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Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 12 to 24 months. The length of time to complete this qualification will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

CPC40920

Overview

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 draining work in their own right. They may carry out plumbing and draining work themselves and/or direct and supervise the work of apprentices, journeymen and trades assistants.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as building trades include:
>Senior plumber
>Plumbing contractor

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 Student.Central@cdu.edu.au.

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.

Pathways

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

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $2,201.50 - $2,761.50, and for students who are not eligible range from $12,580.00 - $15,780.00 dependent on the units chosen.

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 IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) a total of fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising ten (10) Core and five (5) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 629 - 789.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
BSBESB402Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures60
CPCCBC4012Read and interpret plans and specifications30
CPCPCM4011Carry out work-based risk control processes24
CPCPCM4012Estimate and cost work40
CPCPCM4015Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry15
CPCPDR4011Design and size sanitary drainage systems40
CPCPDR4012Design and size stormwater drainage systems45
CPCPGS4011Design and size consumer gas installations60
CPCPSN4011Design and size sanitary plumbing systems50
CPCPWT4011Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems80
 Total nominal hours for core units444
Elective units of competency (Select 5 from below)
CPCPDR4013Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems35
CPCPDR3024
 
Maintain and service domestic treatment plants and onsite sewerage facilities (unnamed)
Pre-requisite: CPCPDR4013
50
CPCPGS4022
 
Service Type A gas appliances
Pre-requisites: CPCPCM2043 and CPCPGS3053
180
CPCPRF4011Design and size roof drainage systems60
CPCPWT4022
 
Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
Pre-requisites: CPCPCM2043 and CPCPGS3027
20
CPCPWT4023
 
Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
Pre-requisites: CPCPCM2043 and CPCPWT3022
20
 Total nominal hours for elective units185 - 345
 Total nominal hours for the qualification629 - 789

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services - Operations, candidates require:

 

·        Completion of a relevant trade qualification or equivalent such as CPC32413 Cert III in Plumbing.

·        An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy.

·        Confident computer literacy.

·        Completion of the NT White Card is required before entering a construction work site (CPCCCWHS1001 covers this requirement).

 

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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.

Yron

CDU Student

Yron VET Trades

Course details

Accreditation

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

Employability skills

Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

Location and study mode

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

Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

Study Mode: On campus, online

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

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
Occupation types
Plumber (General)
Area of study
Plumbing, Building and Construction

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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