Training courses

Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

Course Code: CPCPWT4022A

2 points

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services. It covers the identification of requirements, preparation of work, commissioning and maintenance activities and finalisation of work including documentation.

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) will be in attendance on the final day of training to conduct the external examination (4 hours) for those learners who wish to receive endorsement on their plumbing licence in backflow prevention as a specialised class of plumbing.

 

Learners must hold water supply registration and/or license.

There are no prerequisite training units for this unit of competency.

It is recommended that learners undertaking this course have acquired language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Course structure

Course delivery is face to face classroom training.

Course duration

24 hours over three (3) consecutive days. Includes a four (4) hour external practical assessment supervised by the VBA. Sessions run from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status
*February 4 to 6 Brunswick Available
*February 10 to 12 Geelong Available
*March 3 to 5 Brunswick Available
*April 7 to 9 Brunswick Available
* May 5 to 7 Brunswick Available
*June 2 to 4 Brunswick Available
*June 30 to July 2 Brunswick Available
*July 28 to 30  Brunswick Available
*August 25 to 27 Brunswick Available
*September 22 to 24 Brunswick Available
*October 6 to 8 Geelong Available
*October 20 to 22 Brunswick Available
*November 10 to 12 Brunswick Available
*December 8 to 10 Brunswick Available

* Includes VBA assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $483.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $690.00
 
Additional VBA Examination fees

As of July 2019 additional fees apply and are payable directly to the VBA. To sit the VBA practical and theory assessments there is a $173.40 fee. After successful completion there is an application fee of $31.50 that needs to be paid for the endorsement to be added to any current license or registration area. These will be invoiced separately by the VBA. For further information on changes to VBA fees visit the VBA Plumbing licensing & registration fees webpage or contact the VBA direct.

Assessment arrangements

Unit assessment requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • complete a practical assessment which requires the learner to successfully test, commission and complete relevant testing documentation for the following valves;
    • two different double check valves
    • a single (testable) check valve
    • two different registered air gaps (including two different orifice sizes and inlet pressures)
    • two different types of pressure type vacuum breakers
    • two different reduced pressure zone devices

External assessment

The VBA will conduct a four (4) hour external assessment for those learners who wish to receive endorsement on their plumbing licence in backflow prevention.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify sources and gather information relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices.
  • Apply safety and quality assurance requirements and demonstrate effective work methods relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices.
  • Test, commission and undertake maintenance of high, medium and low hazard backflow prevention devices in water services.
  • Identify and complete all relevant documentation relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices.

Recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered\licensed plumbers who wish to seek endorsement in the specialised class of backflow prevention work. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Install medical gas pipeline systems

Course Code: CPCPCM3034A

This three day course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely install and test medical gas pipelines for use within hospitals and other medical facilities.

Participants must:

Be registered or licensed in the class of mechanical services plumbing

Have completed  CPCPM2043A Carry out WHS requirements prior to undertaking the program

Hold a construction induction card (or equivalent)

It is recommended that learners undertaking this course have acquired language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Complete pre-reading and activities that will be supplied on emrolment

Course structure

Course delivery is face to face classroom training.

Three (3) consecutive days including a four (4) hour external practical assessment supervised by the VBA.

Course duration

24 hours over three (3) consecutive days.

 

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $770.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $1100.00

Unit assessment requires learners to:

complete a theory assessment
complete a practical assessment which requires the learner to successfully install and test, at three medical gas pipeline systems for different gasses from a manifold to terminal units and fittings.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

determine system requirements

install, test and purge a medical gas pipeline system

Recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment. This unit forms part of CPC32413 Certificate III in plumbing.

 

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Service Type A gas appliances

Course Code: CPCPGS4022A

6 points

Course overview

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

Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the scope of AS/NZS 5601:2013 Part 1 Gas installations and local licensing requirements (gas, electrical and plumbing).

