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Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

If you have a wide range of experience but haven’t completed your qualification for whatever reason, then you’re in the right place.

Course Overview

plumbing, short-courses

About The Certification

Any backflow prevention course offered by a provider specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services.

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Scope of work

This skill associated with any backflow prevention course include preparing for work, Identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes.

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Experience Requirements

Must hold a valid white card issued by workcover and must have a Cert III in Plumbing or a Cert IV in Plumbing and services

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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
Completed LLN
Attendees must bring the following to class:

USI Number
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)
Long-nose Pliers

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Regulatory Licensing Requirements

Plumbers who are looking to for new opportunities or to advance their career can consider completing the following Nationally Accredited backflow prevention courses:

1) CPCPWT4022A - Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
2) CPCPWT4023A - Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

Individuals would have completed either of the following prerequisites:
- CPC32420 - Certificate III in Plumbing or
- CPC40920 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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PROGRAM: Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices


Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices


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Frequently Asked Questions

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    Yes. You must complete or have completed the following prerequisite units:

    Prerequisite Units:

    • CPCPCM2043 - Carry out WHS requirements OR  CPCPCM2043A  Carry out WHS requirements
    • CPCPWT3027 - Install backflow prevention devices OR  CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

    We offer these prerequisites as a package as part of the backflow prevention course so you can complete the prerequisites together with your Backflow Prevention Course units.

    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.

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    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.

    Yes, you may be eligible for RPL if you can demonstrate that you have already acquired the necessary skills and knowledge required for this unit of competency.

    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.