CPC40920 CERTIFICATE IV IN PLUMBING AND SERVICES (OPERATIONS)
Job Outcome: Plumber
Delivery Model: In-person
Estimated Salary: $62,000 – $90,000*
Gain the technical skills and knowledge to become a licensed plumber with our CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations).
You’re a registered plumber and you’ve completed your apprenticeship!
The next step is to gain the qualification that will give you the broad range of technical skills and knowledge required to become a licensed plumber.
This program covers the skills and knowledge for the following plumbing license categories in Victoria: Gasfitting Work, Drainage Work, Sanitary Work, Water Supply Work, Roofing (Stormwater) Work, Type A Appliance Conversion Work and Type A Appliance Servicing Work.
This plumbing course will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to achieve your Victorian Building Authority (VBA) plumbing registration and become a licensed plumber.
About the CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations)
Career Pathways and Employment Opportunities for the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Wondering how to become a licensed plumber in Victoria? This course is your next step to gaining the qualification you need.
Entry requirements for the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Prior learning is required. You will need to have first completed the Certificate III in Plumbing.
How long does the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services take?
Our plumbing course runs for 41 weeks, including 4 practical days that are delivered at the Outer Northern Trade Training Centre, 407 High Street, Lalor, Victoria.
Practical demonstrations, assignments, observation, group or individual presentations and written assessments.
Materials Required to Start the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Most materials are supplied. However, students will need to provide their own plumbing tools for the practical sessions:
- 1 x 300 mm Shifting spanner
- 1 x 250mm Shifting spanner
- 1 x 100mm Shifting spanner
- 1 x 300mm Multi-grips
- 1 Set Phillips head drivers
- 1 Set slotted (blade) Drivers
- 1 x utility knife
- 1 x pointy nose pliers
- 1 x bull nose pliers
- 1 x Neon Tester (Gas Servicing only)
- 1 x Multimeter (Gas Servicing only)
Become a licensed plumber
After completing CPC40920 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) you are able to undertake the examination as part of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) plumbing registration process to get a plumbing licence.
Study the Cert IV in Plumbing and Services in-person
Training and assessment for each unit in this course will be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment as compulsory by the plumbing industry.
6 practical days are held at the Outer Northern Trade Training Centre, 407 High Street, Lalor, Victoria.
Tuition fees and payment options
All student tuition fees are related to your government eligibility and the state you are living in. Please follow the links below to see the fees and payment options for each state.
VIC // NSW // ACT // QLD
If you have any questions regarding Victorian and Commonwealth funding, please get in touch with us on 1300 LEGEND.
*Salary sourced from Payscale Feb 2021.
Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) – Frequently Asked Questions
What will I learn?
The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services is designed for people working as or aspiring to become qualified plumbers. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to advance your career in the plumbing industry, including studies in:
- Stormwater drainage systems
- Heating and cooling systems
- Sanitary plumbing systems
- Roof drainage systems
You will gain the relevant trade qualification to be able to:
- Maintain backflow prevention devices
- Install and size stormwater drainage systems
- Install and size sanitary plumbing systems
- Maintain and size heated water temperature control systems and
- Other plumbing jobs
Is the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations) a nationally recognised qualification?
Yes, as a Registered Training Organisation, the training programs of Builders Academy Australia are recognised nationally, providing qualifications issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Builders Academy Australia has been awarded:
- 2018 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2020 Australian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2021 Victorian Small Training Provider of the Year
- 2022 Finalist Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year
What types of career opportunities are available for the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations)?
The course will deliver training to help you demonstrate competency in plumbing services.
Can I study Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services online?
The training for this course is delivered in-person, in simulated environments as required by the plumbing industry.
What do I need to start Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Operations)?
- A computer or laptop with Microsoft Office
- Internet access
- Being available during the hours set on the timetable
How does the virtual classroom work?
- Live Trainer-Led Sessions In Real Time
- Interactive- Engage With Like-Minded People
- Real Support From Real Trainers
Is government funding available for me?
BAA’s training services are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding to eligible students.
Confirm if you’re eligible for government funding online: Funding Eligibility Indicator here. If you have other questions on the enrolment process, speak to our course advisors on 1300 534 363
This article has been updated and republished on 1st May 2023.