Project Description

Become a qualified roof plumber.

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Qualification Description

The CPC32620- Certificate III in Roof Plumbing reflects the role of a person installing, maintaining and repairing flashings, metal roof and wall claddings and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes, and other accessories on residential, industrial and commercial buildings.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Roof plumber

This qualification includes units of competency common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry as well as roof plumbing specialist units of competency and can provide a pathway to further learning and work in the plumbing industry.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.

Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working as a roof plumber in a construction environment.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Participants resources that are required 

All participants of Best Option Training are required to complete and Language, Literacy and Numeracy test to the level of the qualification.

All participants will need basic computer skills and access to wifi and a laptop or computer with a web camera, as all assessments are completed online.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants should have a minimum of four years’ experience working in a relevant role, and must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the prompts to create your USI. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI) (if you already have one) You may already have a USI if you have done any nationally recognised training, which could include training at work, completing a first aid course or RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) course, getting a white card, or studying at a TAFE or training organisation. It is important that you try to find out whether you already have a USI before attempting to create a new one. You should not have more than one USI. To check if you already have a USI, use the ‘Forgotten USI’ link on the USI website at https://www.usi.gov.au/faqs/i-have-forgotten-my-usi/.

You are currently working on active construction projects

You have more than three (3) years’ experience in the building and construction industry (experience must be within the last ten (10) years)

You must be 15 years or older

How much does this course cost?

The course fees are $3000.

Best Option Training cannot accept more than $1500 as a deposit.

How long will it take to complete this course?

This course takes 3 months to complete.

How is it delivered?

This training provider offers courses in the following delivery modes:

Face to face training

In-person training delivered at the Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.. Also known as ‘on-campus’, ‘in-class’, ‘traditional face-to-face’, ‘on-RTO-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Offsite training

Best Option Training can deliver in-person training using facilities at-or-near a client’s workplace, or else in a mobile manner (eg. delivery at a regional/remote location for a specific period or for a specific training course). Also known as ‘workplace’, ‘mobile’, ‘on-client-site’ delivery. All assessments are delivered online.

Flexible learning

Flexible delivery for Best Option Training works because there are no terms, no intakes, when you want to start your course you enrol, pay a deposit and start. We are truly flexible. Our students can go as quickly or as slowly as they want. If you have the time start today. All our courses are online and self-paced

Online (training available online or via email submission)
Self-paced (training has no set class times of set submission dates)

As Best Option Training uses an online Leaning Management System, courses can be offered Face to Face, blended, or online.

Mixed mode training

A combination of various delivery modes. If you attend classes, all assessments are still online

Where is it?

Villawood Education and Skills development centre or another venue chosen by Best Option Training.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate  for CPC32620- Certificate III in Roof Plumbing issued by Best Option Training

To apply for the licence follow this link Licence Fair Trading

To be awarded this qualification, competency must be achieved in:

  • 23 units of competency:
  • 20 core units
  • 3 elective units.

The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • 2 elective units must be chosen from units listed below
  • Up to 1 elective unit may be selected from any other group or from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

An asterisk (*) against a unit code below indicates that the unit has a prerequisite. Please check the unit for information on this. All prerequisites are packaged in the qualification.

Core Units
CPCCCM2008*Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCCM2012*Work safely at heights
CPCCCM3001Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2040*Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
CPCPCM2041Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
CPCPCM2043Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2047*Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2048*Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2055*Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021*Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3024*Prepare simple drawings
CPCPRF2022*Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding
CPCPRF2023*Collect and store roof water
CPCPRF3022*Fabricate and install roof drainage systems
CPCPRF3023*Fabricate and install external flashings
CPCPRF3024*Install roof components
CPCPRF3025*Install roof coverings to curved roof structures
CPCPRF3026*Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings
HLTAID011Provide first aid
Elective Units
CPCCPB3015*Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems
CPCCRI3001Operate personnel and materials hoists
CPCCST2005*Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
CPCPCM2049*Cut mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM3022*Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM4013 Produce 2-D architectural drawings using design software
CPCPRF2024*Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures
CPCPRF3027*Select and install a heritage roof system
CPCPRF4011*Design and size roof drainage systems
MEM05049*Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
MEM05050 *Perform routine gas metal arc welding
MEM11011*Undertake manual handling
MEM13015Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM16006*Organise and communicate information

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.

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