National code: CPC50620

Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

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Overview About this course

Advance your plumbing career into a role as a hydraulic designer in domestic, commercial and industrial contexts. Learn from industry professionals as you gain high-level skills in design and planning.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design a variety of complex plumbing, drainage, water, heating, and treatment systems

  • Work with plans and specifications

  • Conduct water audits

  • Identify water-saving initiatives

Course Outcomes

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

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

  • Advanced skills in designing water systems

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulics), as evidenced by your academic transcript OR

  • Successful completion of a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) and the unit CPCPCM4015, as evidenced by your academic transcript

Entry recommendations

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 drawing and design work

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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:

Building and Engineering Technicians

Building and Engineering Technicians perform tests and provide technical support to Construction Managers, Architects and Engineering Professionals in research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of equipment, distribution systems and installations, and resource estimation and site inspection.

  • 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.

    43,600 workers

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

    43 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.

    $1,820

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

    45 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.

    High

  • Gender share

    11% 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.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Hydraulic designer and Hydraulic consultant

Licensing

On completion of this course, you can register your qualification through NSW Fair Trading. This is not mandatory to work as a designer in the industry, but is necessary if you want to work with clients as a hydraulic consultant.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 3 Courses

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

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 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 units of competency, including 14 core and 4 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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  • Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems CPCPCM5012

  • Design complex (non-solar) heated water systems CPCPCM5013

  • ... 4

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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