Training

Type A appliance servicing

This course is for anyone who holds gasfitting registration or license and wants to service Type A gas appliances.

What is it?

To service Type A gas appliances in Victoria, plumbers need to hold the specialised class of ‘Type A appliance servicing’ endorsed as part of their current license or registration with the VBA. The approved competency required for license or registration is CPCGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances.

This course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults on domestic and commercial Type A gas appliances.

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Type A appliance servicing

It is important for employers to understand that plumbers that completed training after 2008 would not have been automatically granted this specialised class when they initially gained registration. Master Plumbers encourages all members to check the credentials of your employees to ensure that only suitably qualified plumbers are carrying out servicing work.

This course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults on domestic and commercial Type A gas appliances. The importance to be able to carry out service work appropriately is paramount to the safe operation of gas appliances and that of the community.

Appliances such as hot water services, space heaters, ducted heaters, wall furnaces and cookers can fall into this category.

As defined in the Plumbing regulations 2018:

Type A appliance servicing work is the internal cleaning, maintenance and adjusting of a Type A appliance and includes the adjustment, repair or replacement of a component of the Type A appliance.

The qualifications required to be able to be licensed to carry out Type A appliance servicing work under section 221N(1)(b)(i) of the Building Act are:

  1. a Restricted electrical worker’s licence (Class 2); and
  2. the successful completion of:
    1. the approved competency units for licensing in Type A appliance servicing work; and
    2. the Authority’s examination of licensing competencies for Type A appliance servicing work.

The qualifications required to be able to be registered to carry out Type A appliance servicing work under section 221OA(1)(b)(i) of the Building Act are:

  1. a Restricted electrical worker’s licence (Class 2); and
  2. the successful completion of:
    1. the approved competency units for registration in Type A appliance servicing work; and
    2. the Authority’s examination of registration competencies for Type A appliance servicing work

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who holds gasfitting registration or license and wants to service Type A gas appliances.

How do I get involved?

Master Plumbers delivers training in Type A appliance servicing throughout the year. You can find more information about the program and course availability by logging onto www.plumber.com.au and searching under the training tab or contacting the Master Plumbers Training Team on 9356 8920. It is a requirement for people attending this program to hold a REL (restricted electrical license) with ESV.

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This course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to diagnose and repair faults on domestic and commercial Type A gas appliances.

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