 

This course is delivered by Gastrain under a third party agreement, details available upon request.

Prerequisites

Participants must hold gas registration and/or license.

Participants must hold a restricted electrical license.

There are no prerequisite training units for this unit of competency.

However it is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

  • One hundred and twelve (112) hours of trainer led learning and assessment over a sixteen (16) day duration, being two (2) days a week over an eight week period.
  • plus approximately sixty eight (68) hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance

Course duration

The program is 180 hours in duration. Sessions run from 12.00pm to 7.00pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
*February 3 to March 31 Brunswick Available No training March 9 & 10
*February 5 to April 2 Brunswick Available No training March 11 & 12
*May 18 to July 14 Brunswick Available No training June 8 and 9
*August 31 to October 20 Brunswick Available  

* Includes VBA assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $2450.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $3500.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake a practical assessment to disassemble, reassemble, diagnose and remedy gas system faults on multiple Type A gas appliances
  • undertake a practical assessment to convert a Type A gas appliance to operate on another gas type.

External assessment

The VBA will conduct an external assessment for those learners who wish to receive endorsement on their plumbing licence in Type A gas appliance servicing. Assessment will occur on the final day of the training program. A payment of $173.40 is payable to the VBA for the assessment

 Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

Apply safety and quality assurance requirements and demonstrate effective work methods relevant to Type A gas appliances
Disassemble and assemble Type A gas appliances
Diagnose and remedy electrical and electronic circuitry faults
Diagnose and remedy gas system faults on Type A gas appliances
Convert Type A gas appliances to another gas type
Identify and complete all relevant documentation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered\licensed plumbers who wish to seek endorsement for the specialised class of Type A appliance servicing work. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

Course Code: CPCPGS4023B

6 points

Course overview

This course covers the skills and knowledge to install, test, adjust, commission and service Type B gas appliances. Learners will learn to identify, diagnose and rectify system faults in Type B appliances.

This course is delivered by Gastrain under a third party agreement, details available upon request.

Prerequisites

Participants must hold a restricted electrical workers licence.

It is also recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF and the ability to perform complex calculations.

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

  • One hundred and twelve (112) hours of trainer led learning and assessment over a sixteen (16) day duration, being two (2) days a week over an eight week period.
  • plus approximately twenty six (26) hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance

Course duration

The program is 138 hours in duration. Sessions run from 12.00pm to 7.00pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status
April 22 to June 11 Brunswick Available
September 9 to October 29 Brunswick Available

 

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $2450.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $3500.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake a practical assessment to install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
  • complete a written assignment; ‘Type B gas appliance submission’.

Course outcome

Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • follow safe work procedures relating to the installation, commissioning and servicing of Type B appliances
  • install Type B gas appliances
  • commission Type B gas appliances
  • service Type B gas appliances
  • identify and complete all relevant documentation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered\ licensed plumbers who wish to seek their licence in the main class of Type B gasfitting work. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Commission and maintain hot and heated water control valves

Course Code: CPCPWT4023A

2 points

Course overview

This course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to test, commission and maintain hot water temperature control valve devices in water services. It covers the identification of requirements, preparation of work, commissioning and maintenance act

Prerequisites

Learners must hold water supply registration and/or license.

There are no prerequisite training units for this unit of competency.

It is recommended that learners undertaking this course have acquired language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Course structure

Course delivery is face to face classroom training.

Course duration

16 hours over two (2) consecutive days. Classes run from 8.00am to 4.00pm.

Course dates:

Please contact: 9329 9622

 

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $420.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $600.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake a practical assessment to commission and maintain heated water temperature control valves including completing appropriate documentation.

