CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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Your work in plumbing, mechanical, and fire systems may have already taught you what you need to know to achieve a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services via RPL. This is a great choice for those wanting to improve their career opportunities and get certified in the Plumbing and Services industry using their skills in drainage and stormwater system design, estimating work and costs, and producing 2-D architectural CAD drawings.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

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  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

Fire services stream 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 8 core units

  • 7 elective units.

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all four core units shared between air conditioning and mechanical services stream and fire services
  • seven elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.

Of these seven electives:

  • at least four units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the fire services stream
  • up to two units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one unit may be selected from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.
Air conditioning and mechanical services stream 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 8 core units

  • 7 elective units.

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all four core units shared between air conditioning and mechanical services stream and fire services
  • seven elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.

Of these seven electives:

  • at least four units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the air conditioning and mechanical services stream
  • up to two of the seven units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the seven units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.
Plumbing and services - Management stream 

Industry considers it appropriate for people seeking to complete Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services Management stream to hold a relevant Certificate III qualification in the industry.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 10 core units

  • 5 elective units.

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all six core units (Plumbing and services Management stream)
  • five elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.

Of these five electives:

  • up to five units may be selected from the pool of elective units in the Plumbing and services Management stream
  • two of the five units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the five units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the pool of elective units common to all streams.
Plumbing and services - Operations stream 

This stream has an entry requirement of the completion of a relevant trade qualification or equivalent.

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 12 core units
  • 3 elective units.

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all eight core units (Plumbing and services Operations stream)
  • three elective units, ensuring that any licensing requirements are addressed.

Of these three electives:

  • up to three units may be selected from the pool of elective units in the Plumbing and services – Operations stream
  • two of the three units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package or from the core or elective units of another stream within the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the three units may be drawn from Certificate III or Diploma Plumbing and Services qualifications
  • no more than three units may be selected from the pool of elective units common to all streams.
Hydraulic services design stream 

To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

15 units of competency:

  • 10 core units

  • 5 elective units.

The units must be completed as follows:

  • all four common core units
  • all six core units in the hydraulic services design stream
  • five elective units.

Of these five electives:

  • at least two units must be selected from the pool of elective units in the hydraulic services design stream
  • one of the five units may be selected from a Certificate IV qualification in another endorsed Training Package, ensuring both the integrity of the AQF alignment and the industry context of the qualification are maintained
  • one of the five units may be drawn from the Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design qualification
  • no more than three units may be selected from the common pool of elective units.

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 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBOHS403B

Identify hazards and assess OHS risks

CPCCBC4012B

Read and interpret plans and specifications

CPCPCM4011A

Carry out work-based risk control processes

CPCPCM4012A

Estimate and cost work

Fire services, air conditioning and mechanical services streams 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

CPCCBC4015A

Prepare specifications for all construction works

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCPCM4014A

Prepare simple sketches and drawings

Plumbing and services - Management stream  

Unit code

Unit title

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

Plumbing and services - Operations stream  

Unit code

Unit title

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

CPCPDR4011B

Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4012B

Design and size stormwater drainage systems

CPCPDR4013B

Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

CPCPGS4011C

Design and size consumer gas installations

CPCPRF4011B

Design and size roof drainage systems

CPCPSN4011B

Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

CPCPWT4011B

Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

 

Plumbing and services - Hydraulic services design stream  

Unit title 

Unit code

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

CPCPDR4011B

Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4012B

Design and size stormwater drainage systems

CPCPDR4013B

Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

CPCPSN4011B

Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

CPCPWT4011B

Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Elective units 

All streams 

BSBINN301A

Promote innovation in a team environment

BSBITU201A

Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU202A

Create and use spreadsheets

BSBITU301A

Create and use databases

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBMGT403A

Implement continuous improvement

BSBPMG404A

Apply quality management techniques

BSBWRT401A

Write complex documents

CPCCBC4002A

Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace

CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

CPCCBC4025A

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

CPCSUS4001A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

HLTHIR403C

Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers

Fire services stream 

Unit title

Unit code

BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

BSBPMG407A

Apply risk management techniques

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

CPCCBC4008B

Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4017A

Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

CPCCBC4026A

Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

CPCPFS4021A

Commission domestic and residential fire suppression sprinkler systems

CPCPFS4022A

Commission and maintain special hazard fire suppression systems

CPCPFS4023A

Commission fire system pumpsets

CPCPFS4024A

Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

CPCPFS4025A

Commission fire alarm and detection system interface devices

CPCPFS4026A

Commission firefighting appliances

CPCPFS4027A

Commission fire sprinkler systems

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Air conditioning and mechanical services stream 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBPMG407A

Apply risk management techniques

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

BSBSMB401A

Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

BSBSMB402A

Plan small business finances

   

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

CPCCBC4008B

Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4017A

Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

CPCCBC4019A

Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

CPCCBC4020A

Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4021A

Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4026A

Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

CPCPGS4011C

Design and size consumer gas installations

CPCPGS4022A

Service Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS4023B

Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

CPCPMS4011B

Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

CPCPMS4022A

Commission air and water systems

CPCPMS4023A

Design compressed air systems

CPCPWT4011B

Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

CPCPWT4022A

Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

CPCPWT4023A

Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Plumbing and services - Management stream 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBPMG407A

Apply risk management techniques

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

CPCCBC4008B

Conduct on-site supervision of building and construction projects

CPCCBC4009B

Apply legal requirements to building and construction projects

CPCCBC4017A

Arrange resources and prepare for the building or construction project

CPCCBC4019A

Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

CPCCBC4020A

Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4021A

Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4026A

Arrange building applications and approvals

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCPCM4014A

Prepare simple sketches and drawings

CPCPDR4011B

Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4012B

Design and size stormwater drainage systems

CPCPDR4013B

Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

CPCPFS4024A

Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

CPCPGS4011C

Design and size consumer gas installations

CPCPGS4022A

Service Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS4023B

Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

CPCPMS4011B

Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

CPCPMS4022A

Commission air and water systems

CPCPRF4011B

Design and size roof drainage systems

CPCPSN4011B

Design and size sanitary plumbing systems

CPCPWT4011B

Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

CPCPWT4022A

Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

CPCPWT4023A

Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Plumbing and services - Operations stream 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBCUS301B

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

CPCCBC4019A

Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems

CPCCBC4020A

Build thermally efficient and sustainable structures

CPCCBC4021A

Minimise waste on the building and construction site

CPCCBC4034A

Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting

CPCPFS4024A

Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

CPCPGS4022A

Service Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS4023B

Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances

CPCPMS4011B

Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems

CPCPMS4022A

Commission air and water systems

CPCPMS4023A

Design compressed air systems

CPCPWT4022A

Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

CPCPWT4023A

Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

Plumbing and services - Hydraulic services design stream 

Unit code

Unit title

BSBPMG407A

Apply risk management techniques

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBSMB407A

Manage a small team

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

CPCPCM4013A

Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software

CPCPCM4014A

Prepare simple sketches and drawings

CPCPFS4024A

Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems

CPCPGS4011C

Design and size consumer gas installations

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

See Packaging rules for entry requirements related to various streams.

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