Qualification details

CPC50412 - Diploma of Plumbing and Services (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 17/Jan/2017
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Feb/2013

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes CPC50408 - 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

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
BSBCUS501 - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer service Elective
BSBFIM501 - Manage budgets and financial plansManage budgets and financial plans Elective
BSBMGT517 - Manage operational planManage operational plan Elective
BSBOHS504B - Apply principles of OHS risk managementApply principles of OHS risk management Core
BSBPMG505A - Manage project qualityManage project quality Core
BSBPMG508A - Manage project riskManage project risk N/A
BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectivenessLead and manage team effectiveness Elective
CPCCBC4034A - Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contractingApply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting N/A
CPCCBC5002A - Monitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projectsMonitor costing systems on medium rise building and construction projects N/A
CPCCBC5010B - Manage construction workManage construction work 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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Construction and Property 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mechanical Engineering Associate (Plumbing) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 334111 Plumber (General) 07/Aug/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4431-11 General Plumber 07/Aug/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0403 Building 07/Aug/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 07/Feb/2013 
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Modification History

Version

Comment

1

Revised qualification deemed not equivalent to CPC50408

A number of core and elective units updated and deemed not equivalent to previous version

Elective units revised resulting in a number of unit identifier changes

2

Update superseded imported units from elective list with equivalent current unit for:

  • BSBCUS501C to BSBCUS501
  • BSBFIM501A to BSBFIM501
  • BSBMGT515A to BSBMGT517
  • BSBWOR502B to BSBWOR502

This version released with CPC08 Version 9.3.

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 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

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.

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 

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

CPCPFS5010A

Design fire-compliant hydraulic services

CPCPFS5011A

Design fire sprinkler systems

CPCPFS5012A

Design fire hydrant and hose reel systems

Group B Plumbing and services management: core 

CPCPCM5010A

Design complex sanitary plumbing and drainage systems

CPCPCM5011A

Design complex cold water systems

CPCPCM5012A

Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems

CPCPCM5013A

Design complex (non-solar) heated water systems

CPCPCM5014A

Design sewer infrastructure systems

Group C Air conditioning and mechanical services: core  

CPCPMS5010A

Design steam generation and distribution systems

CPCPMS5011A

Design air conditioning and ventilation systems

CPCPMS5012A

Design sound attenuated hydraulic services

CPCPMS5013A

Design hydronic heating and cooling systems

Elective units 

Group B Plumbing and services management: electives 

BSBCUS501

Manage quality customer service

BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBPMG508A

Manage project risk

BSBMGT517

Manage operational plan

BSBWOR502

Lead team effectiveness

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

Group D General electives 

CPCPPS5000B

Design gas bulk storage systems

CPCPPS5001B

Design industrial gas systems

CPCPPS5002B

Design gas reticulation systems

CPCPPS5009B

Analyse and report on technical plumbing systems

CPCPPS5011B

Coordinate services and penetrations within a building

CPCPPS5014A

Locate and maintain piping systems

CPCPPS5015B

Inspect plumbing and drainage systems

CPCPPS5023A

Design solar water heating systems

CPCPPS5024A

Conduct a water audit and identify water-saving initiatives

CPCPPS5025A

Design grey water re-use systems

CPCPPS5026A

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

CPCPPS5027A

Design irrigation systems

CPCPPS5028A

Design trade waste pre-treatment systems

CPCPPS5030A

Design pump systems

CPCPPS5032A

Design siphonic stormwater drainage systems

CPCPPS5033A

Design vacuum sewerage systems

CPCSUS5001A

Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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