Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

National Code: CPC32612
TAFE SA Code: TP00486


This hands on practical course has been designed to provide Apprentices with the skills and and knowledge to develop pathways and opportunities within the plumbing industry. Apprentices will develop the technical skills and underpinning knowledge to apply these skills in the workplace.

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Up to 48 months 

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Course Admission Requirements

If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
$212 - $239
$1,274 - $1,437
$32 - $37
$194 - $219

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides a trade outcome in roof plumbing.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Roof Plumbing (CPC32612)
    Skills covered include metal roof installations, gutters and downpipes and curved verandah roof installations.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out interactive workplace communication 10
    Carry out levelling 6
    Carry out WHS requirements 50
    Cut and join sheet metal 8
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40
    Fabricate and install external flashings 16
    Fabricate and install roof drainage components 48
    Flash penetrations through roofs and walls 18
    Handle and store plumbing materials 6
    Install composite roof systems 20
    Install roof components 10
    Install roof coverings to curved roof structures 12
    Mark out materials 20
    Operate elevated work platforms 32
    Provide basic emergency life support 8
    Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities 8
    Receive roofing materials 4
    Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding 16
    Use plumbing hand and power tools 40
    Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector 15
    Work safely at heights 8
    Work safely on roofs 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out simple concreting and rendering 16
    Collect and store roof water 10
    Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment 8
    Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping 12
    Install acoustic and thermal environmental protection systems 20
    Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems 15
    Perform routine gas metal arc welding 20
    Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding 20
    Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method 8
    Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment 16
    Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment 16
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