National code: CPC40920

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design)

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Overview About this course

Build the technical skills and knowledge you need to work as a hydraulics designer and challenge yourself as you help to design effective water management in domestic, commercial and industry contexts.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Implement work-based risk control processes

  • Estimate and cost work for different projects

  • Design and size sanitary and stormwater drainage systems, gas systems, hot and cold water systems and roofing systems

  • Resolve business disputes

  • Apply sustainable water management principles

Course Outcomes

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

  • The skills to design and size sanitary and stormwater drainage systems, gas systems, hot and cold water systems and roofing systems

  • The ability to estimate and quote jobs

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • An interest in computer-based technology

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Access to a computer that is compatible with 2D architectural design software

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 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:

Plumber (General)

Plumbers (General) install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.

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

    91%

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

    20,600 workers

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

    35 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.

    $1,190

  • 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: Hydraulic designer

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 IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design) 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 IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic services design) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 10 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.

  • Carry out work-based risk control processes CPCPCM4011

  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems CPCPDR4011

  • Access and interpret regulatory requirements for the plumbing and services industry CPCPCM4015

  • Design and size stormwater drainage systems CPCPDR4012

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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