Advance your technical skills in the plumbing industry and take on contract plumber or hydraulic designer roles. Become eligible to apply for your plumbing, drainage and gas fitting licence as you develop the skills to undertake project design and supervise others.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Design and size a variety of systems
Estimate and cost work
Read and interpret plans and specifications
Interpret regulatory requirements
Carry out risk control procedures
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Eligibility to apply for your plumbing licence
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of a Certificate III Plumbing or equivalent, as evidenced by your academic transcript
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A willingness to work in confined spaces
An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
An enjoyment of handling equipment and tools
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Plumbers (General) install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.
Other jobs include: Plumbing contractor and Hydraulic designer
This is a licensed occupation. NSW Fair Trading is the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. When you successfully complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing (Operations), you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) 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.
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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