To be eligible to undertake a backflow prevention course offered by any provider, attendees must submit electronic copies of the following:
White card (JP Certified) - 25 points (Compulsory)
100 points of ID (JP Certified). choose from:
Passport - 70 points
Medicare - 25 points
License - 40 points
Birth Certificate - 70 points
Attendees must bring the following to class:
Safety glasses, safety boots
Basic hand tools (For disconnecting/reconnecting RPZ/TMV) eg. Footprints, multi-grips, larger style adjustable spanner, flat-head screwdriver (reg/sml).
Socket set (RPZ)
Teflon tape (water)
Plumbers who are looking to for new opportunities or to advance their career can consider completing the following Nationally Accredited backflow prevention courses:
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Backflow is the undesirable reversal of water flow in a plumbing system, potentially contaminating the drinking water supply. It poses health risks and can compromise water quality.
The CPCPWT4022A backflow prevention course covers the commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices, ensuring their proper installation, testing & ongoing maintenance to prevent water backflow incidents.
This course is ideal for plumbers, water industry professionals & individuals responsible for the installation, testing & maintenance of backflow prevention devices.
Yes, CPCPWT4022A is a nationally recognised unit of competency in Australia. It aligns with the requirements of the Australian plumbing industry and regulatory standards.
The duration may vary depending on the training provider and the mode of delivery. Typically, this short course can range from a few days to several weeks which includes theory and practical assessments. If you choose a RPL provider Australia, the course length will be the shortest as you don't need to attend in-class study. You simply need to provide evidence of your prior experience.
Not really. While the certification itself may not have an expiry date, it is recommended to stay updated with industry standards and regulations through continuous professional development.
In our experience, when you complete this backflow prevention course, you can pursue careers as a backflow prevention technician, plumbing inspector or work in water supply authorities, plumbing companies or local government organisations such as Sydney Water.