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2 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 2 years. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Not available to international students.

Course code



The target learner for Certificate III in Roof Plumbing is typically (but not limited to) Roof Plumbing candidates who have entered into an apprenticeship.

This qualification has core and elective units of competency requirements that cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as, roof plumbing specialist units of competency.

This qualification is only available as an Apprenticeship.

Career opportunities

Job roles and titles relevant to this qualification may differ between industry sectors but may include:
>Roof plumber

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.

This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email

Credit Transfer

Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.

In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.


2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $1,599.50, and for students who are not eligible is $9,140.00.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

CDU trades student

Why study trades at CDU?

Whether you're an apprentice, a trainee, or already working in the industry, our trades courses are for you.

Start your career or upskill in a variety of areas from construction and electrotechnology to plumbing and metal trades. Wherever your interest lies, you'll learn from experts with industry-standard technologies and tools so you can graduate workplace ready.

  • NT's largest training provider
  • Access to specialised trade training facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning so you can qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a Certificate III in Roof Plumbing  a total of  TWENTY FIVE (25) units of competency must be completed comprising TWENTY TWO (22) Core and THREE (3) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 457 

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CPCPCM2039ACarry out interactive workplace communication10
CPCPCM2040ARead plans and calculate plumbing quantities8
CPCPCM2041A #Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector15
CPCPCM2043ACarry out WHS requirements50
CPCPCM2045A #Handle and store plumbing materials6
CPCPCM2046A  #Use plumbing hand and power tools40
CPCPCM2047A  #Carry out levelling6
CPCPCM2050A #Mark out materials20
CPCPCM2055A #Work safely on roofs20
CPCPCM3021A #Flash penetrations through roofs and walls18
HLTFA211AProvide basic emergency life support8
CPCPCM2048A #Cut and join sheet metal8
CPCPRF2022A #Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding16
CPCPRF3021A #Receive roofing materials4
CPCPRF3022A  #Fabricate and install roof drainage components48
CPCPRF3023A #Fabricate and install external flashings16
CPCPRF3024A #Install roof components10
CPCPRF3026A #Install composite roof systems20
CPCCCM2008B#Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding40
CPCCCM2010B#Work safely at heights8
CPCCCM3001C #Operate elevated work platforms32
CPCPRF3025A #Install roof coverings to curved roof structures12
 Total nominal hours for core units415
CPCPCM2052A #Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment16
CPCPCM2053A #Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment16
CPCPRF2023A  #Collect and store roof water10
 Total nominal hours for elective units42
 Total nominal hours for the qualification457

 # Competencies marked # have pre-requisites units of competency

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

To gain entry into CPC32612 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing, candidates are required to be apprentices who have entered into a training contract, or have relevant industry experience. It is advised to have a moderate level of language, literacy and numeracy to undertake this qualification.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

All of my lecturers were top notch former tradies with a solid grasp of what they were teaching. Whatever my issue was, they were always there for me. It was great.


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Course details


This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Employability skills

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Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Roof Plumber
Area of study

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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