IV in plumbing and services is going to take your career to the next level. Gain this qualification to work independently or in a supervisory capacity in residential and commercial building projects throughout the country. This certificate is aimed at registered plumbers or plumbers in their final year of apprenticeship and is an essential step towards completing your plumbers’ licence.
You can complete this certificate to work independently as a plumber, improve their technical skills, or specialise in certain plumbing streams. This certificate can help people enhance their career prospects by gaining new skills, refreshing and updating existing talents, changing jobs, and/or filling a gap in the industry.
Please see the list below for our eligibility requirements:
Once you complete this certificate, new opportunities in commercial and residential plumbing. This certificate will also make you eligible to work in fire services. Some possible roles are:
This certificate can also prepare you to be a self-employed business owner of a plumbing business.
Applying for a plumbing licence is a great option to advance your career. There is a high demand for plumbers in Australia. In all Australian states, a plumbing licence and registration are necessary to carry out plumbing tasks such as gas fitting, drainage, and plumbing.
You can learn more about how to apply for a plumbing licence here.
This certification reflects your knowledge and skills in the area of plumbing services and covers you should you wish to pursue the following outcomes: Fire services Stream, Mechanical Services & Airconditioning Stream, Plumbing Services & Management Stream – Individuals who manage plumbing businesses, Plumbing Services & Operation Stream – Specialist plumbing tradesmen or operator who wish to deepen their technical skills, Hydraulic Services Design Stream – Specialist hydraulic consultants.
You will need to provide a range of evidence to assist your assessor to make a decision about your competence. The types of evidence you may be asked to provide can include:
Once you are qualified, possible roles include:
We have up-to-date schedules, and contact information, & let you book appointments online.
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.
Occupational titles could include:
The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.
Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
This is a licenced occupation in some jurisdictions. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements may vary between states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.
For the operations stream, a candidate must hold a Certificate III in Plumbing or be authorised to undertake plumbing work by an Australian regulator/licensing body.
There are no entry requirements for the hydraulic services design pathway.
To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in:
For the award of the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design) electives are to be selected as follows:
For the award of the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) electives are to be completed as follows:
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.
Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Carry out work-based risk control processes
Estimate and cost work
Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry
Design and size sanitary drainage systems
Design and size stormwater drainage systems
Design and size consumer gas installations
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems
Plan finances for new business ventures
Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
Resolve business disputes
Produce 2-D architectural drawings using design software
Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
Design vacuum sewerage systems
Design residential fire sprinkler systems
Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
Design compressed air systems
Design and size roof drainage systems
Carry out WHS requirements
Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
Install residential life safety sprinkler systems
Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
Service Type A gas appliances
Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
Commission air and water systems
Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
Install backflow prevention devices
Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
Disconnect-reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring