Charles Darwin University

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services - CPC40912

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00300K

This qualification is part of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package. It is for people wanting to work as: experienced fire operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Fire services stream); experienced plumbing service operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Air conditioning and mechanical services stream); plumbers who manage a plumbing business (Plumbing and services - Management stream); specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services - Operations stream); and specialist hydraulic consultants (Hydraulic services design stream).


15 units


  • Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Establish effective workplace relationships
  • Service Type A gas appliances
  • Arrange building applications and approvals
  • Create and use databases
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects
  • Identify hazards and assess OHS risks
  • Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Promote team effectiveness
  • Commission firefighting appliances
  • Commission fire alarm and detection system interface devices
  • Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software
  • Resolve business disputes
  • Carry out work-based risk control processes
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Minimise waste on the building and construction site
  • Prepare specifications for all construction works
  • Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
  • Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
  • Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project
  • Design and size stormwater drainage systems
  • Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Design compressed air systems
  • Prepare simple sketches and drawings
  • Manage small business finances
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
  • Manage projects
  • Commission air and water systems
  • Manage a small team
  • Design and size consumer gas installations
  • Plan small business finances
  • Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
  • Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
  • Apply risk management techniques
  • Design and size roof drainage systems
  • Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects
  • Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Create and use spreadsheets
  • Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems
  • Apply quality management techniques
  • Estimate and cost work
  • Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures
  • Commission fire system pumpsets
  • Write complex documents
  • Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

Standard entry requirements

See Packaging rules for entry requirements related to various streams.

Study pathways

No applicable.

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