If you hold a Tradesperson Certificate (NSW) or an Occupational Plumber and Drainage Licence (QLD) with the required qualifications. Advance your career by gaining recognition of your knowledge and skills in the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services so that you can apply for a licence in NSW or QLD.
- This qualification provides an outcome for:
specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)
- Occupational titles may include:
The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as the four specialist streams and a range of elective options.
- Licence types:
- Plumber and Drainage (QLD & NSW)
- Drainage (QLD & NSW)
- Water plumbing (NSW)
- Drainage (NSW)
- Plumbing (NSW)
Certificate IV in Plumbing and services
Recognition of prior learning and face to face training
8 core and 7 elective units
The RPL process or ‘Recognition of prior learning’ is an assessment only pathway. This means that the evidence you provide will be assessed by a qualified trainer and assessor to determine whether you have provided enough information for competency.
Information may include;
- photographic (make sure you are in the picture)
- video footage taken by someone you work with as long as you are in the footage
- references from work colleagues
- third party reports from supervisors
- quotes and invoices for work undertaken
- letter from your employer
- any licences you may hold
- any statements or qualifications you hold
It is the responsibility of the person applying for RPL to provide evidence which demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills against each unit of competency you are applying for in the CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and services (Operations stream).
Where it is perceived by the trainer and assessor that there is still more evidence required, this may take the form of competency conversations with yourself and your nominated referees, challenge testing and practical demonstration or that you undertaken further training to gain the unit of competency.
There are 12 core units of competency and 3 elective units of competency in the Operations stream.
The RTO assists you with the process of helping you choose the right elective units to suit your work context.
Upon successful completion, you are awarded with a qualification testamur and record of results.
The cost for RPL only is $5000 with a 10% deposit at enrolment and a payment plan over a 3 month period. All fees are to be paid prior to the issuance of a qualification testamur or statement of attainment.
Where further training is required this may include additional costs, however, it is on a case by case basis.
It can take at least 3 months depending on how quickly you are able to get supporting evidence to RTO. While the timeframe is allocate for 3 months, it may take longer. It all depends on YOU.
You receive a student copy of the RPL kit which has instructions, however, you are free to call anytime if you are unsure of what you are supposed to do.
We can create a google docs folder for you to submit your evidence.
Recognition of interstate and overseas work licences
People with plumbing, gas fitting and electrical licences from a country other than Australia or NZ may be able to have some of their skills recognised in South Australia. Licences are generally issued with a restriction to work under supervision until further training is completed.
Before you begin
Overseas trained plumbers, gas fitters and electrical workers may apply for an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) which is an assessment of your overseas qualifications and experience.
Only certain approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO) can issue an OTSR. Any additional units of competency that need to be completed will be listed on the certificate.
You must provide a copy of the OTSR certificate when applying for a restricted licence.
Find an approved RTO – Trades Recognition Australia
Restrictions for overseas licence holders
When you receive a restricted licence, you can work if someone supervises you. Once you finish any study you need to do for an Australian licence (read your OTSR for details) you can apply to have the restriction removed.