Qualification details

CPC20912 - Certificate II in Urban Irrigation (Release 1)


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from CPC08 Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Package15/Feb/2021
Supersedes CPC20911 - Certificate II in Urban IrrigationRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC20911 Guidance included in the packaging rules regarding options in choice of electives 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
1 1 (this release) 07/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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CPCPCM2047A - Carry out levellingCarry out levellingSupersededElective
CPCPCM2045A - Handle and store plumbing materialsHandle and store plumbing materialsSupersededCore
CPCPWT3029A - Install water pipe systemsInstall water pipe systemsSupersededElective
CPCPCM2039A - Carry out interactive workplace communicationCarry out interactive workplace communicationSupersededCore
CPCPRF2023A - Collect and store roof waterCollect and store roof waterSupersededElective
CPCPCM2054A - Carry out simple concreting and renderingCarry out simple concreting and renderingSupersededCore
HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life supportProvide basic emergency life supportSupersededCore
RIICCM210A - Install trench supportInstall trench supportSupersededElective
CPCPWT3028A - Install water serviceInstall water serviceSupersededElective
CPCPCM2043A - Carry out WHS requirementsCarry out WHS requirementsSupersededCore
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 821114 Plumber's Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9916-13 Plumbers Assistant 
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 Water supply plumber restricted to urban irrigation systems 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 821114 Plumber's Assistant 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9916-13 Plumbers Assistant 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

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC20911

Guidance included in the packaging rules regarding options in choice of electives

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 urban irrigation.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Irrigation technician.

The qualification has core and elective units of competency that include units common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry, as well as specialist urban irrigation 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
  • 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
  • Produces designs, 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
  • Calculates water flow rates

Initiative and enterprise 

  • Maximises use of resources by recycling, re-using or using appropriate disposal methods
  • Responds to change and workplace challenges
  • Designs domestic irrigation systems

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
  • Determines installation requirements
  • Installs, commissions and tests as required systems and pumps
  • Determines roof water storage requirements
  • 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
  • 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:

  • 20 units of competency:
  • 13 core units
  • 7 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • 7 units from the elective units listed below
  • 2 of the units may be chosen from other Certificate II or III qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or accredited course.

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 


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


Mark out materials


Carry out simple concreting and rendering


Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems


Design domestic urban irrigation systems


Set out, install and commission irrigation systems


Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps


Provide basic emergency life support

Elective units 


Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Carry out levelling


Cut and join sheet metal


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


Collect and store roof water


Install water pumpsets


Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply


Install water services


Install water pipe systems


Install trench support

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.