Project: Plumbing and Fire Services

Stage 2

On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating the following training package components:

  • 7 qualifications:
    • CPC2XX19 Certificate II in Drainage
    • CPC3xx19 Certificate III in Fire Protection
    • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Gas Fitting
    • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Plumbing
    • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
    • CPC4XX19 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
    • CPC5XX19 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design
  • 132 units of competency.

We would like to thank all stakeholders for providing input into the draft plumbing qualifications. The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) met in late December to consider the feedback.

During the review process there has been significant discussion on the need to merge and amalgamate a number of units of competency. The Certificate III in Plumbing contains a much larger number of units than many other trade qualifications and it has been suggested by many stakeholders that amalgamating units is one way of dealing with this anomaly.

The TAG has considered this feedback and has decided not to systematically amalgamate units for the following reasons:

  1. State and territory regulators call upon specific combinations of units.  Amalgamation of some units would frustrate the link between licencing and the training package.
  2. Amalgamating units would not reduce the overall content required – two units into one would simply create a unit with twice the content.  The overall effect would not reduce the nominal hours of delivery. If there are strong technical or educational reasons to amalgamate units and they do not interfere in licensing outcomes then they can be reconsidered in the next round of discussion.
  3. There is no impediment on RTOs bundling units together for delivery and assessment purposes.
  4. The total number of units in the proposed new qualification is within the ball park of the previous qualifications that have served the industry well for the last decade.

All other items of feedback provided on the draft qualifications is now being considered by specialist working groups to inform a third draft of the qualifications and units.

Last updated: January 2019
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Stage 2
  • hold technical advisory group (TAG) meetings
  • draft training package components
  • undertake consultation with industry
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The following is a list of training package components linked to this project:


  • CPC2XX19 Certificate II in Drainage
  • CPC3xx19 Certificate III in Fire Protection
  • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Gas Fitting
  • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Plumbing
  • CPC3XX19 Certificate III in Roof Plumbing
  • CPC4XX19 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
  • CPC5XX19 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

Units of Competency:

