Qualification details

CPC20812 - Certificate II in Metal Roofing and Cladding (Release 2)


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DeletedDeleted from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package15/Feb/2021
Supersedes CPC20811 - Certificate II in Metal Roofing and CladdingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC20811 Change to core units: • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A • native CPC08 first aid unit (CPCPCM2011A) replaced with imported HLT07 unit (HLTFA211A) Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes06/Feb/2013

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 07/Aug/2019
(View details for release 1) 07/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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MEM05049B - Perform routine gas tungsten arc weldingPerform routine gas tungsten arc weldingSupersededElective
CPCPCM2047A - Carry out levellingCarry out levellingSupersededCore
CPCCCM2008B - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingSupersededElective
CPCPCM2045A - Handle and store plumbing materialsHandle and store plumbing materialsSupersededCore
CPCPDR2021A - Locate and clear blockagesLocate and clear blockagesSupersededElective
CPCPRF3021A - Receive roofing materialsReceive roofing materialsSupersededElective
CPCCCM3001C - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platformsSupersededCore
CPCPCM2055A - Work safely on roofsWork safely on roofsSupersededCore
CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communicationCarry out interactive workplace communicationSupersededCore
CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof waterCollect and store roof waterSupersededElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 334115 Roof Plumber 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-17 Roof Plumber 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction and Property 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roof Plumbing Labourer ,Roof Plumbing Labourer  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334115 Roof Plumber 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-17 Roof Plumber 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 07/Feb/2013 
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Modification History

Release 2

This version first released with CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package Release 9.5.

Inclusion of prerequisite unit CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry in the elective units.

Release 1

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC20811. A number of core and elective units replaced with updated versions. Change to core units - native CPC08 first aid unit (CPCPCM2011A) replaced with imported HLT07 unit (HLTFA211A)


This qualification provides an occupational outcome in metal roofing and cladding.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Roofer.

The qualification has core and elective units of competency that include units common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry, as well as specialist metal roofing and cladding units of competency.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • Communicates with clients, colleagues and others using effective and appropriate communication techniques, including:
  • Clear and direct communication
  • Active listening
  • Verbal and non-verbal language
  • Questioning to identify and confirm requirements
  • Language and concepts appropriate to cultural differences
  • Follows instructions from supervisor and other relevant persons
  • Understands, interprets and applies information as required from:
  • Regulatory, legislative, licensing and organisational requirements
  • Environmental and OHS requirements, including material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  • Codes and standards
  • Plans, drawings and specifications
  • Schedules
  • Load tables
  • Designs
  • Safety signs and symbols
  • Organisational policies and procedures
  • Understands relevant definitions, terminology, symbols, abbreviations and language
  • Uses industry-accepted visual communications, including hand signals
  • Reports and records routine workplace and regulatory information
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks
  • Produce drawings and sketches


  • Works as part of a team
  • Provides assistance and encouragement to other team members
  • Initiates and encourages improvements in team performance
  • Works with others to plan and sequence tasks
  • Identifies and utilises the strengths of other team members
  • Relates to people from diverse social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and with varying physical and mental abilities
  • Participates in workplace meetings

Problem solving 

  • Responds effectively to hazards, risks, emergencies and first aid situations
  • Examines tools and equipment prior to use for damage, missing components or other defects
  • Identifies typical faults and problems and takes remedial actions and/or reports to supervisor
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Rectifies incorrect roofing installations
  • Assesses roof work site safety

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Designs and fabricates roof coverings

Planning and organising 

  • Prepares work area
  • Identifies and obtains necessary documentation
  • Collects, analyses and organises workplace information
  • Selects and uses appropriate materials, tools and equipment
  • Carries out site inspections
  • Determines material quantity requirements and conformity to requirements
  • Coordinates delivery of materials
  • Determines installation requirements
  • Fabricates, sets outs, installs and tests as required metal roofing and cladding components and systems
  • Prioritises and sequences tasks
  • Applies time management skills to ensure work is completed to time requirements

Self management 

  • Recognises obligations and accepts responsibility for own work and safety
  • Recognises quality requirements and completes work to expected standard
  • Identifies personal career development needs and sets own and team work goals
  • Participates in workplace induction
  • Cleans up work area, including tools and equipment
  • Seeks support to improve work performance


  • Identifies own learning needs and seeks skill development as required
  • Is open to learning new ideas and techniques
  • Participates in workplace induction


  • Uses electricity and electrical equipment safely
  • Uses and operates a range of tools and equipment correctly and safely
  • Properly starts up, operates and shuts down equipment
  • Identifies technological trends that may affect the plumbing and services sector
  • Carries out pre- and post-operational checks on tools and equipment
  • Performs tool and equipment maintenance as required

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

  • 24 units of competency:
  • 15 core units
  • 9 elective units.

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 9 units from general elective units
  • up to 4 units from Certificate II qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and that they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Some units in this qualification may have prerequisite requirements, which must be met when packaging the qualification. Users are referred to the list of CPC08 units with prerequisite unit requirements available in this Training Package for this purpose.

Core units 


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Carry out interactive workplace communication


Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities


Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector


Carry out WHS requirements


Handle and store plumbing materials


Use plumbing hand and power tools


Carry out levelling


Cut and join sheet metal


Mark out materials


Work safely on roofs


Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding


Flash penetrations through roofs and walls


Provide basic emergency life support

Elective units  


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems


Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment


Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment


Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment


Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method


Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


Locate and clear blockages


Collect and store roof water


Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures


Receive roofing materials


Fabricate and install roof drainage components


Fabricate and install external flashings


Install roof components


Install roof coverings to curved roof structures


Install composite roof systems


Prepare for installation and servicing operations


Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.