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Qualification details

CPC50408 - Diploma of Plumbing and Services (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CPC50412 - Diploma of Plumbing and ServicesRevised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC50408 A number of core units updated and deemed not equivalent to previous version Core and elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes 06/Feb/2013

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/May/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBCUS501B - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer serviceN/A
CPCPMS5002A - Design sound attenuated hydraulic servicesDesign sound attenuated hydraulic servicesN/A
BSBFIM501A - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plansN/A
CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction workManage construction workN/A
CPCPPS5014A - Locate and maintain piping systemsLocate and maintain piping systemsN/A
CPCPCM5004A - Design sewer systemsDesign sewer systemsN/A
CPCPPS5012A - Design siphonic stormwater drainage systemsDesign siphonic stormwater drainage systemsN/A
CPCPPS5010A - Design pump systemsDesign pump systemsN/A
CPCPPS5015A - Inspect plumbing and drainage systemsInspect plumbing and drainage systemsN/A
CPCPPS5001A - Design industrial gas systemsDesign industrial gas systemsN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 334100 Plumbers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-01 Supervisor, Plumbers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Building Trades,Fire Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services Technician,Fire Services Technician,Senior Plumber,Plumbing Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334100 Plumbers 03/Aug/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-01 Supervisor, Plumbers 03/Aug/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 03/Aug/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 19/May/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable

Description

This qualification provides an outcome for:

  • specialist and senior plumbers, fire services professionals and air conditioning and mechanical services professionals with advanced technical skill requirements
  • experienced professionals who are pursuing management roles within the plumbing and services industry.

Occupational titles may include:

  • Senior plumber
  • Fire services technician
  • Air conditioning and mechanical services technician
  • Plumbing manager.

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

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

  • Interprets a range of complex documents, including plans and specifications, technical and hand drawings, charts, material safety data sheets, briefs, legislative and regulatory requirements, industry codes and standards, manufacturers' requirements, trade and technical manuals, and programs,
  • Drafts detailed system specifications, including material, jointing and installation requirements; testing and commissioning schedules; project expenditure schedules; operations and maintenance manuals; safety procedures; control requirements; local authority inspection requirements for hydraulic systems; compliance reports; final cost reports; water and energy audit reports; technical plumbing system reports; and various quality control check lists
  • Understands industry terminology, industry estimating and costing systems, and financial principles
  • Communicates effectively with a range of people, including suppliers, staff, clients, subcontractors, local authority personnel, and negotiates industrial relations issues
  • Researches documentation relevant to systems' design
  • Gives clear hand and voice signals
  • Negotiates and prepares sewer contracts, and varies and documents schedules as required

Teamwork

  • Works with others to plan, coordinate and complete tasks
  • Supervises sewerage system installation
  • Supervises staff in identifying building or construction costs
  • Works interactively with others to achieve a safe work site
  • Uses appropriate dispute resolution procedures

Problem solving

  • Conducts cost-benefit analysis of material and design options
  • Performs complex financial calculations, including rise and fall calculations
  • Resolves problems relating to project delays
  • Performs various calculations relating to measuring sanitary plumbing and drainage systems, velocities and flow, pressures, water volumes, catchment areas and run off, sizing of water heaters, pipe sizes and storage capacities
  • Identifies typical faults and takes corrective action
  • Identifies site safety and environmental health risks and takes preventative measures
  • Rectifies service clashes through design modifications

Initiative and enterprise

  • Designs complex sanitary plumbing and drainage systems; cold water systems; stormwater and roof drainage systems; hot water systems; sewerage systems; rising mains systems; pump stations; fire compliant ducting systems and hydraulic services; water storage and sprinkler systems; smoke alarm systems; fire hydrant and hose reel systems; hydronic heating and cooling systems; gas bulk storage systems; industrial gas systems; gas reticulation systems; solar water heating systems; grey water use systems; rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems; irrigation systems; trade waste pre-treatment systems; pump systems; siphonic stormwater drainage systems; vacuum sewerage systems
  • Identifies strategies for conserving and recycling water, harvesting and re-using rainwater
  • Evaluates alternative solutions to improve plumbing systems and makes appropriate recommendations
  • Effectively implements project quality management

Planning and organising

  • Scopes the extent of work required
  • Monitors building or construction costs, including identifying critical phases of project expenditure and cash flows
  • Plans systems' pipework layout and details systems' componentry as well as duct and penetration plans
  • Ensures current building codes and standards are applied
  • Coordinates service penetrations
  • Organises site meetings
  • Manages hazard management procedures
  • Establishes and reviews OHS, welfare and risk management processes
  • Establishes policy on plant and equipment usage
  • Manages personnel, resources, supply of materials and on-site operations

