5 Reasons to Get a Career in Roof Plumbing


Are you a plumber considering a more specialised career path? By becoming a roof plumber, you could build your skills in plumbing and take the next step in your career.

There are so many great reasons to become a roof plumber. We’ll share them with you today  while covering the basics such as:

  • What is a roof plumber?
  • What does a roof plumber do in Australia?
  • How much does a plumber earn in Australia?

Read on to learn more about the exciting career of roof plumbing.

What is a roof plumber?

A roof plumber type of licenced plumber.

While general plumbers install and repair pipes and systems ranging across water gas and sewerage, roof plumbers are more specialised.

Roof plumbers work with roof flashings, claddings and rainwater gutters and pipes.

What does a roof plumber do in Australia?

A roof plumber’s day today involves installing, maintaining and repairing roof drainage systems.

As a roof plumber, you’d do tasks such as:

  • read drawings and specifications
  • work out what materials are needed
  • build and install metal roofing, rainwater products and flashings.


5 Reasons to Get a Career in Roof Plumbing

Now that you know what’s involved in roof plumbing, it’s time to dive into all the great reasons why you should pursue this career.

1. Earn great cash

It’s no secret that tradies earn top dollar in Australia. And plumbers are among the highest earners along with electricians and carpenters.

So how much does a roof plumber earn in Australia?

This depends on your personal skill level, how much experience you’ve had, and your qualifications.

Other factors that affect your earnings include your location, as working in Melbourne can pay more than working in regional Victoria.

While general registered plumbers in Australia earn around $44.46 per hour or $77,902per year, licenced specialists in roof plumbing can earn even more than this.

2. Become a specialist

If you’re a general registered plumber who has completed their certificate 3, apprenticeship and journeyperson exam, you are ready to up your game in the building industry.

By specialising in roof plumbing, you can sharpen your skills, build a reputation in roof plumbing, and do higher paying and more challenging jobs.

3. Every day is different

One thing to love about working as a tradesperson is the variety of jobs and tasks to do everyday.

When working as a roof plumber, no two jobs would be the same, and you will need to do problem solving and creative thinking to complete each job.

As rewarding as the trades can be, gaining a specialisation such as roof plumbing can be even more rewarding.

4. Be your own boss

As a licenced roof plumber, you have the qualifications to work for yourself as a sole trader or even run your own business with a team of plumbers.

Nothing beats being your own boss, as you don’t have to answer to anyone else and you can do things your way.

That said, being your boss also comes with added responsibility, and it requires strong business and leadership skills.

The good news is you don’t have to be a born leader to become a  roof plumber. Instead, you can learn and practise these skills by doing a CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations).

This course teaches you the skills and gives you the confidence to work for yourself, run your own business and manage a team.

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5. You have a licence

Not only does the cert 4 in plumbing help you specialise in roof plumbing, it also prepares you to get your licence from the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

When you study at a reputable RTO like Builders Academy, you get expert support from experienced plumbers to help you get your licence.

Registrations, licences and qualifications are more important than ever in Australia’s building industry. And with your plumbing licence, you can score those high-paying jobs and complete them with the confidence and skill of a master tradie.

Become a roof plumber in Australia

At Builders Academy, we’ve trained hundreds of tradies across Victoria.

And because our motto is builders training builders you can be sure that you’re learning from experienced tradespeople who can explain things in a down-to-earth way.

Become a licenced roof plumber at Builders Academy Australia and you will reap the benefits such as getting more work, starting your own business, and being your own boss.

Thinking of doing a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40920)? Get in touch to ask questions and confirm your eligibility for government funding on 1300 534 363 (LEGEND) or complete the online form.