Successful completion of the Assessment will allow participant’s to apply for registration or licence with the Victorian Building Authority 

Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • identify sources and gather information relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of hot water temperature control devices.
  • apply safety and quality assurance requirements and demonstrate effective work methods relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of hot water temperature control devices.
  • test, commission and undertake maintenance of hot water temperature control devices, including thermostatic mixing valves in water services.
  • identify and complete all relevant documentation relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of hot water temperature control devices.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered\licensed plumbers who wish to seek endorsement in the specialised class of Thermostatic mixing valve work. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Establish legal and risk management requirements of a small business

Course Code: BSBSBM401

3 points

Course overview

This course provides learners with the skill and knowledge required to identify and establish a range of business structures and to comply with the regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements of establishing and running a small business.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisite units for this unit of competency.

However it is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course structure

Course delivery will use a combination of face to face classroom training, flexible learning materials and self directed home based study.

  • One (1) evening per week (3 hrs) for 10 weeks
  • plus 30 hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance

Course duration

60 hours. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
March 4 to May 6 Brunswick Available No training April 15
August 12 to September 14 Brunswick Available  

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $385.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $550.00

Assessment arrangements

Unit assessment requires learners to:

  • complete task SMB401_1 – Case study on legal and administrative requirements
  • complete task SMB401_2 – Industrial relations principles
  • complete task SMB401_3 – Technical compliance
  • complete task SMB401_4 – Growing the business SWOT analysis

Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • identify appropriate legal business structures to meet the requirements of small businesses in a plumbing context.
  • recognise legal and regulatory requirements of small business.
  • develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legal and regulatory requirements of small business.
  • arrange and negotiate contracts in the context of a small plumbing business

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in any main class of plumbing. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Flexible duct installation course

Course overview

This is an online course designed for mechanical services plumbers who need to update their knowledge and skills to select and install flexible duct in accordance with new duct regulations.

Learners must hold Mechanical Services registration.

Course structure

This is an online course; learner’s will work through the course theoretical learning material and activities at their own pace.

Course duration

This is an online course; learner’s will work through the learning material at their own pace. Allow four (4) hours.

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $51.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $102.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment consists of a short online theory quiz at the completion of the course.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • understand the requirements of the new duct regulations
  • select and install flexible duct to meet the requirements of the Australian Standards.
  • satisfy the VBA that they are up to date with the new duct regulations by demonstrating training participation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Environmentally sustainable plumbing technology

Course Code: 22292VIC

3 points

Course overview

The Course in Environmentally Sustainable Plumbing Technology has been designed for registered and/or licensed plumbing practitioners and plumbing apprentices who wish to ‘value-add’ to their existing plumbing skills and services.

It provides learners with the knowledge and skills required to advise clients on the selection of sustainable plumbing appliances and systems for use in domestic or commercial properties. The appropriate selection of plumbing systems may deliver financial savings for the client and also environmental benefits to the community as a whole.

Learners must be a licensed or registered plumber or a plumbing apprentice.

Learners must hold water registration to undertake the unit VU21723 Install solar heated water systems.

Course structure

The course consists of five units; four core units and one elective unit.

Core units (all four core units must be completed)

  • VU21716 Provide advice on energy efficient plumbing measures
    • addresses improving energy usage in domestic and commercial properties.
  • VU21717 Provide advice on solar heated water systems
    • addresses selection and installation of solar heated water systems.
  • VU21718 Provide advice on urban alternative water sources
    • addresses alternative sources of water available for urban use.
  • VU21719 Plan pump systems
    • addresses planning and sizing simple pump systems used to pump rainwater and greywater in suburban areas.

Elective units (one elective unit must be completed)

  • VU21720 Carry out environmental plumbing inspections
    • addresses requirements for environmental plumbing inspections and reports for domestic buildings.
  • VU21721 Provide advice on energy efficient commercial hot water systems
    • addresses efficient commercial heated water systems including gas, electric, solar and/or heat pump heated water systems.
  • VU21722 Provide advice on geothermal heat pump systems
    • addresses use of geothermal heat pump systems (ground source heat pumps) for heating and cooling to improve environmental sustainability.
  • VU21723 Install solar heated water systems
    • addresses skills required to install and commission close coupled and pumped solar heated water systems.
    • participants must hold water registration to undertake this unit.

