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. 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.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
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 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
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
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 OHS 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.