What’s included in Master Plumbers’ CPD

This page and our CPD toolbox show the activities currently approved by our industry-based CPD Advisory Committee.

Activities currently approved for CPD

Listed below are all the courses, meetings, online training and self directed learning activities which are approved for CPD points.

We plan to keep adding activities to cover the wide range of learning and content areas which plumbers need to stay up-to-date.

If you have undertaken a learning activity which you think should earn CPD points but isn’t approved, please email [email protected] and we’ll follow up to see if it can be added to our program.

CPD training with Master Plumbers

CPD training with Master Plumbers

Sanitary and Drainage

Training Course Provider CPD Points
Design and size sanitary drainage systems RMIT 3
Design and size storm water drainage systems RMIT 3
Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems RMIT 3
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems RMIT 3
Land Capability Assessment for on-site wastewater management training Centre for Environmental Training 3

Reading of VBA Technical Solution sheets –  1 CPD point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including the reading of technical information sheets.

 VBA Technical Solution Sheet 
1.01 Sanitary Plumbing – Air Admittance Valves
1.02 Sanitary Plumbing – Thermal Expansion in Above Ground PVC-U Pipelines
1.03 Sanitary Plumbing – Floor Waste Gullies
1.04 Sanitary Plumbing – Installation of Fixtures for Disabled Persons
1.04A Sanitary Plumbing – Installation of Fixtures for Disabled Persons Building Classes 9b and 10 Public Transport Buildings
1.05 Sanitary Plumbing – Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds
2.01 Septic Tank Installation – Aerated Wastewater treatment Systems
3.01 Drainage – Bedding Drains in Stable Soil
3.02 Drainage – Boundary Traps
3.03 Drainage – Combined Drains Overflow Relief and Inspection
3.04 Drainage – Refrigerated Cabinet Condensate Drains Connected via Tundishes
3.05 Drainage – Drainage Overflow Relief
3.06 Drainage – Drains in Reactive Soils, Unstable or Water Charged Ground
3.07 Low Risk Trade Waster Appliances
3.08 Drainage – Multi-Unit Development (excluding Multi-Storey)
3.09 Drainage – Property Sewerage Drains
3.10 Drainage – (Below Ground Sewer) – Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds
3.14 Drainage – Vacuum Sewerage Systems
4.01 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Bioretention
4.02 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Reduced Grade
4.03 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds
4.04 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Sizing Drains and Eaves Gutters
4.05 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Charged Systems to Rainwater Tanks
4.06 Drainage – (Below Ground Stormwater) Bedding Site Stormwater Drains

General Technical

Training Activity Provider CPD Points
Work based risk control processes Master Plumbers 2
Estimate and cost work Master Plumbers 2
Small business legal and risk management Master Plumbers 3

Master Plumbers Member Activities CPD Points
Divisional Meetings 2 per session
AGM  2 per session
Expos 2 per expo
Product Information Sessions 1 per session

 

Other Organisations’ Activities CPD Points
Trade product demonstrations / roadshows (eg. Reece, Tradelink) 1 per session
World Plumbing Conference 2019 (World Plumbing Council) 4

Master Plumbers Activities CPD Points
Board meetings 2*
Finance committee meetings  2*
National Council meetings 2*

* NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points are allowed per CPD year for attending Master Plumbers’ Board and National Council meetings and the Master Plumbers’ AGM

Learning Activity CPD Points
Reading trade publications eg. Australian Plumbing 1 point per hour
Watching Reece YouTube Channel 1 point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading trade publications, reading technical information sheets or watching manufacturer YouTube channels.

Business

Training Course Provider CPD Points
Read and interpret plans and specifications RMIT 2
Estimate and cost work Master Plumbers 2
Small business legal and risk management requirements Master Plumbers 3
Other business courses eg. Australian Institute of Management (AIM) or Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  Please contact us to discuss the course and determine points which can be assigned.

