Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic Services Design)

National Code: CPC40912
TAFE SA Code: TP00770


This course provides the skills and knowledge to design plumbing systems in industry. These skills are for the design of plumbing systems to domestic, commercial and multi-storey buildings including heated and cold water, roofing and guttering and stormwater drainage systems.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

and any one of:

  • Be currently employed as a 4th year apprentice in a Contract of Training in Plumbing or Gasfitting and completed a Certificate III in Plumbing or Gasfitting and provide evidence of this before an offer can be made
  • or
  • Be currently employed as a consultant in hydraulics and provide evidence of this before an offer can be made
  • or
  • Certificate III in Plumbing or Gasfitting and provide evidence of this before an offer can be made
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course.
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 24 month course
$548 - $1,307
$2,190 - $5,227
$389 - $927
$1,554 - $3,709

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 apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,120 - $5,058
$8,478 - $20,232
    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify course admission requirements before an offer will be made. To access subsidised training you will also be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • 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 course provides an outcome for specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to add to their technical skills.

    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 IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic Services Design) (CPC40912)
    Skills covered include identifying hazards and risk, interpreting plans and specifications, risk management and estimating/costing work. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 12 core units and 3 elective units.

    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.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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