Certificate III in Plumbing (Apprenticeship)

Cert III in Plumbing
Course Code
CPC32412 (Expression of interest)
Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Yallourn; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years - Selected units only at Bairnsdale and Sale
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of Federation Training. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges..
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Starting Date
Part Time:
  • February 2014
  • Ongoing

Block release


Bill Sherrin
Phone: (03) 5127 0240
Fax: 1300 094 661
Email: w.sherrin@federationtraining.edu.au
Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

This apprenticeship course covers roofing, sanitary, drainage, gasfitting and water basics, and is enhanced by on the job training with the employer.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, students are eligible to apply to become a registered plumber.

Qualifications And Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Plumbing (Apprenticeship).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Employment Prospects

  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof Plumber

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be currently employed as an apprentice in the industry, and have a valid contract of training in place.

Acceptable literacy and numeracy skills.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents, critical incident reports, journals, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, interviews, videos, visuals/slides/audio tapes, case studies, projects, group projects, group discussions, examinations.

Opportunities For Further Study

Certificate IV in Plumbing

Can prospective students enrol in individual units?


Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Name Hours
RIICCM210A Install Trench support     16
CPCCCM2010B Work Safely At Heights     8
CPCCCM2008B Erect and Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding     40
CPCCCM3001C Operate Elevated Work Platforms     32
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry     8
CPCPCM2041A Work Effectively in the Plumbing and Services Sector     15
CPCPCM2039A Carry Out Interactive Workplace Communication     10
CPCPCM2043A Carry Out WHS Requirements     50
CPCPCM2040A Read Plans and Calculate Plumbing Quantities     8
CPCPCM2045A Handle and Store Plumbing Materials     6
CPCPCM2046A Use Plumbing Hand and Power Tools     40
CPCPCM2047A Carry Out Levelling     6
CPCPCM2048A Cut and Join Sheet Metal     8
CPCPCM2049A Cut Using Oxy-LPG-Acetylene Equipment 8
CPCPCM2050A Mark Out Materials 20
HLTFA211A Provide Basic Emergency Life Support 8
CPCPCM2052A Weld Using Oxy-Acetylene Equipment 16
CPCPCM2053A Weld Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment 16
CPCPCM2054A Carry Out Simple Concreting and Rendering 16
CPCPCM2055A Work Safely on Roofs 20
CPCPCM3021A Flash Penetrations Through Roofs and Walls 18
CPCPCM3022A Weld Polyethylene and Polypropylene pipes Using Fusion Method 8
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and Install Non-Ferrous Pressure Piping 12
CPCPDR2021A Locate and Clear Blockages 8
CPCDR2022A Install Domestic Treatment Plants 20
CPCPDR2023A Maintain Effluent Disinfection Systems 4
CPCPDR2024A Install Stormwater and Sub-Soil Drainage Systems 15
CPCPDR2025A Drain Work Site 5
CPCPDR2026A Install Pre-Fabricated Inspection Openings and Enclosures 4
CPCPDR3021A Plan Layout of a Residential Sanitary Drainage System 8
CPCPDR3022A Install Below Ground Sanitary Drainage Systems 30
CPCPDR3023A Install On-Site Disposal Systems 8
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and Install Fire Hydrant and Hose Reel Systems 40
CPCPFS3037A Install Domestic and Residential Life Safety Sprinkler Systems 60
CPCPGS3056A Install Gas Piping Systems 24
CPCPGS3057A Size Consumer Gas Piping Systems 8
CPCPGS3058A Install and Commission Type A Gas Appliances 22
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG Storage of Aggregate Storage Capacity Up to 500 Litres 4
CPCPGS3060A Install LPG Storage of Aggregate Storage Capacity Exceeding 500 Litres and Less than 8KL 6
CPCPGS3046A Install LPG Systems in Caravans, Mobile Homes and Mobile Workplaces 12
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG Systems in Marine Craft 12
CPCPGS3048A Install Gas Pressure Control Equipment 8
CPCPGS3049A Install Type A Gas Appliance Flues 12
CPCPGS3050A Install Type B Gas Appliance Flues 4
CPCPGS3051A Purge Consumer Piping 8
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A Gas Appliances 12
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and Reconnect Type A Gas Appliances 16
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and Install Natural Ventilation for Type A Gas Appliances 8
CPCPIG2021A Design Domestic Urban Irrigation Systems 5
CPCPIG3021A Set Out, Install and Commission Irrigation Systems 4
CPCPIG3022A Install and Commission Domestic Irrigation Pumps 4
CPCPRF2022A Select and Install Roof Sheeting and Wall Cladding 16
CPCPRF2023A Collect and Store Roof Water 10
CPCPRF2024A Fabricate Roof Coverings For Curved Structures 8
CPCPRF3021A Receive Roofing Materials 4
CPCPRF3022A Fabricate and Install Roof Drainage Components 48
CPCPRF3023A Fabricate and Install External Flashings 16
CPCPRF3024A Install Roof Components 10
CPCPRF3025A Install Roof Coverings to Curved Roof Structures 12
CPCPRF3026A Install Composite Roof Systems 20
CPCPSN3011A Plan Layout of a Residential Sanitary Plumbing System 8
CPCPSN3022A Install Discharge Pipes 28
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and Install Sanitary Stacks 28
CPCPSN3024A Install and Fit Off Sanitary Fixtures 20
CPCPSN3025A Install Pre-Treatment Facilities 8
CPCPSN3026A Install Sewerage Pump Sets 8
CPCPWT3021A Set Out and Install Water Services 36
CPCPWT3022A Install and Adjust Water Service Controls and Devices 12
CPCPWT3023A Install and Commission Water Heating Systems 25
CPCPWT3024A Install and Maintain Domestic Water Treatment Equipment 10
CPCPWT3025A Install Water Pump Sets 8
CPCPWT3026A Fit Off and Commission Heated and Cold Water Services 16
CPCPWT3027A Connect Irrigation Systems from Drinking Water Supply 6
CPCPWT3028A Install Water Service     10
CPCPWT3029A Install Water Pipe Systems     12
CPCPWT3030A Install Home Fire Sprinkler Systems     50