Master Plumbers Member Activities CPD Points
Business breakfasts 2 per breakfast
Women in Plumbing meetings 1 per meeting

Learning Activity CPD points
Podcast: Master Plumbers Radio 1 point per hour
Podcast: Trench Talk with Matt Reynolds 1 point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including listening to approved plumbing podcasts

Safety

Training Course / Qualification Provider CPD Points
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety CEPUTEC 4
Diploma in Work Health and Safety CEPUTEC 4
First aid – Level two CEPUTEC 3
First aid – Level two refresher CEPUTEC 2
First aid – Level three CEPUTEC 4
First aid - Level three refresher CEPUTEC 2
Safety representatives course CEPUTEC 4
Safety representatives course refresher CEPUTEC 2
Boom lift CEPUTEC 3
Confined space entry CEPUTEC 3
Confined space refresher CEPUTEC 2
Construction Induction (CI card) CEPUTEC 2
Forklift CEPUTEC 3
Safe work on roofs CEPUTEC 2
Work Health and Safety Management Workshop Master Plumbers 2

Reading of  Worksafe technical information sheets – 1 point per hour.

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading technical information sheets.

Fire Protection

Training Course Provider CPD points
Annual testing Fire Industry Training 2
Inspect and test control and indicating equipment (CIE) Fire Industry
Training
2
Special hazards: Fixed system testing, maintenance, installation and decommissioning Fire Industry Training 3
Australian Standards - AS 1851-2012 Fire Industry Training 1
AutoCAD Fire Industry Training 3

Water supply

Training Course Provider CPD Points
Water license level training Master Plumbers 3
Backflow Prevention Master Plumbers 3
Thermostatic mixing valves (TMV) Master Plumbers 2
Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices Master Plumbers 2
Design and size heated and cold water services and systems Master Plumbers 3

Reading of VBA Technical Solution sheets –  1 point per hour.

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading technical information sheets.

VBA Technical Solution Sheets
5.01 Cold Water Plumbing – Cold Water Pipe Sizing Testing and Commissioning
5.02 Cold Water Plumbing – Water Supply For Dental Consoles
5.03 Cold Water Plumbing – Drawings of Typical Water and Fire Services
5.04 Cold Water Plumbing – Hose Connection Vacuum Breakers
5.05 Cold Water Plumbing – Hot Water from Cold Taps
5.06 Cold Water Plumbing – Maximum Outlet Pressure Within Buildings Water Supply Flow Rates
5.07 Cold Water Plumbing – Multi-unit Developments (excluding multi-storey)
5.08 Cold Water Plumbing – Rainwater Supply for Water Closet Cisterns
5.09 Cold Water Plumbing – Rainwater Tanks
5.10 Cold Water Plumbing – Temporary Plumbing for Site Sheds
5.11 Cold Water Plumbing – The use of pipe tube
5.12 Cold Water Plumbing – Transported Recycled Water for Irrigation and Commercial Car Washing
6.01 Hot Water Plumbing – Achieving Hot Water Delivery Temperatures Dead Ends
6.02 Hot Water Plumbing – Cold Water Shut-Off Valve
6.03 Hot Water Plumbing - Heat Trace Cables in Warm and Hot Water Systems
6.04 Hot Water Plumbing – Installation of Tempering Valves and Heat Retention for Hot Water Piping
6.05 Hot Water Plumbing – Maximum Outlet Pressure Within Buildings Water Supply Flow Rates
6.06 Hot Water Plumbing – Solar Hot Water Performance Requirements
6.07 Hot Water Plumbing – Special Option for a Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve
6.08 Hot Water Plumbing – Temporary plumbing for site sheds
6.09 Hot Water Plumbing – Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve Drain Lines
6.10 Hot Water Plumbing – Thermal Insulation of Heated Water Pipework
6.11 Hot Water Plumbing – Warm Water Systems
6.12 Hot Water Plumbing – Water Tempering Control Options for Non Storage
6.13 Hot Water Plumbing – Solar Heated Water – 6 Star Requirements
8.01 Backflow Prevention – Backflow Requirements for Hydronic Heating Installations
8.02 Backflow Prevention – Cross Connections in Drinking Water Supplies
8.03 Backflow Prevention – Transported Recycled Water for Irrigation and Commercial Car Washing
91.01 Grey or Recycled Water – Transported Recycled Water for Irrigation and Commercial Car Washing
91.02 Grey or Recycled Water – Grey or Recycled Water non drinking water supply
91.04 Grey or Recycled Water – Grey Water and Recycled Water
99.01 Rainwater Tank Installation – Rainwater Supply for Water Close Cisterns
99.02 Rainwater Tanks – Rainwater Tanks

