Qualification details

CPC32411 - Certificate III in Plumbing (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 08/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced19/May/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CPC32408 - Certificate III in Plumbing 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC32412 - Certificate III in PlumbingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC32411 Change to core units: • CPCPCM2011A replaced with imported unit HLTFA211A • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A • CPCPGS3016A revised to become CPCPGS3046A and remain in core • new unit CPCPGS3047A added to gas services stream • CPCPGS3017A deleted Change to elective units: • new unit CPCPWT3030A added to water stream Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes 06/Feb/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
CPCCCM2008A - Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingErect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding N/A
CPCCCM2010A - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heights N/A
CPCCCM3001B - Operate elevated work platformsOperate elevated work platforms N/A
CPCCPB3015A - Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systemsInstall acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems N/A
CPCCRI3001A - Operate personnel and materials hoistsOperate personnel and materials hoists N/A
CPCCST2005A - Carry out load slinging of off-site materialsCarry out load slinging of off-site materials N/A
CPCPCM2002A - Carry out interactive workplace communicationCarry out interactive workplace communication N/A
CPCPCM2004A - Read plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesRead plans and calculate plumbing quantities N/A
CPCPCM2011A - Apply first aid in the workplaceApply first aid in the workplace N/A
CPCPCM2021A - Work effectively in the plumbing and services sectorWork effectively in the plumbing and services sector N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 334111 Plumber (General) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-11 General Plumber 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roof Plumber,Gasfitter,Plumber 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334111 Plumber (General) 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-11 General Plumber 09/Feb/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 09/Feb/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Version 6.1 unit code update:

CPCPGS3011A to CPCPGS3031A Install gas piping systems

CPCPGS3012A to CPCPGS3032A Size consumer gas piping systems

CPCPGS3013A to CPCPGS3033A Install and commission Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3014A to CPCPGS3034A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

CPCPGS3015A to CPCPGS3035A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL

Description

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Plumber
  • Plumber and drainer
  • Plumber and gasfitter
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof plumber.

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:

Stream 1 Water

Stream 2 Sanitary

Stream 3 Drainage

Stream 4 Mechanical services

Stream 5 Roofing

Stream 6 Gas services.

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 SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • 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 including test data
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks

Teamwork

  • 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
  • Performance tests penetration to ensure correct fit and remedies as required
  • Rectifies simple faults with tools and equipment
  • Locates and clears plumbing blockages
  • Tests systems and services
  • Calculates water flow rates, ventilation requirements and gas storage capacity
  • Rectifies incorrect roofing installations
  • Assesses roof work site safety
  • Locates and repairs gas leaks

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
  • Designs and fabricates roof coverings
  • Determines requirements for heating system installations, roof water storage, medical gas pipeline systems, appliance installations, flue installations, and gas piping system purging

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
  • Fabricates, sets out, installs and commissions components, equipment and systems
  • Plans drainage system layouts
  • 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

Learning

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

Technology

  • 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 tools, equipment and systems maintenance as required
  • Installs and adjusts a range of water service and gas controlling and regulating devices, as well as a variety of plumbing related pumps, systems, components and appliances
  • Installs, tests and maintains fire protection installations and component assemblies, domestic sprinkler systems, heating ventilation, and air conditioning and air cooling systems

Packaging Rules

Packaging rules 

Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following six plumbing streams are required for award of this qualification.

Stream 1 Water and Stream 2 Sanitary are mandatory.

The following units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core units and 5 elective units from the water stream

and Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core units and 4 elective units from the sanitary stream.

Plus two of the following four streams:

Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream

Stream 4 Mechanical services: 4 core units and 11 elective units from the mechanical services stream

Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core units and 4 elective units from the roofing stream

Stream 6 Gas services: 12 core units and 5 elective units from the gas services stream

NB: Units of competency achieved in one stream count as credit for the same unit in the core or elective requirements for any other stream.

