National code: CPC32612

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

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Overview About this course

Become a trade qualified roof plumber and learn the skills needed to work on roof drainage systems for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Study as an apprentice or be recognised for your industry experience in this practical course and graduate in an industry where your skills are in demand.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding

  • Work with non-metallic roof materials

  • Cut and join sheet metal Install roof components and insulation

  • Install fascias, gutters, downpipes, valley gutters, ridge capping and flashings

Course Outcomes

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

  • Experience to install roof sheeting, flashings, roof drainage components and roof penetrations such as skylights

  • Skills working with different metal materials for roofs, gutters and downpipes

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities as a tradesperson in the roof plumbing industry

  • Skills and know-how to start your own business as an endorsed licensee in the roof plumbing industry

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Entry recommendations

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

  • An aptitude for practical tasks

  • Good communication skills

  • Good problem-solving abilities

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage the physical demands of the job

  • The ability to work as part of a team

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: Roof plumber


Completing your formal training with TAFE NSW and informal on-the-job training with your employer will enable you to register as a journeyman roof plumber with [NSW Fair Trading](,-draining-and-gasfitting}. Specific rules and requirements may differ between states and territories, so please check with your local licensing and regulatory authorities for any other regulations.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate III in Roof Plumbing does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Roof Plumbing 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 Roof Plumbing 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 Roof Plumbing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency, including 22 core and 3 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.

  • Install roof coverings to curved roof structures CPCPRF3025A

  • Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding CPCPRF2022A

  • Fabricate and install external flashings CPCPRF3023A

  • Install composite roof systems CPCPRF3026A

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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

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