Skip to main content

Key details



The length of time to complete this qualification is two (2) days or four (4) evenings over two weeks face-to-face.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code



This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


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


2022 indicative fees for this course are $500.

Course information flyer(s)

Social Work CDU Event

Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To achieve the vocational training program VTP408 - Backflow Prevention Devices a total of one (1) unit of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 20.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
CPCPWT4022Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices20
 Total nominal hours for the training program20


Pre-requisite units:

CPCPWT4022 Commission and maintain backflow prevention devicesCPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS Requirements, 
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices
CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devicesCPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements, 
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure pipingCPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS Requirements


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To gain entry into, VTP408 - Backflow Prevention Devices candidates require:

  • Certificate III in Plumbing or industry equivalent
  • NT White Card
  • Must have completed the pre-requisite units for CPCPWT4022
    • CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
    • CPCPWT3027 Install backflow prevention devices (most hold pre-requisite units: CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements, and CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping)
  • Sufficient level of literacy and numeracy

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

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.


CDU student

Nikki Govan

Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

Location and study mode

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

Locations: Alice Springs, 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
Area of study

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

You make CDU

Together we are a positive force for change in our communities and the world.

How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.


To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.


Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

We’re here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.