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Plumbing Contractor's Licence Skill Set

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Become the real deal with just seven weeks of full-time study to earn your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence

On successful completion of this skill set, you will be able to apply to the Plumbing Licensing Board(opens in a new tab) (PLB), for your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence.

You will also gain the skills to be able to supervise works carried out by tradespersons and/or apprentices; build your own business; estimate job costs on water, sanitary and drainage systems, and much more.

You’ll need to successfully complete all of the units listed below to apply for the full Plumbing Contractor’s Licence. If however, you wish to specialise in only Drainage or Backflow and Water Supply, you will need to complete the core units and the units listed in your chosen specialisation.

Unit Delivery 2022 Dates
BSBSEB402 Establish legal and risk management requirements of new business ventures Online (flexible and self-paced) You can commence study after payment and have 6 months to complete once enrolled.

CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work

1 day on campus 8.00am - 3.45pm plus 4 weeks to submit work. Wednesdays, 3 August or
12 October 2022

CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes

1 day on campus 8.00am - 3.45pm Wednesdays, 27 July or
5 October 2022

Complete the three core units listed above plus:

Units Delivery 2022 Dates

CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems

CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

2 week block release on campus 8.00am - 3.45pm 8 - 21 August 2022, or
10 - 22 October 2022

Complete the three core units listed above plus:

Unit Delivery 2022 Dates

CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices

CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices

CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems


1 day Induction 3.30pm to 5.00pm, plus
3 week block release on campus 8.00am - 3.45pm


Induction 15 August, plus block 5 - 22 September 2022, or
Induction 31 October, plus block 14 November - 1 December 2022

Please note there is no stand-alone sanitary licence issued by the PLB. It can only be part of a drainage or backflow and water supply licence.

Unit Delivery 2021 Dates
CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems 2 week block release on campus 8.00am - 3.45pm 24 October - 4 November 2022


You must have a current Plumbing Tradesperson Licence issued by the Plumbing Licensing Board(opens in a new tab)  (Department of Mines, Industry and Safety) to enrol.

This course is seven weeks full-time comprising:

  • two x 2 week blocks
  • one x 14 day (weekday) block
  • 2 single days on campus

Classes run from 8.00am – 4.15pm.

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Semester 1, 2022

Balga - On Campus

When Semester 1, 2022
Where Balga
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $672.30 $505.00 $1,177.30
Concession $199.20 $505.00 $704.20

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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