Plumbing Contractor's Licence Skill Set

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Become the real deal with just six-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
BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business Online (flexible and self-paced) TBC

CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work

1 day on campus plus work from home TBC

CPCPCM4011A Carry out work-based risk control processes

1 day on campus TBC

Complete the three core units listed above plus:

Unit Delivery 2022 Dates
CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems 2 week block release on campus 8am - 3:45pm Group 1: TBC
Group 2: TBC
CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

Complete the three core units listed above plus:

Unit Delivery 2022 Dates
CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices


1 day Induction 4:30pm - 7pm +
2 week block release on campus 8am - 4:15pm


Group 1: TBC
Group 2: TBC
CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

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 Group 1: TBC
Group 2: TBC


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 six weeks full-time comprising:

  • two 2 week blocks
  • one 13 day block
  • 2 single days on campus

Classes run from 8.00am – 4.15pm.

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Semester 2, 2021

Balga - On Campus

When Semester 2, 2021
Where Balga
How On Campus
Tuition fee Resource fee Total fee
General $648.00 $500.00 $1,148.00
Concession $192.00 $500.00 $692.00

Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2021 (fees are subject to change in 2022). Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822

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