  • CPCCBC4002 Manage occupational health and safety in the building and construction workplace
  • CPCCBC4012 Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCBC4019 Apply sustainable building design principles to water management systems
  • CPCCBC4024 Resolve business disputes
  • CPCCBC4025 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • CPCCBC4034 Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting
  • CPCCPB3015 Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
  • CPCPCM2043 Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPCM2047 Carry out levelling
  • CPCPCM2048 Cut and join sheet metal
  • CPCPCM2049 Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
  • CPCPCM2052 Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • CPCPCM2053 Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • CPCPCM2054 Carry out simple concreting and rending
  • CPCPCM2055 Work safely on roofs
  • CPCPCM3021 Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
  • CPCPCM3022 Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
  • CPCPCM3023 Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
  • CPCPCM4011 Carry out work-based risk control processes
  • CPCPCM4012 Estimate and cost work
  • CPCPCM4013 Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software
  • CPCPCM4014 Prepare simple sketches and drawings
  • CPCPCM5010 Design complex sanitary plumbing and drainage systems
  • CPCPCM5011 Design complex cold water systems
  • CPCPCM5012 Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems
  • CPCPCM5013 Design complex (non-solar) heated water systems
  • CPCPCM5014 Design sewer infrastructure systems
  • CPCPCMXXX Communicate and work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
  • CPCPCMXXXX Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
  • CPCPDR2021 Locate and clear blockages
  • CPCPDR2026 Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers
  • CPCPDR4011 Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • CPCPDR4012 Design and size stormwater drainage systems
  • CPCPDR4013 Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
  • CPCPDRXXXX Install on-site domestic waste water treatment plants and disposal systems
  • CPCPDRXXXX Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site
  • CPCPDRXXXX Maintain and service domestic treatment plants and onsite sewerage facilities
  • CPCPDRXXXX Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems
  • CPCPFS2021 Connect static storage tanks for fixed fire protection systems
  • CPCPFS2022A Install portable fire equipment
  • CPCPFS3030 Design pre-calculated fire sprinkler systems
  • CPCPFS3031 Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
  • CPCPFS3034 Install control valve assemblies, actuating devices and local alarms
  • CPCPFS3036A Install special hazard systems
  • CPCPFS3037 Install residential life safety sprinkler systems
  • CPCPFS3038 Test and maintain fire hydrant and hose reel installations
  • CPCPFS3040 Conduct basic functional testing of water-based fire-suppression systems
  • CPCPFS3041 Conduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
  • CPCPFS3042 Conduct annual routine service of complex water-based fire-suppression systems
  • CPCPFS3043 Conduct functional water flow testing
  • CPCPFS3044 Install distribution and range pipes
  • CPCPFS3045 Fit off sprinkler heads, controls and ancillary equipment
  • CPCPFS3046 Test the integrity of water-based fire protection systems using pressure
  • CPCPFS3047 Test and maintain automatic fire sprinklers
  • CPCPFS3048 Install fixed fire pumpsets
  • CPCPFS3049 Conduct preventive maintenance on fixed fire pumpsets
  • CPCPFS4024 Design residential fire sprinkler systems
  • CPCPFS5011 Design fire sprinkler systems
  • CPCPGS3046 Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
  • CPCPGS3047 Install LPG systems in marine craft
  • CPCPGS3048 Install gas pressure control equipment
  • CPCPGS3049 Install Type A gas appliance flues
  • CPCPGS3050 Install Type B gas appliance flues
  • CPCPGS3051 Purge consumer piping
  • CPCPGS3052 Maintain Type A gas appliances
  • CPCPGS3053 Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
  • CPCPGS3054 Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
  • CPCPGS3055 Install gas sub-meters
  • CPCPGS3059 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
  • CPCPGS3060 Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
  • CPCPGS3061 Install and commission Type A appliances
  • CPCPGS4011 Design and size consumer gas installations
  • CPCPGS4022 Service Type A gas appliances
  • CPCPGS4023 Install, commission and service Type B gas appliances
  • CPCPGSXXXX Size and install consumer gas piping systems
  • CPCPMS3031 Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
  • CPCPMS3033 Install small bore heating systems
  • CPCPMS3034 Install medical gas pipeline systems
  • CPCPMS3037 Install and test split system air conditioning
  • CPCPMS3040 Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems
  • CPCPMS3041 Install domestic solid fuel burning appliances
  • CPCPMS4011 Design, size and lay out heating and cooling systems
  • CPCPMS4022 Commission air and water systems
  • CPCPMS4023 Design compressed air systems
  • CPCPMS5010 Design steam generation and distribution systems
  • CPCPMS5011 Design air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • CPCPMS5012 Design sound attenuated hydraulic services
  • CPCPMS5013 Design hydronic heating and cooling systems
  • CPCPMSXXX Install mechanical service systems
  • CPCPPS5000 Design gas bulk storage systems
  • CPCPPS5001 Design industrial gas systems
  • CPCPPS5002 Design gas reticulation systems
  • CPCPPS5014 Locate and maintain piping systems
  • CPCPPS5015 Inspect plumbing and drainage systems
  • CPCPPS5023 Design solar water heating systems
  • CPCPPS5024 Conduct a water audit and identify water-saving initiatives
  • CPCPPS5025 Design grey water re-use systems
  • CPCPPS5026 Design rainwater collection storage distribution and re-use systems
  • CPCPPS5027 Design irrigation systems
  • CPCPPS5028 Design trade waste pre-treatment systems
  • CPCPPS5030 Design pump systems
  • CPCPPS5032 Design siphonic stormwater drainage systems
  • CPCPPS5033 Design vacuum sewerage systems
  • CPCPRF2023 Collect and store roof water
  • CPCPRF2024 Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures
  • CPCPRF3022 Install roof drainage systems
  • CPCPRF3023 Fabricate and install external flashings
  • CPCPRF3024 Install roof components
  • CPCPRF3025 Install roof coverings to curved roof structures
  • CPCPRF4011 Design and size roof drainage systems
  • CPCPRFXXX Select, receive and install roof sheeting, wall cladding and composite roof systems
  • CPCPSN3025 Install pre-treatment facilities
  • CPCPSN3026 Install sewerage pumpsets
  • CPCPSN4011 Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
  • CPCPSNXXXX Install sanitary plumbing systems and discharge pipes
  • CPCPWT3020 Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
  • CPCPWT3021 Set out and install water services
  • CPCPWT3024 Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
  • CPCPWT3025 Install water pumpsets
  • CPCPWT3027 Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
  • CPCPWT3028 Install water service
  • CPCPWT3029 Install water pipe systems
  • CPCPWT3030 Install home fire sprinkler systems
  • CPCPWT4011 Design and size heated and cold-water services and systems
  • CPCPWT4022 Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • CPCPWT4023 Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
  • CPCPWTXXXX Install and commission water heating systems and adjust controls and devices
  • CPCPWTXXXX Install and fit off sanitary fixtures, water services and adjust water service controls
  • CPCSFS5001 Define scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects
  • CPCSFS5007 Create detailed designs for hydrant and hose reel systems
  • CPCSFS5008 Create detailed designs for fire detection and warning systems
  • CPCSUS5001 Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

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