This qualification covers skills and knowledge required to perform a limited range of tasks related to the plumbing industry.
If undertaking a School Based Apprenticeship, the course will contribute towards the first year of the apprenticeship.

This course is delivered at St Yon Trade Training Centre (at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown) by TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute (RTO Number 90008).


Students will be eligible to achieve a Statement of Attainment towards CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 240-hour course that runs over 2 years (2 units x 2 years) There is no option for a 120-hour course at present.

School Based Apprentices will need to undertake additional Units of Competency at TAFE to complete the requirements of the first year of the apprenticeship.

HSC Information

This is a Board Endorsed Course with no HSC examination. It cannot be counted towards an ATAR.

Work Placement

Work placement is strongly recommended for the 240-hour Plumbing VET course.

Days worked as part of a School Based Apprenticeship satisfy this requirement.


This course is competency based and the student’s performance is recognised against a prescribed industry standard. Assessment strategies may include:

  • Observation
  • Student demonstration
  • Questioning (Case Studies, Completion of Property Forms)
  • Written tasks

Students are given a number of opportunities to demonstrate competence across the range of competency standards covered by this course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have completed any training, either through your part-time work, TAFE or other school VET courses you have completed recently, or through experience gained in other ways you can apply for RPL. You should talk to your School VET Coordinator, Careers Adviser or course teacher for further information.


A course fee is generally charged by schools to cover consumable materials. St Yon TTC will provide further advice.

Units of Competency

The following Units of Competency will be delivered in the course:

CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector (Core)
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work Safely in the Construction Industry (Core)
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication (Core)
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements (Core)
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools (Core)
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities (Core)
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials (Core)
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls (Core)
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal (Core)

CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment (Core)
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment (Core)
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering (Core)
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling (Core)
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping (Core)
CPCPCM2045A Handle and Store Plumbing Materials (Elective)
CPCPCM2049A Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment (Elective)

Further Study

Students completing this course may continue at TAFE to complete the full CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.

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