This course is delivered as face to face, trainer led classroom training. There are two delivery options;

  • Learners may complete the core and elective units as a series of stand-alone courses (single day delivery) over a period of time to build up to meet the course requirements
  • Learners may complete a ‘block’ program during which all core and elective units are delivered and assessed over five (5) consecutive days.

Course duration

36-42 hours depending on elective selection

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $375.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $750.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment for each unit
  • complete a case study/practical assessment for each unit

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • discuss the benefits of sustainability for clients and the broader community as a whole
  • provide advice to clients on water and energy saving plumbing appliances and systems
  • report on existing plumbing systems and make recommendations for environmentally sustainable improvements.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Estimate and cost work

Course Code: CPCPCM4012A

2 points

Course overview

This unit provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for the provision of services or products.

There are no prerequisites for this unit of competency.

However it is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course structure

Course delivery will use a combination of face to face classroom training, flexible learning materials and self directed home based study.

15 hours of trainer led learning and assessment; one evening per week (3hrs) over five (5) weeks
plus 25 hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance.

Course duration

One evening per week for five (5) weeks. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status
March 10 to April 7 Brunswick Available
May 19 to June 16 Brunswick Available
August 11 to September 8 Brunswick Available
September 29 to October 27 Brunswick Available

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $245.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $350.00

Assessment arrangements

Unit assessment requires learners to;

  • complete task CM4012A_1 – Estimate and cost preparation
    • Part A - Understanding overhead/preliminary costs
    • Part B - Establishing a labour rate
    • Part C - Estimating overheads
    • Part D – Prepare a Scope of Works
  • complete task CM4012A_2 – Estimate and cost a plumbing project
    • Part A - Contingency planning
    • Part B - Impacts of sustainability and WHS on estimating and costing plumbing work
    • Part C - Scope of works and estimating costs
  • complete task CM4012A_3 – Estimate and cost a work based plumbing job
    • Full client quotation for plumbing job

Outcome

On successful completion of CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work learners will be able to:

  • identify sources and gather information relevant to estimating and costing plumbing services
  • calculate materials, labour and time requirements to complete plumbing work using information sourced from work site or provided drawings and specifications, including the use of proprietary estimating software.
  • identify safety requirements relevant to plumbing work its affect on work methods and cost of completing work.
  • cost plumbing projects taking into account materials, labour, overhead costs, contingencies and required mark up percentages.
  • develop documentation relating to estimating, costing and presentation of tenders/quotation to client

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in any main class of plumbing. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Disconnect and reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring

Course Code: UEENEEP102A | UEENEEP014 | UEENEEP015A

3 points

Course overview

This course will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to disconnect and reconnect appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring. This work may be incidental to or a primary and regular function of work related to a principle work function.

The course addresses composite appliances (air conditioners), water heaters and motors. It includes working safely, identifying supply arrangements, following isolation procedures, selecting and using testing and measuring devices, terminating and connecting cables and conductors, safely testing and reporting.

This course excludes disconnecting or reconnecting circuits at a switchboard or to general electrical accessories (including switches, socket outlets, circuit protective devices etc); or installation of or alteration to any part of the fixed electrical wiring system (defined as electrical installing work).

This course does not cover rectifying faults.

Work associated with this unit is undertaken within the scope of:

  • AS/NZS4836: 2001 Safe working on low voltage electrical installations
  • local licensing requirements (Energy Safe Victoria)

This course is delivered by Gastrain under a third party agreement, details on request.

There are no prerequisite units for this unit of competency.

Learners who wish to complete this course and seek license in this area are advised to make application to Energy Safe Victoria prior to enrolling.

It is also recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF and to perform complex calculations.

