Gather all the tools you need to be a success in the plumbing trade with our Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services. Plumb the depths of your experience and put your knowledge to the test to take the next step towards being your own boss.
A rewarding plumbing career
Gain the knowledge and skills required by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) to apply for your plumbing licenses for water, drainage, sanitary, roofing and gas fitting. You will learn how to manage risk, estimate and cost work as well as how to design and size:
- sanitary drainage systems
- stormwater drainage systems
- consumer gas installations
- roof drainage systems
- sanitary plumbing systems
- heated and cold water services and systems
Industry connections and resources
All our staff are fully qualified plumbers who have ‘real world standards’ in line with current industry requirements, along with decades of skills training experience for the plumbing organisations of Melbourne.
At Melbourne Polytechnic our supportive and understanding staff have high standards and use delivery methods that respect you and your learning style.
Melbourne Polytechnic boasts one of the best plumbing training facilities in Victoria, including practical workplace areas for construction of projects and allocated work bays and simulation workspaces for specific tasks. Our user-friendly teaching materials are easy to understand and target unit requirements to ensure you have a thorough understanding of each skill area.
This course has strong links with both the plumbing industry and with industry authorities through its connections with the Master Plumbers Association and the VBA.
With the broad range of skills you will have after completing this course, you could gain employment as a licensed plumber, sub-contractor or contractor, and work on a range of building sites, both domestic and commercial.
If you’re interested in signing up for the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, contact one of our Education and Careers Advisors on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
Assessment is done through a combination of practical and theory-based tasks.
Trade Support Loan (TSL) program
Australian apprentices undertaking this course may be eligible for the Commonwealth Government’s Trade Support Loan (TSL) program.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information on the Certificate IV in Plumbing Services, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
flexible. Scheduled over 3 years - 2 units per semester
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements, but to be eligible for a VBA license, you must have completed Certificate III in Plumbing or be a registered plumber to undertake the Certificate IV subjects
Assessment MethodsTo complete a competency, you will be required to successfully complete an assessment for that competency. Please note - the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has its own licence assessment requirements that sit outside this course
MaterialsWe will supply all training materials and the relevant Australian standards. You will need to supply your own basic writing materials, including notebook and pens
Pathways to further studyAfter successfully completing this course you may be eligible to undertake the VBA license examination. Ask us about pathways to further vocational training or higher education from this qualification.
Career PathwaysAfter graduating from this course, your expanded skill set will make you an asset to any worksite in need of an experienced plumber. You will be able to work as a licensed plumber with an employer, or as a sub-contractor or contractor, or become a small business operator after being granted your VBA license.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBCUS301A||DELIVER AND MONITOR A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS||35|
|BSBOHS403B||IDENTIFY HAZARDS AND ASSESS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS||60|
|BSBSMB401A||ESTABLISH LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS||60|
|CPCCBC4002A||MANAGE O.H. & S. IN THE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE||40|
|CPCCBC4012B||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||30|
|CPCPCM4011A||CARRY OUT WORK BASED RISK CONTROL PROCESSES||24|
|CPCPCM4012A||ESTIMATE AND COST WORK||40|
|CPCPDR4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||40|
|CPCPDR4012B||DESIGN AND SIZE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||45|
|CPCPDR4013B||DESIGN AND SIZE DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS||35|
|CPCPGS4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE CONSUMER GAS INSTALLATIONS||60|
|CPCPRF4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||60|
|CPCPSN4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE SANITARY PLUMBING SYSTEMS||50|
|CPCPWT4011B||DESIGN AND SIZED HEATED AND COLD WATER SERVICES AND SYSTEMS||80|
|CPCPWT4022A||COMMISSION AND MAINTAIN BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICES||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.