Certificate III in Gas Fitting - CPC32720


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects role of a person installing, testing, maintaining and repairing gas lines, meters, regulators and piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment such as hot water systems, gas heaters and heat pumps associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) systems. Occupational titles could include:Gas fitter.This qualification includes units of competency common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry as well as gas fitting specialist units of competency and can provide a pathway to further learning and work in the plumbing industry.The 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. 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.


  • Weld using metal arc welding equipment
  • Prepare simple drawings
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
  • Purge consumer piping
  • Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • Carry out simple concreting and rendering
  • Work safely at heights
  • Design and size consumer gas installations
  • Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
  • Disconnect - reconnect electrical equipment connected to low voltage (LV) installation wiring
  • Install LPG systems in marine craft
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
  • Install trench support
  • Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
  • Produce 2-D architectural drawings using design software
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
  • Size and install consumer gas piping systems
  • Carry out levelling
  • Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Install gas sub-meters
  • Operate personnel and materials hoists
  • Handle and store plumbing materials
  • Maintain Type A gas appliances
  • Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
  • Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Install gas pressure control equipment
  • Install gas appliance flues
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Provide First Aid
  • Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
  • Install and commission Type A gas appliances
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Install small bore heating systems
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8 kl
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

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