 

Course structure

This course is delivered over a seven (7) day period. The seven (7) days are broken into two blocks:

  • first block is four (4) days
  • second block is three (3) days

Approximately five (5) days after successful completion of the course, eligible learners may undertake an external practical exam assessed by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) assessors to obtain their restricted electrical licence (REL Class 2).

Course duration

The program is 60 hours in duration.

The three course units will be delivered concurrently to learners. Learners enrol in the units that match their restricted electrical licence classification requirement; they may enrol in either one or two units.

Course dates

Date Location Time Status
*February 17 to 20 and March 2 to 4

External course assessment dates

March 10, 11

Brunswick 12.00pm to 7.00pm Available
*June 29 to July 2 and July 13 to 15

External course assessment dates  

July 21, 22

Brunswick 12.00pm to 7.00pm Available
*April 27 to 30 and May 11 to 13

External course assessment dates  

May 19, 20

Brunswick 8.00am to 4.00pm Available
*September 7 to 10 and September 21 to 23

External course assessment dates  

September 29, 30

Brunswick 8.00am to 4.00pm Available
*October 26 to 29 and November 9 to 11

External course assessment dates  

November 17, 18

Brunswick 8.00am to 4.00pm Available

* Includes ESV assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $1190.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $1700.00

 

Additional Regulator Exam Cost:

There will be an additional cost of $250.00 added to the course fee for the independent assessment as required by the regulator Energy Safe Victoria (ESV)

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake practical assessment/s related to the equipment classification type/s selected by the learner

External assessment

Approximately five (5) days after successful completion of the course, eligible learners may undertake an external practical exam assessed by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) assessors to obtain their restricted electrical licence (REL Class 2).

Outcome

On successful completion of UEENEEP012A Disconnect-reconnect composite appliances connected to low voltage installation wiring learners will be able to:

  • Disconnect electrical equipment.
  • Reconnect electrical equipment.
  • Test the reconnected electrical equipment for safe operation.
  • Identify and report faults
  • Provide status report(s).

On successful completion of UEENEEP014A Disconnect-reconnect water heaters connected to low voltage installation wiring learners will be able to:

  • Disconnect water heaters
  • Reconnect water heaters
  • Test the reconnected water heaters for safe operation
  • Identify and report faults
  • Provide status report(s)

On successful completion of UEENEEP015A Disconnect-reconnect motors connected to low voltage installation wiring learners will be able to:

  • Disconnect motors
  • Reconnect motors
  • Test the reconnected motor for safe operation
  • Identify and report faults
  • Provide status report(s)

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment for the unit/s undertaken.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Design and size roof drainage systems

Course Code: CPCPRF4011B

3 points

Course overview

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to design, size and document the layout of a variety of commercial and residential roof types including those with eaves gutters, box gutters, sumps and/or rainheads.

It covers preparing for the work, identifying and confirming system requirements, design system layout and work finalisation processes, including documentation.

There are no pre requisite units for this unit of competency.

However learners must have completed the Certificate III in Plumbing or equivalent and be registered in roofing.

It is also recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

 

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

33 hours of trainer led learning and assessment over 11 weeks, one (1) evening per week
plus approximately 47 hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance.

Course duration

80 hours. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
*February 27 to May 21 Brunswick Available No training April 16
*August 6 to October 22 Brunswick Available  

* Includes VBA assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $385.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $550.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake four (4) practical assessment related to the design, sizing and lay out of roof drainage systems.

External assessment

The VBA external assessment for the roofing licence will be held at the completion of the course for those leaners who wish to undertake it.  An additional cost of $63.20 is payable to the VBA for the examination.

Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • prepare for design work
  • identify system requirements for roofing work, catchment areas and design flows
  • plan and design the system layout for roof drainage systems
  • apply relevant safety, quality assurance and sustainability requirements
  • identify and complete all relevant documentation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in the main class of Roofing. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

Course Code: CPCPMS4011B

3 points

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to design, size and document the layout of heating and cooling systems (mechanical services) for multi-floor structures. It covers preparing for the work, identifying and confirming system specifications and requirements, design system layout and work finalisation processes, including records and documents.

