Qualification details

CPC32611 - Certificate III in Roof Plumbing (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC32608 - Certificate III in Roof Plumbing 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC32612 - Certificate III in Roof PlumbingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC32611 Change to core units: • CPCPCM2011A replaced with imported unit HLTFA211A • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes 06/Feb/2013

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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MEM05049B - Perform routine gas tungsten arc weldingPerform routine gas tungsten arc weldingSupersededN/A
CPCPCM2004A - Read plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesRead plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesSupersededN/A
CPCPRF3011A - Receive roofing materialsReceive roofing materialsSupersededN/A
CPCCRI3001A - Operate personnel and materials hoistsOperate personnel and materials hoistsSupersededN/A
CPCPCM2028A - Cut and join sheet metalCut and join sheet metalSupersededN/A
CPCPRF3015A - Install roof coverings to curved roof structuresInstall roof coverings to curved roof structuresSupersededN/A
CPCPCM2030A - Mark out materialsMark out materialsSupersededN/A
CPCPDR2011A - Locate and clear blockagesLocate and clear blockagesSupersededN/A
CPCPRF3013A - Fabricate and install external flashingsFabricate and install external flashingsSupersededN/A
CPCPCM2011A - Apply first aid in the workplaceApply first aid in the workplaceDeletedN/A
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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 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roof Plumber 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334115 Roof Plumber 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-17 Roof 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

Not Applicable


This qualification provides a trade outcome in roof plumbing.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Roof plumber.

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as roof plumbing specialist 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
  • Locates and clears plumbing blockages
  • Test systems and components
  • 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
  • Determines requirements for roof water storage

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 and installs metal roofing and cladding components and systems and pipe systems
  • Installs and operates drainage 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

Packaging rules 

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

  • 25 units of competency:
  • 22 core units
  • 3 elective units.

Core units 


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Carry out interactive workplace communication


Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities


Apply first aid in the workplace


Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector


Carry out OHS 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


Flash penetrations through roofs and walls


Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding


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

Elective units 


Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment


Weld using arc welding equipment


Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment


Carry out simple concreting and rendering


Weld plastic pipe using fusion method


Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping


Locate and clear blockages


Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems


Drain work site


Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures


Select and fit insulation and sheathing


Collect and store roof water


Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures


Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding


Install trench support