From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Gather all the tools you need to be a success in the plumbing trade with our Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.
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.
This partial qualification (Cert IV in Plumbing and Services – operations stream), provides an outcome for specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills. Click to expand the ‘UNITS OF STUDY’ below to view available modules.
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 apply ‘real world standards’ in line with current industry requirements. They have decades of skills training experience for plumbing organisations in 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.
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.
Evening classes only.
Class Schedule: *
Mon - 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Tue - 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Wed - 5.30pm - 9.30pm
Thu - 5.30pm - 9.30pm
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Classroom with online components
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment is done through a combination of practical and theory-based tasks. To complete a competency, you will be required to successfully complete an assessment for that competency. Please note - the Victorian Building Authority 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
Entrance RequirementsTo undertake the Certificate IV subjects and be eligible for a VBA license, you must have completed a Certificate III in Plumbing or be a registered plumber.
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.
|BSBSMB401A||ESTABLISH LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR SMALL BUSINESS||60|
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.