National code: CPC32720

Certificate III in Gas Fitting

Ask a question

Overview About this course

Get the specialised skills for success in your career as a gas fitter. Gain industry-ready knowledge, practical experience and support to help you get ahead in the gas fitting sector.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

  • Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

  • Maintain, disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

  • Install gas piping systems

  • Work safely at heights

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience in installing LPG systems

  • The confidence to start your own business

  • A sound understanding of the gas industry

  • Specialist skills and a trade qualification

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate the following:

  • That you are currently employed in the gas fitting industry, as evidenced by a letter from your employer

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to start work early in the morning

  • An interest in working with and managing technology

  • Comfort working at heights if required

  • An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role

  • Your own personal protective equipment (PPE)

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Gas fitter and LG gas fitter


On completion of this qualification, the holder can make an application to the licensing authority, Fair Trading NSW, for registration as a tradesperson. This is the minimum requirement to work in the industry as a gas fitter. This classification is not licensed to contract for work and is only permitted to work under the direction of an entity or individual who is licensed. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements may vary between states and territories. Information can be found at [Fair Trading NSW] (

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Gas Fitting does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Gas Fitting does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Gas Fitting qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 31 Units of competency, including 26 core and 5 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Handle and store plumbing materials CPCPCM2045

  • Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping CPCPCM3023

  • Use plumbing hand and power tools CPCPCM2046

  • Carry out interactive workplace communication CPCPCM2039

  • ... 7

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Delivery Options Find a Location to Enrol

On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.