Plumbing License

If you have a wide range of experience as a plumber and want to get licensed, your licensing body may require you to complete a nationally recognised VET qualification through a registered training organisation. For many experienced tradies with on the job experience, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be a faster option to achieve a nationally recognised qualification without the need of leaving your work. RPL focuses on assessing workplace evidence collected and skills demonstrated to achieve a certificate in plumbing so you can apply for a plumbing contractor license.

Depending on your experience the NSW fair trading offers the following plumbing streams:

  • Water Plumbing
  • Draining Work
  • Gasfitting Work
  • LP Gasfitting Work (for restricted LP gasfitting work)
  • Fire Protection / Sprinklers

Get your RPL Qualification in

You need to have current and valid industry experience in order to qualify for an RPL program. It’s important to complete an initial skills assessment to determine whether an RPL program is right for you. As a rule of thumb depending on the type of work you hav completed, if you have more than 2 years experience in your field, then you are likely to be eligible.

Evidence may vary, but generally includes:

  • Valid Identification
  • list showing relevant employment history
  • work samples and documents (tender documents, invoices, quotations, plans, sketches etc)
  • letter of employment
  • reference letters from licensed painters you have worked with
  • photos and videos of your work
  • overseas qualifications
  • related licenses, short courses, accreditation, certificates, transcripts or assessments you have attained
  • Apprenticeship papers (if available)
  1. A qualified assessor will assess your skills and knowledge for each unit of competency.
  2. You may be asked by the assessor to perform various tasks for a practical observation at your work site.
  3. Where skills or knowledge gaps are identified, further assessment will be required.

It’s critical that your certificate is nationally recognised and you have completed the units required by your licensing body to be eligible to apply for your license.

Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of an RPL program through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), the RTO will award you with a nationally recognised qualification in plumbing.

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Licensing

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Water Plumbing involves work of water supply (being the construction, alteration, extension, disconnection, removal, maintenance, repair, renewal or clearing of any pipes or fittings of any water service connecting or intending to connect, directly or indirectly with a water main) including such work on pipes and fittings, whether or not connected or intended to be connected to a water main, that are in a building in which any part of the sewerage service is connected to an onsite wastewater management system.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

  • Draining Work involves work of sanitary drainage being the construction, alteration, extension, disconnection, removal, maintenance, repair, renewal, ventilation, flushing or cleansing of any sanitary drain connecting, or intended to connect, directly or indirectly with a sewer. This includes work on a house drain connected to an onsite wastewater management system

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing including the draining stream

  • Gasfitting Work involves the installation, alteration, extension or repair of a gas installation, the installation, alteration, extension, removal or repair of any flue, the connection of a gas installation to, or the disconnection of a gas installation from, a gas supply point, the connection of a gas appliance to, or the disconnection of a gas appliance from, a gas installation (otherwise than where the point of connection is a gas outlet socket), the connection of a gas container, gas regulator or gas appliance to, or the disconnection of a gas container, gas regulator or gas appliance from, a gas installation (otherwise than where it is readily designed to be detachable from the installation, either with the use of a tool, mechanical force, or otherwise).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing including the gasfitting services stream

  • LP gasfitting work (for restricted LP gasfitting work) is gasfitting work as defined by the Gas Supply Act 1996 but restricted to a gas installation designed to carry liquefied petroleum gas in vapour phase only at pressures not exceeding 150 kilopascals.

Liquefied petroleum gas means a liquid or gaseous substance that is a mixture of hydrocarbons, basically consisting of butane or butene or propane or propene, or any mixture of them

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing including the gasfitting services stream

Accessed 13/7/16 from: NSW Fair Trading Plumbing licence

SCOPE OF WORK

Installing, commissioning, maintaining and testing plumbing and drainage services in all classes of buildings and premises, including but not limited to, the following:

  • compressed air, heating, steam, vacuum or ventilation systems
  • irrigation
  • metal fascias and gutters
  • on-site domestic waste water management systems
  • roof and wall cladding
  • skylights
  • fire hydrants, with or without pumps
  • fire hose reels, with or without pumps
  • Prepare plans and specifications for plumbing and drainage work if the plans and specifications are:
    • for the licensee’s personal use, or
    • for use in plumbing and drainage work to be performed by the licensee personally

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing

Plus Approved Managerial Course

Accessed on 13/7/16 from: QBCC Plumbing licence

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Can I Apply?

The RPL and trade skills recognition programs are available to tradesmen with local experience or  have completed partial studies in Australia. In some cases these programs can also help migrants fast-track their qualifications providing they have relevant experience, qualifications and well aware of the Australian standards and requirements.

 
 
 

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