Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services - CPC40920

Bendigo TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 01218G

This qualification reflects the role of an experienced plumbing service operator with advanced technical skills and/or responsibility for project design and supervision; or a hydraulic consultant responsible for designing hydraulic components and systems that meet client requirements and help in effective water management in domestic, commercial and industry contexts.Occupational titles could include:Plumbing contractorHydraulic designerThe plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.This is a licenced occupation in some jurisdictions. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements may vary between states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


  • Design compressed air systems
  • Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
  • Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry
  • Install residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
  • Design and size consumer gas installations
  • Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems
  • Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
  • Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
  • Design and size stormwater drainage systems
  • Estimate and cost work
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Produce 2-D architectural drawings using design software
  • Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
  • Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • Carry out work-based risk control processes
  • Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
  • Manage work health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • Plan finances for new business ventures
  • Design and size roof drainage systems
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Commission air and water systems
  • Install backflow prevention devices
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
  • Service Type A gas appliances
  • Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
  • Design residential fire sprinkler systems
  • Design vacuum drainage systems

Standard entry requirements

For the operations stream, a candidate must hold a Certificate III in Plumbing or be authorised to undertake plumbing work by an Australian regulator/licensing body. There are no entry requirements for the hydraulic services design pathway.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Charleston Road Domestic: $11,859
  • Flexible Delivery : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Charleston Road.

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.

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