Self management

  • Manages own work to ensure compliance with relevant codes and standards

Learning

  • Establishes safety induction processes
  • Uses appropriate mechanisms to inform others of applicable standards and codes

Technology

  • Uses computers to design and detail plumbing and drainage systems; cold water systems; stormwater and roof drainage systems; hot water systems; fire sprinkler systems; fire hydrant and hose reel systems; hydronic systems; gas bulk storage systems; industrial gas systems; gas reticulation systems; solar water heating systems; grey water use systems; rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems; irrigation systems; trade waste pre-treatment systems; pump systems; siphonic stormwater drainage systems; and vacuum sewerage systems
  • Understands technological principles in the design of hydraulic systems; cold water reticulation and hydrant/hose reel systems; sewer systems; hydronic systems; gas bulk storage systems; industrial gas systems; gas reticulation systems; solar water heating systems; grey water use systems; rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems; irrigation systems; trade waste pre-treatment systems; pump systems; siphonic stormwater drainage systems; vacuum sewerage systems; and trade waste pre-treatment systems
  • Uses calculators and two-way radios
  • Uses relevant tools and equipment

Packaging Rules

Packaging rules 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in 12 units of competency, which are to be chosen as follows:

  • 2 common core units
  • all units from one of the following three options:
  • Fire services:
  • 4 Group A Fire services core units
  • 6 elective units
  • Plumbing and services management:
  • 5 Group B Plumbing and services management core units
  • 5 elective units
  • Air conditioning and mechanical services:
  • 4 Group C Air conditioning and mechanical services core units
  • 6 elective units.

The elective units chosen:

  • could include:
  • core units not already chosen from Groups A, B or C
  • Group D General electives
  • no more than 2 units from Group B Plumbing and services management electives
  • may be from other qualifications in CPC08 or another current Training Package or state accredited course, provided no more than:
  • 1 unit is from a Diploma qualification
  • 1 unit is from a Certificate IV qualification
  • should ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment, and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

NB: The plumbing and services stream has an entry requirement of the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services or an equivalent qualification.

Core units

Common core 

BSBOHS504B

Apply principles of OHS risk management

BSBPMG505A

Manage project quality

Group A Fire services : core 

CPCCSV6010A

Apply fire technology to buildings up to three storeys

CPCPFS5000A

Design fire-compliant hydraulic services

CPCPFS5001A

Design fire sprinkler systems

CPCPFS5002A

Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems

Group B Plumbing and services management : core 

CPCPCM5000A

Design complex sanitary plumbing and drainage systems

CPCPCM5001A

Design complex cold water systems

CPCPCM5002B

Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems

CPCPCM5003B

Design complex (non-solar) heated water systems

CPCPCM5004A

Design sewer systems

Group C Air conditioning and mechanical services : core 

CPCPMS5000A

Design steam distribution systems

CPCPMS5001A

Design air conditioning and ventilation systems

CPCPMS5002A

Design sound attenuated hydraulic services

CPCPMS5003A

Design hydronic heating and cooling systems

Elective units 

Group B Plumbing and services management : electives 

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

CPCCBC5002A

Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects

CPCCBC5010B

Manage construction work

BSBCUS501B

Manage quality customer service

BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBPMG508A

Manage project risk

BSBMGT515A

Manage operational plan

BSBWOR502B

Ensure team effectiveness

Group D General electives 

CPCPPS5000A

Design gas bulk storage systems

CPCPPS5001A

Design industrial gas systems

CPCPPS5002A

Design gas reticulation systems

CPCPPS5003A

Design solar water heating systems

CPCPPS5004A

Conduct a water audit and identify water-saving initiatives

CPCPPS5005A

Design grey water re-use systems in sewered areas

CPCPPS5006A

Design rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems

CPCPPS5007A

Design irrigation systems

CPCPPS5008A

Design trade waste pre-treatment systems

CPCPPS5009A

Analyse and report on technical plumbing systems

CPCPPS5010A

Design pump systems

CPCPPS5011A

Coordinate services and penetrations within a building

CPCPPS5012A

Design siphonic stormwater drainage systems

CPCPPS5013A

Design vacuum sewerage systems

CPCPPS5014A

Locate and maintain piping systems

CPCPPS5015A

Inspect plumbing and drainage systems

CPCSUS5001A

Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability