This course is designed to introduce learners to the recognised trade skills and knowledge in the plumbing industry. If undertaking a School Based Apprenticeship, the course will provide meaningful credit in a plumbing industry Australian Apprenticeship.

The qualification may be completed post school as part of an apprenticeship. Occupational titles may include plumber,
gasfittter and drainer and outcomes will be dependent on streams undertaken within the course.

This course is delivered at St Yon Trade Training Centre (at LaSalle Catholic College Bankstown) by Catholic Schools Office, Lismore Diocese (RTO Number 7054).


Students will be eligible to achieve a Statement of Attainment towards CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.
From 2022 Year11 will be enrolled in the updated qualification CPC32420.

Course Duration/Hours

This is a 240 hour course over 2 years.

SBAT students will complete an additional 60 hours of course work i.e. a 300-hour course that runs over 2 years: 3 units (or 180hrs) in Year 11 & 2 units (or 120hrs) in Year 12.

It is also possible to complete a 120 hour course in 1 year, provided there is space available in the course.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination is required to work in the Construction Industry. Students need to meet NSW Health Orders vaccination requirements to undertake work placement.


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
  • Tests

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:
[The units listed below are for the current qualification. This list will be updated on the SCS site once NESA publishes the updated course information.]

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.

Career Information

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