National code: CPC32620

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

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Overview About this course

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

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.

  • Install roof sheeting, flashings, roof drainage components and roof penetrations such as skylights

  • Work with different metal materials for roofs, gutters and downpipes

  • Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities as a tradesman within the roof plumbing industry

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to start your own business as an endorsed licensee within 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

  • This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • 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:

  • An aptitude for practical tasks

  • Good communication skills

  • Good problem-solving skills

  • An intermediate level fitness

  • Teamwork skills

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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

Roof Plumbers install, maintain and repair flashings, metallic roof and wall claddings and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    92%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    2,700 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    34 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,170

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    1% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Roof plumbing contractor and Roof plumbing tradesperson

Licensing

Completing your formal training with TAFE NSW and informal on-the-job training with your employer will enable you to register as a registered roof plumber with NSW Fair Trading. Specific rules and requirements may differ between states and territories, so please check with your local licensing and regulatory authorities for any other regulations. We ensure our graduates are industry-ready with current qualifications that align to NSW Fair Trading licensing and registration requirements.

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 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

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 23 , including 20 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.

  • Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials CPCPCM2040

  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector CPCPCM2041

  • Carry out levelling CPCPCM2047

  • Prepare simple drawings CPCPCM3024

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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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