Roofing

Training course Provider CPD Points
Roofing license level training Master Plumbers 3
Safe work on roofs CEPUTEC 2

Master Plumbers Member Activities CPD Points
Roofing Divisional Meetings 2 per session

Reading of VBA Technical Solution sheets –  1 point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading technical information sheets.

VBA Technical Solution Sheets
0.01 Roof Plumbing – (Stormwater Drainage) Charged Systems to Rainwater Tanks
0.02 Roof Plumbing – V-Gutters
0.03 Roof Plumbing – Flashing Roofs to Walls
0.04 Roof Plumbing – Roof and Stormwater
0.05 Roof Plumbing – Sheet Roof Systems in Bushfire Prone Areas

Heating and cooling

Training Course Provider CPD Points
Flexible duct installation course Master Plumbers 1
Mechanical services license level training Master Plumbers 3
Welding – Electrofusion and polybott welding CEPUTEC 2
Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems Master Plumbers 3

Event Provider CPD Points
AMCA National Conference (Byron Bay 1-4 October 2019) AMCA 4

Reading of VBA Technical Solution Sheets – 1 point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading technical information sheets

VBA Technical Solution Sheet 
7.01 Mechanical Services – Solid Fuel Heaters
7.02 Mechanical Services – Cooling Towers
7.03 Mechanical Services – Condensation Drainage Utilising Self Sealing Devices
7.04 Mechanical Services – Flexible Ducting for the Heating, Cooling and Ventilation of a Building
7.05 Mechanical Services – Evaporative Coolers
7.06 Mechanical Services – Heat Shifters
7.07 Mechanical Services – Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation Systems
7.08 Mechanical Services – Split Systems Air Conditioning

Gas

Training Course Provider CPD Points
Gas license level training Master Plumbers 3
Type A gas appliance servicing Master Plumbers 6
Type B gas appliance servicing Master Plumbers 6
Install medical gas pipeline systems Master Plumbers 4
Design and size consumer gas installations RMIT 3
Design and size consumer gas installations Victoria University 3
Carbon Monoxide Awareness Training Master Plumbers 2
Disconnect/reconnect appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring Master Plumbers 4

Completing approved online training courses – 1 point per hour

Online Course Provider
Electric Water Heating Rheem Online
Gas Continuous Flow Water Heaters Rheem Online
Gas Storage Water Heaters Rheem Online
Heavy Duty Gas Water Heaters Rheem Online
Mechanical instantaneous gas water heaters Rheem Online
Solar Water Heating Rheem Online

Reading of VBA Technical Solution Sheets – 1 point per hour

VBA Technical Solution Sheet
92.01 Gasfitting – Allowable Leakage Rate for Existing Fuel Gas Installations
92.02 Gasfitting – Connection of Commercial Catering Equipment
92.03 Gasfitting – Commercial Catering Equipment and Residential Cooking Appliances
92.05 Gasfitting – Natural Gas Type A Installations Appliances in Roof Space
92.06 Gasfitting – Temporary plumbing for site sheds

Reading of Energy Safe Victoria Technical Information Sheets – 1 point per hour

NB: A maximum of 4 CPD points can be earned each year from all self-directed learning activities, including reading technical information sheets

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