Core units 

Water stream

CPCPCM2002A

Carry out interactive workplace communication

CPCPCM2004A

Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

CPCPCM2011A

Apply first aid in the workplace

CPCPCM2021A

Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

CPCPCM2023A

Carry out OHS requirements

CPCPCM2025A

Handle and store plumbing materials

CPCPCM2026A

Use plumbing hand and power tools

CPCPCM2027A

Carry out levelling

CPCPCM2030A

Mark out materials

CPCPCM2032A

Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

CPCPCM2033A

Weld using arc welding equipment

CPCPCM2034A

Carry out simple concreting and rendering

CPCPCM2035A

Work safely on roofs

CPCPCM3011A

Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

CPCPCM3012A

Weld plastic pipe using fusion method

CPCPCM3013A

Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

CPCPFS3011A

Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems

CPCPWT3010A

Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply

CPCPWT3011A

Set out and install water services

CPCPWT3012A

Install and adjust water service controls and devices

CPCPWT3013A

Install and commission water heating systems

CPCPWT3015A

Install water pump sets

CPCPWT3016A

Fit off and commission heated and cold water services

CPCPWT3017A

Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

Sanitary stream

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPDR2011A

Locate and clear blockages

CPCPSN3011A

Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

CPCPSN3012A

Install discharge pipes

CPCPSN3013A

Fabricate and install sanitary stacks

CPCPSN3014A

Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

Drainage stream

CPCPDR2011A

Locate and clear blockages

CPCPDR2012A

Install domestic treatment plants

CPCPDR2014A

Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

CPCPDR2015A

Drain work site

CPCPDR2016A

Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

CPCPDR3011A

Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

CPCPDR3012A

Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR3013A

Install on-site disposal systems

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Mechanical services stream

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPMS2011A

Assemble mechanical services components

CPCPMS3011A

Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

CPCPMS3013A

Install small bore heating systems

Roofing stream

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPRF2012A

Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding

CPCPRF2013A

Collect and store roof water

CPCPRF3011A

Receive roofing materials

CPCPRF3012A

Fabricate and install roof drainage components

CPCPRF3013A

Fabricate and install external flashings

CPCPRF3014A

Install roof components

CPCPRF3016A

Install composite roof systems

Gas services stream

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPGS3016A

Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes, water craft and mobile workplaces

CPCPGS3017A

Install gas detection devices

CPCPGS3018A

Install gas pressure control equipment

CPCPGS3019A

Install Type A gas appliance flues

CPCPGS3021A

Purge consumer piping

CPCPGS3023A

Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3024A

Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3031A

Install gas piping systems

CPCPGS3032A

Size consumer gas piping systems

CPCPGS3033A

Install and commission Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3034A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres

Elective units 

Water stream

CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPFS2012A

Install portable fire equipment

CPCPFS3013A

Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment

CPCPFS3014A

Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms

CPCPFS3017A

Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems

CPCPFS3018A

Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations

CPCPIG2011A

Design domestic urban irrigation systems

CPCPIG3011A

Set out, install and commission irrigation systems

CPCPIG3012A

Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps

CPCPMS3011A

Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

CPCPMS3012A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

CPCPMS3013A

Install small bore heating systems

CPCPMS3020A

Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems

CPCPRF2013A

Collect and store roof water

CPCPWT3014A

Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment

CPCPWT3018A

Install water service

CPCPWT3019A

Install water pipe systems

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

RTE3605A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

Sanitary stream

CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPDR2012A

Install domestic treatment plants

CPCPDR2013A

Maintain effluent disinfection systems

CPCPDR2014A

Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

CPCPDR2015A

Drain work site

CPCPDR2016A

Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

CPCPDR3012A

Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR3013A

Install on-site disposal systems

CPCPMS3012A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

CPCPSN3015A

Install pre-treatment facilities

CPCPSN3016A

Install sewerage pump sets

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Drainage stream

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2028A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPDR2013A

Maintain effluent disinfection systems

CPCPSN3015A

Install pre-treatment facilities

CPCPWT3019A

Install water pipe systems

Mechanical services stream

CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPMS3012A

Select and fit insulation and sheathing

CPCPMS3014A

Install medical gas pipeline systems

CPCPMS3015A

Install and test ducting systems

CPCPMS3016A

Install air handling units

CPCPMS3017A

Install and test split system air conditioning

CPCPMS3018A

Install air conditioning control equipment

CPCPMS3019A

Maintain mechanical services equipment

CPCPMS3020A

Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems

CPCPMS3021A

Install domestic solid fuel burning appliances

CPCPRF3013A

Fabricate and install external flashings

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

MEM10009B

Install refrigeration and air conditioning plant and equipment

MEM10010B

Install pipework and pipework assemblies

MEM18086B

Test, recover, evacuate and charge refrigeration systems

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Roofing stream

CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCPB3015A

Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems

CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPRF2014A

Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures

CPCPRF3015A

Install roof coverings to curved roof structures

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

Gas services stream

CPCCCM2008A

Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

CPCCCM2010A

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001B

Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCRI3001A

Operate personnel and materials hoists

CPCCST2005A

Carry out load slinging of off-site materials

CPCPCM2029A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPGS3020A

Install Type B gas appliance flues

CPCPGS3022A

Maintain Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3025A

Install subsidiary gas meters

CPCPGS3035A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL

CPCPMS2011A

Assemble mechanical services components

CPCPMS3011A

Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

CPCPMS3013A

Install small bore heating systems

CPCPMS3015A

Install and test ducting systems

CPCPMS3016A

Install air handling units

MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

RIICCM210A

Install trench support

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