Qualification details

CPC32711 - Certificate III in Gas Fitting (Release 2)


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

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes CPC32708 - Certificate III in Gas Fitting 20/May/2011
Is superseded by CPC32712 - Certificate III in Gas FittingRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC32711 Change to core units: • CPCPCM2011A replaced with imported unit HLTFA211A • CPCPCM2023A revised and not equivalent to CPCPCM2043A • CPCPGS3016A revised to become CPCPGS3046A • new unit CPCPGS3047A added • CPCPGS3017A deleted Qualification packaging remains the same as previous version 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
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
CPCPCM2023A - Carry out OHS requirementsCarry out OHS requirements N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 334114 Gasfitter 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-13 Gasfitter 
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 Gasfitter 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334114 Gasfitter 09/Feb/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-13 Gasfitter 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

Release 2 related to V6.1 changes - Removal of erroneous listing in the elective pool of CPC32711 Cert III in Gas Fitting of unit CPCPCM2032A - relocating to its originally intended core pool location in that Qualification.

Unit code update:

CPCPGS3011A change to CPCPGS3031A Install gas piping systems.

CPCPGS3012A change to CPCPGS3032A Size consumer gas piping systems

CPCPGS3013A changed to CPCPGS3033A Install and commission Type A gas appliances

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

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


This qualification provides a trade outcome in gas fitting.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Gas fitter.

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover some common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as gas fitting 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 including test data
  • Applies measurements and calculations using appropriate equipment, formulas and records as required
  • Reports and records hazards and risks
  • Produces 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
  • Test systems and components
  • Calculates ventilation requirements and gas storage capacity
  • Locates and repairs gas leaks
  • 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
  • Determines requirements for heating system installations, 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
  • Determines installation requirements
  • Fabricates, sets out, installs and commissions components, equipment 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

Packaging rules 

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

  • 32 units of competency:
  • 26 core units
  • 6 elective units.

Core units 


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


Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment


Weld using arc welding equipment


Work safely on roofs


Flash penetrations through roofs and walls


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


Install gas detection devices


Install gas pressure control equipment


Install Type A gas appliance flues


Purge consumer piping


Maintain Type A gas appliances


Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances


Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances


Install gas piping systems


Size consumer gas piping systems


Install and commission Type A gas appliances


Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

Elective units 


Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding


Work safely at heights


Operate elevated work platforms


Operate personnel and materials hoists


Carry out load slinging of off-site materials


Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment


Carry out simple concreting and rendering


Weld plastic pipe using fusion method


Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping


Install Type B gas appliance flues


Install subsidiary gas meters


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


Assemble mechanical services components


Fabricate and install steel pressure piping


Install small bore heating systems


Install and test ducting systems


Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding


Install trench support

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