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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions course dates are yet to be confirmed.  To register your interest in future courses please download an enrollment form by clicking the button below. Return the completed form so that we can contact you as new dates are released. Monitor this site for new dates as they are 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 2020 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

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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

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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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions course dates are yet to be confirmed.  To register your interest in future courses please download an enrollment form by clicking the button below. Return the completed form so that we can contact you as new dates are released. Monitor this site for new dates as they are 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

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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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions course dates are yet to be confirmed.  To register your interest in future courses please download an enrollment form by clicking the button below. Return the completed form so that we can contact you as new dates are released. Monitor this site for new dates as they are 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

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Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

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 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

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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

Due to COVID-19 restrictions course dates are yet to be confirmed.  To register your interest in future courses please download an enrollment form by clicking the button below. Return the completed form so that we can contact you as new dates are released. Monitor this site for new dates as they are 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