There are no prerequisite units for this unit of competency.

However learners must have completed the Certificate III in Plumbing or equivalent and be registered in mechanical services.

It is also recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be required to undergo a pre-assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

60 hours of trainer led learning and assessment over 20 weeks, one (1) evening per week
plus approximately sixty (60) hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance

Course duration

160 hours. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
*February 25 to July 14 Brunswick Available No training April 14

* Includes VBA Assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $560.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $800.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake a practical assessment to design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems including completing appropriate documentation.

External assessment

The VBA external assessment for the Mechanical Services license will be held at the completion of the course for those leaners who wish to undertake it. A cost of $63.20 is payable to the VBA for this examination.

Outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • prepare for design work
  • identify system requirements for heating and cooling systems (mechanical services) in multi floor structures
  • design the system layout for heating and cooling systems (mechanical services) in multi floor structures
  • apply safety and quality assurance requirements and demonstrate effective work methods relevant to design size and lay out heating and cooling systems.
  • identify and complete all documentation relevant to the design, size and lay out of heating and cooling systems.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in the main class of Mechanical Services. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Course Code: CPCPWT4011B

3 points

Course overview

This course provides learners with the skills and knowledge to design, size and document the layout of;

  • heated, tempered and cold water services
  • flushing systems
  • hydrant and hose reel systems for multi-floor buildings.
    It covers preparing for the work, identifying and confirming system requirements, design system layout and work finalisation processes, including documentation.

Learners must hold water supply registration.

There are no prerequisite training units for this unit of competency.

It is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be encouraged to undertake a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course duration

80 hours. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

  • 48 hours of trainer led learning and assessment over 16 weeks, one (1) evening per week
  • plus approximately 32 hours self-directed learning prior to/or during course attendance.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
*February 6 to May 28 Brunswick Available No training April 16
*July 16 to October 29 Brunswick Available  

* Includes VBA assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $420.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $600.00

Assessment arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake six (6) practical assessment related to the design, sizing and lay out of heated, tempered and cold water services, flushing systems, and hydrant and hose reel systems for multi-floor buildings.

External assessment

The VBA external assessment for the Water Supply license will be held at the completion of the course for those leaners who wish to undertake it.  A cost of $63.20 is payable to the VBA for this examination.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • prepare for design work
  • identify system requirements for heated, tempered and cold water services and systems
  • plan and design the system layout for heated, tempered and cold water services and systems
  • apply relevant safety, quality assurance and sustainability requirements
  • identify and complete all relevant documentation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in the main class of Water Supply. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Design and size consumer gas installations

Course Code: CPCPGS4011C

3 points

Course overview

This course will enable learners to design, size and document the layout of consumer gas installations that feature;

  • operating pressures of up to 200kPa
  • fluing, ventilation and installation requirements
  • NG and LPG installations
  • domestic and commercial installations
  • caravan and marine installations.

This work may be done in multi storied buildings and/or multiple buildings supplied through one gas source.

It covers preparing for the work, identifying and confirming system requirements, design system layout and work finalisation processes, including documentation.

Learners must hold Gas registration.

There are no prerequisite training units for this unit of competency

It is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be encouraged to undertake a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Duration

60 Hours. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course structure

Course delivery involves:

  • 42 hours of trainer led learning and assessment over 14 weeks, one (1) evening per week
  • plus approximately 18 hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance.

Course dates

Date Location Status Note
*February 5 to May 27 Brunswick Available No training April 15
*July 15 to October 28 Brunswick Available  

* Includes VBA assessment

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $420.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $600.00

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment for this course requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • undertake four (4) practical assessment related to the design, sizing and lay out of consumer gas installations.

