Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Specialising in Operations)
Develop your career and employment options. If you’re a qualified plumber or an apprentice plumber and you’d like to step up into training roles then our plumbing and services course will give you the skills to achieve your career aspirations. Our course is designed for plumbers who’ve completed their training and gained registration or who have industry experience.
Our plumbing and services course is partial delivery. The 10 units that Box Hill Institute delivers will equip you with the knowledge to manage plumbing projects and give you the skills to eventually operate your own business.
We offer the Operations Stream of this qualification, which covers the following specialised areas:
- gas fitting
- water supply
- roofing (stormwater)
Completion of the specific units that Box Hill Institute delivers will enable you to apply to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for a licence to undertake specialised plumbing work (subject to passing the VBA exam).
Please contact the VBA for advice on licence requirements, including VBA exams.
|Study Level||Certificate IV|
PT: 2 years,
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$1,215.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$243.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$5,032.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$277.60|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You can enrol throughout the year commencing in January.
Part time: 2 years
You must have a relevant plumbing trade qualification or equivalent.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Successful completion will enable you to apply for further courses in the building and plumbing trades to further your industry skills and knowledge.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4
Becoming a licenced plumber will increase your employment opportunities in the field.
When you complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services, you’ll be able to work on a broad range of plumbing jobs and seek application to become a registered plumbing business.
Upon successful completion, you may apply for employment opportunities in roles such as:
- specialist plumber
- operator roles with deep technical skills, and/or
- operate your own business
When studying this course at Box Hill Institute, you will complete 10 of the core units. To complete the full Certificate IV in Plumbing you will need to continue your studies at another institute. The full course requires completion of 12 core and 3 electives.
Those wanting to apply to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for a specialised plumbing licence or licences will undertake specific units to comply with VBA’s requirements. Please contact the VBA for advice on licence requirements.
The training program consists of a combination of face-to-face and simulated practical training combined with workplace training and assessment. This will vary depending on the work the student is exposed to in the industry. Blended options will include online theory and underpinning knowledge assessments of the core units.
All students must complete OHS prerequisites.
|CPCCBC4012B||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||30.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications applicable to low rise residential and commercial projects in order to inform estimation, planning and supervisory activities.
|BSBITU202A||CREATE AND USE SPREADSHEETS||30.0|
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to correctly create and use spreadsheets and charts through the use of spreadsheet software.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.
|BSBCUS301B||DELIVER AND MONITOR A SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS||35.0|
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify customer needs and monitor service provided to customers. Operators may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of customer service to provide technical advice and support to customers over either a short or long term interaction.
|BSBSMB401A||ESTABLISH LEGAL AND RISK MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS OF SMALL BUSINESS||60.0|
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and comply with the regulatory, legal, taxation and insurance requirements, and risk management needs of small business. Specific legal requirements apply to the management of a small business.
|CPCPCM4011A||CARRY OUT WORK-BASED RISK CONTROL PROCESSES||24.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out work-based risk control processes. It covers the identification of hazards, the assessment of risk, the identification of unacceptable risk and the determination, preparation and completion of a course of action.
|CPCPCM4012A||ESTIMATE AND COST WORK||40.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to estimate materials, labour and time requirements and to establish costs for provision of services or products.
The unit covers the gaining of information, the estimation of materials, labour and time, the calculation of costs and the associated documentation.
|CPCPDR4012B||DESIGN AND SIZE STORMWATER DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||45.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of surface and sub-soil stormwater drainage systems up to legal points of discharge.
It covers the preparation for the planning, identification and confirmation of system specifications and requirements, the planning of the system layout and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
|CPCPDR4013B||DESIGN AND SIZE DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANT DISPOSAL SYSTEMS||35.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of domestic treatment plant disposal systems.
It covers preparation for the planning, identification and confirmation of system specifications and requirements, and the planning of the system layout and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
|BSBOHS403B||IDENTIFY HAZARDS AND ASSESS OHS RISKS||60.0|
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards and to assess occupational health and safety (OHS) risks in the workplace.
|CPCPRF4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE ROOF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||60.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of components of roof drainage systems.
|CPCPWT4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE HEATED AND COLD WATER SERVICES AND SYSTEMS||80.0|
Site location for work application will be residential and commercial, and may be a new work site or an existing structure being renovated, extended, restored or maintained.
|CPCPSN4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE SANITARY PLUMBING SYSTEMS||50.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary plumbing systems for multi-floor buildings.
|CPCPDR4011B||DESIGN AND SIZE SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||40.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document the layout of sanitary drainage systems for unit developments.
It covers the preparation for the work, the identification and confirmation of system specifications and requirements, the planning of the system layout, and work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
|CPCPGS4011C||DESIGN AND SIZE CONSUMER GAS INSTALLATIONS||60.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design, size and document a consumer's gas installation, including consumer piping operating up to a pressure of 200kPa, fluing, ventilation and appliance installation associated with natural gas (NG), simulated natural gas (SNG), liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLPG) for a building of minimum four floors and multiple buildings supplied through one gas source (billing meter or storage tank).
It covers preparing for work, determining gas installation design requirements, detailed planning of the layout, and completing work finalisation processes, including records and documentation.
|CPCPWT4022A||COMMISSION AND MAINTAIN BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVIC3S||20.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.
It covers preparation for work, identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes.
|CPCPFS4024A||DESIGN RESIDENTIAL AND DOMESTICE FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS||50.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to design domestic and residential fire sprinkler systems using hydraulic calculations.
It covers preparation for the work, determination of system requirements, detailed design and recording of system plans, and work finalisation processes.
|CPCPCM4013A||PRODUCE 2-D ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS USING CAD SOFTWARE||40.0|
This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to produce two-dimensional (2-D) architectural drawings using computer-aided design (CAD) software under limited supervision.