Project: Plumbing and Fire Services


Stage 2
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On behalf of the Construction, Plumbing and Services IRC, Artibus Innovation is reviewing and updating the following training package components:

  • 8 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 Fire Systems Design
    • CPC5XX19 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

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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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 Fire Systems Design
  • CPC5XX19 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

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