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CPC40920 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Building & Construction

Course Description

This course covers common skills relevant for the plumbing industry in addition to specialist streams relevant to drainage, gas fitting, roof drainage, sewerage and more. These plumbing training courses are available at various locations across Australia.

This qualification gives graduates the opportunity to gain the requirements to obtain an advanced tradespersons license. An advanced tradesperson’s licence allows the holder to contract for plumbing and drainage work in their own right.

Entry 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.

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in:

15 units of competency:

10 core units of competency

5 elective units of competency.

10 Core Units of Competency 5 Elective Units of Competency
BSBESB402 – Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures

CPCCBC4012 – Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCPCM4011 – Carry out work-based risk control processes

CPCPCM4012 – Estimate and cost work

CPCPCM4015 – Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry

CPCPDR4011 – Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4012 – Design and size stormwater drainage systems

CPCPGS4011 – Design and size consumer gas installations

CPCPSN4011 – Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

CPCPWT4011 – Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems

BSBESB403 – Plan finances for new business ventures

CPCCBC4002 – Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4024 – Resolve business disputes

CPCPRF4011 – Design and size roof drainage systems

CPCPCM2043 – Carry out WHS requirements


Course Duration & Mode of Delivery

CTC offers this qualification by either RPL or by Training and assessment.

Enrolment is valid for two years.

Typically, RPL’s take 3 months but can be longer.  Those undertaking a training and assessment program typically take 12 months to complete the course.


Both pathways make use of our Online Learning Management system as a source of documentation.

Both RPL and Training and Assessment require face to face interaction, with training and assessment requiring two days of face to face classroom attendance per week.

Participants must be working in the industry and have the support of their employers.

Commencement Date

Please contact our office to obtain our course commencement dates.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Recognition is available to all learners of the RTO. An application for Recognition can be made on the Application for Recognition Form.

Refund Policy and Deferments

Please refer to our Student Handbook for full details

Study Pathway

Study Pathways Upon successful completion of this qualification, candidates may further their studies with either the CPC40110 Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) or the CPC50210 Diploma of Building and Construction (Building).

Employment Opportunities

This qualification has employability skills. Participants may find employment in construction roles in businesses and other industries requiring building and construction qualifications.

Entry Requirements

  • be aged 18 years or over
  • be an existing worker in a plumbing or plumbing services supervision role
  • have the support of their supervisor and employer
  • hold a minimum of a Higher School Certificate (or equivalent)
  • able to commit to the course duration and time commitment
  • Have already attained a “Whitecard”
  • Satisfactorily completed our Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment
  • Have a completed workplace support agreement, which confirms the resources required for training and assessment will be made available to the student.

Additional Requirements

Students will need to have an internet-capable laptop.

RPL Students will need this to access and potentially submit their RPL evidence

Training and Assessment Students will need this to access the learning and assessment material both in class and at home.

Course Fee

Contact our office for the current course fees for RPL and Training and Assessment

Contact Details

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