External Assessment

The VBA external assessment for the Gas license will be held at the completion of the course for those learners who wish to undertake it. A cost of $63.20 is payable to the VBA for this examination.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • prepare for design work
  • identify system requirements for consumer gas installations
  • plan and design the system layout for various consumer gas installations
  • apply relevant safety, quality assurance and sustainability requirements
  • identify and complete all relevant documentation.

Course recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in the main class of Gasfitting. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Carry out work based risk control processes

Course Code: CPCPCM4012A

2 points

Course overview

This unit will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to carry out work based risk control processes. It covers the identification of hazards, the assessment of risk, the identification of unacceptable risk and the preparation and completion of a course of action as required by a plumbing contractor.

There are no prerequisites for this unit of competency.

It is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 and Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to this unit will be encouraged to undertake a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

Course structure

Course delivery will use a combination of face to face classroom training, flexible learning materials and self directed home based study.

12 hours of trainer led learning and assessment; one evening per week (3hrs) over four (4) weeks
plus 12 hours self directed learning prior to/or during course attendance.

Course duration

One evening per week for four (4) weeks. Classes run from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

Course dates

Date Location Status
March 11 to April 1 Brunswick Available
May 20 to June 10 Brunswick Available
July 15 to August 5 Brunswick Available
October 7 to 28 Brunswick Available

Course fees:

Master Plumbers Member $245.00
PPTEU Member Nil Fee
Non-member $350.00

Unit assessment requires learners to:

  • complete a theory assessment
  • complete a written project on researching OHS policies and procedures
  • conduct a workplace risk inspection
  • carry out a work based risk assessment.

Course outcome

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Analyse a worksite and existing safety system information to identify and classify unresolved hazards and their likely impact.
  • Apply the three steps of identifying work based hazards, assessing the risk and determining unacceptable risk situations.
  • Identify, analyse and develop a plan of action to control risk.
  • Complete documentation associated with work based risk control and ensure proper distribution, storage and review
  • Apply planning to ensure identified controls are implemented and reviewed in a timely manner.

Recognition

Learners successfully completing this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

This unit is required by the Victorian Building Authority for registered plumbers who wish to seek their licence in any main class of plumbing. It is an accredited unit of competency in CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

application form

Plumbing Apprenticeship

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for plumbing apprentices who are employed full time as an apprentice and have a formal contract of training. The qualification will provide learners with the skills and knowledge required to seek registration with the Victorian Building Authority as a registered plumber.

Master Plumbers offers learners two training plan options in this qualification to meet employer requirements.

Mechanical option - five plumbing streams including water, sanitary, gas, roofing and mechanical services
Drainage option - five plumbing streams including water, sanitary, gas, roofing and drainage

Prerequisites / entry requirements

There are no specified prerequisites or entry requirements for learners in this qualification.

However it is recommended that learners are able to demonstrate language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

All new entrants to the Certificate III in Plumbing will be required to undergo a pre assessment of their language, literacy and numeracy designed to identify their level of ability against the ACSF.

It is recommended that learners hold their Construction Industry Induction card (CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry) prior to enrolling in this qualification.

Block dates

For all Master Plumbers apprentices block dates for your group can be accessed from the Structure and duration tab.

Course structure

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:

  • Stream 1 Water
  • Stream 2 Sanitary
  • Stream 3 Drainage
  • Stream 4 Mechanical Services
  • Stream 5 Roofing
  • Stream 6 Gas services

Units of competency from a minimum of four streams are required for award of this qualification. Stream 1 Water and Stream 2 Sanitary are mandatory for all learners.

To meet industry expectations, and better develop the skills of our apprentices, Master Plumbers delivers five plumbing streams in either the mechanical or drainage training option.

