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Upskill to be your own boss with this post-trade course!

By completing specified units required by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC), Drainers, Plumbers and Gas Fitters can upskill their qualification from an Occupational Plumbing Licence to a Contractors Licence. Course details

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Acacia Ridge

Key dates and info


Online: Varies
Part time: Varies

Course details


  • Full Fee $8,265
  • Subsidised $2,553
  • Concession $1,410

Cost details

1800 654 447

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How to enrol

Key dates

Acacia Ridge Any time Part time Classroom
Any time Online

Entry requirements

Students must have completed CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing and hold a Provisional Licence in Plumbing and / or Drainage or

CPC20712 Certificate II in Drainage (or equivalent qualification) issued by the QLD Building & Construction Commission (QBCC).

Gas Fitting applicants must have completed CPC32713 Certificate III in Gas Fitting (or equivalent qualification) and hold an Interim Gas Fitting Licence issued by the Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate. (Queensland Building and Construction Commission)


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Resources required

Note: Course content is presented electronically (online) and access to computer is required at certain stages at home.

Personal protective equipment:

  • protective footwear – steel capped boots (AS 2210)
  • protective eye wear - safety glasses – econospec S55C (clear - AS/NZ 1336 or 1337)
  • protective clothing –neat and casual clothing (in classroom),100% cotton drill shorts and shirt for practical classes(sleeveless shirts or singlets are not permitted)

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials List:

  • computer and access to Internet
  • pens
  • pencil HB
  • eraser
  • calculator (non-scientific is fine)
  • notebook
  • clean casual clothing for theory
  • USB stick 8GB

Current Version Textbook Requirements: 

   •   Specific AS/NZS Standards relevant to competencies taken (to be advised) 
   •    Specific Texts relevant to competencies taken (to be advised)


Acacia Ridge:  Day classes 8.00 am - 3.45 pm for approximately 3 to 5 days, or night classes 4.00 pm  - 7.00 pm for approximately 6 to 12 weeks per competency.
Online for approximately 5 to 12 weeks per competency.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Students will be entitled to credits in the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing Services (Hydraulic Services Design) which is a pre-entry to the CPC50612 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design.


The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete 15 units of competency:

  • 12 mandatory
  • 3 electives.

These units form part of CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

Advance to a Contractors's Licence status by completing the following units
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Mandatory Plumber, Drainer
CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes Mandatory Plumber, Drainer, Gasfitter
CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work Mandatory Plumber, Drainer, Gasfitter
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems Mandatory Drainer
CPCPDR4012B Design and size stormwater drainage systems Mandatory Drainer
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems Mandatory Drainer
CPCPGS4011C Design and size consumer gas installations Mandatory Gasfitter
CPCPGS4022A Service Type A gas appliances Elective Gasfitter
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems Mandatory Plumber
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems Mandatory Plumber
To be eligible for a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services you need to complete the following plus the 10 units above:
BSBOHS403B Identify hazards and assess OHS risks Mandatory
CPCCBC4012B Read and interpret plans and specifications Mandatory
CPCPRF4011B Design and size roof drainage systems Mandatory
CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices Elective
CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1800 654 447. We're here to help.



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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course for students who do not qualify for a subsidy, or the course does not receive any subsidy.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you meet the eligibility requirements under the subsided costing and:

  • hold or are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • have a disability.

You will need to provide evidence at the time of enrolment.

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Additional costs

There maybe an additional cost for materials listed above.


On successful completion of this course you receive a CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services qualification.

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!


Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 23 January 2018

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