Courses

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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.

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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.

Employment outcomes

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

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.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

CPC40912

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years
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 Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$3100
Ineligible:$10600
Concession:$620

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

To 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

Materials

We 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 Requirements

There 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 study

After 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 Pathways

After 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.