Plumber (General)

Overview

Installs and repairs water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

Skills

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

Tasks

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
  • installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
  • designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
  • fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
  • assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems
  • installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
  • installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings

Specialisations

  • Fire Services Plumber
  • Sanitary Plumber
  • Water Plumber

Related Occupations

Source: 1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, First Edition.
Note: The tasks associated with the occupation are to be used as guidance only. The tasks listing may include tasks associated with the grouping/category to which the occupation belongs.

Training Pathways

9 courses found.

Course name Providers
CPC40920: Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
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Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
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CPC40912: Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy)
Superseded by:
CPC40920 : Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
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CPC32820: Certificate III in Fire Protection
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
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CPC32813: Certificate III in Fire Protection
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
Superseded by:
CPC32820 : Certificate III in Fire Protection
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CPC32420: Certificate III in Plumbing
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
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CPC32413: Certificate III in Plumbing
View on:
Training.gov.au
Funded under:
User Choice Program (Subsidy) , Free training for Apprenticeships (Subsidy)
Offered as:
Apprenticeship
Superseded by:
CPC32420 : Certificate III in Plumbing
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22569VIC: Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
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22520VIC: Course in Skylight Installation and Repair
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11054NAT: Certificate II in Plumbing Services
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Training.gov.au
Funded under:
Certificate 3 Guarantee Program (Subsidy)
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