The following units of competency are required for the award of this qualification:

  • Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core units and 5 elective units from the water stream and
  • Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core units and 4 elective units from the sanitary stream.
  • Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core units and 4 elective units from the roofing stream
  • Stream 6 Gas services: 12 core units and 5 elective units from the gas services stream

Plus either:

  • Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream

Or

  • Stream 4 Mechanical Services: 4 core units and 11 elective units from the mechanical services stream

NB: Units of competency achieved in one stream count as credit for the same unit in the core or elective requirements for any other stream.

Course duration

  • Mechanical services option - 1336 nominal hours delivered over 3 years (block release training)
  • Drainage option - 1087 nominal hours delivered over 3 years (block release training)

Block Dates

Timetable

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Training-plumbing-apprenticeship-information

Course outcomes

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Plumber
    Plumber and drainer
    Plumber and gasfitter
    Gasfitter
    Roof plumber
    Mechanical services plumber.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Apprentices who successfully complete this qualification will be required to sit the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) external examination if they wish to achieve registration for specific classes of plumbing work.

Recognition

On successful completion learners will receive the qualification CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.

Learners who do not complete the full qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment for those unit/s which have been successfully completed. Learners will receive credit for these units where they form part of any other accredited course or training package qualification.

Licensing and registration information

All plumbing work in Victoria must comply with Part 12A of the Building Act 1993 and the Plumbing Regulations 2008.

Part 12A of the Act sets out the legal framework for the registration and licensing of plumbing practitioners, and regulation of plumbing work and other plumbing matters. The Regulations are derived from the Act and set out the requirements that must be complied with.

In accordance with the regulation for registration in Victoria the VBA mandate specific competencies from the Certificate III qualification as a minimum that must be achieved for a plumber to gain registration.

Download the VBA Gazette list of competency units here:

Gazette_Approved-Competency-Units

Delivery arrangements

This qualification incorporates approximately 3 years off the job (RTO based) structured training and delivery. The units required to complete the qualification have been grouped into stages to reflect the skill and knowledge development of apprentice learners over that time. Each stage roughly equates to a year.

Stage 1 - Foundation skills

This stage is delivered over 9 x single week blocks of training approximately every 4 weeks.

Stage 2 - Plumbing installation skills

This stage is delivered over 7 x single week blocks (drainage stream) or 8 x single week blocks (mechanical services) of training approximately every 4 weeks.

Stage 3 - Trade level skills

This stage is delivered over 7 x single week blocks (drainage stream) or 8 x single week blocks (mechanical services) of training approximately every 4 weeks.

Training delivery methods include;

  • Practical activities and learning tasks completed in the practical workshop (approximately 50% of the course)
  • Face to face teacher lead classes (approximately 50% of the course)
  • Self directed learning activities using learner resource text books, Australian Standards and industry reference materials

The course is delivered at the purpose built facilities at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC).

The units CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs and HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support may be delivered and assessed by CEPUTEC (RTO #4612).

Assessment arrangements

Assessment methods include;

  • Completion of practical installation tasks, individually or in teams, relevant to plumbing work
  • Oral and/or written questioning related to underpinning knowledge
  • Application of knowledge during practical activities (e.g. write material lists, plan tasks, develop drawings, read plans)
  • Tests /quizzes to confirm knowledge retention
  • Preparation of SWMS to ensure fundamental WHS requirements

Reasonable adjustments to our assessment methods are available for learners with specific needs. These will be discussed with a Master Plumbers assessor.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to learners in accordance with Master Plumbers’ policies and guidelines.

Note that this qualification sits within a regulated licensed industry. Individuals undertaking the job tasks and skills identified within the qualification must be registered to practice legally. Recognition of prior learning may be deemed invalid if an individual is found to have been working illegally. Recognition may be possible for generic skills for unregistered individuals.

Where individuals can demonstrate plumbing skills and knowledge have been acquired under the direct supervision of a licenced or registered plumbing practitioner within Australia an RPL application would be deemed valid.

RPL in any aspect of this qualification will generally be determined by a challenge test against the unit assessment tasks.

Download and complete the enrolment form and return to [email protected]
or call 03 9356 8920

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