Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

National Code: CPC32620
TAFE SA Code: TP01215


Become a licensed roof plumber with this nationally recognised training course for apprentices. You will learn how to install, maintain, and repair roof flashings, roof and wall cladding, curved verandah roof installations, and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes on residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. You will gain the specialised understanding of roofing structures and materials that are essential to this in-demand trade. Start your career with the Certificate lll in Roof Plumbing from TAFE SA.

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48 months 
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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must have a Contract of Training with an employer to undertake this course
Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course
You may be eligible for government subsidised training.
Subsidised training may require applicants to complete a Core Skills Profile Assessment (CSPA).

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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 (CPC32620)
    Skills covered include metal roof installations, gutters and downpipes and curved verandah roof installations. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 20 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2023 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20
    Carry out levelling 6
    Carry out WHS requirements 50
    Collect and store roof water 10
    Cut and join sheet metal 8
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding 40
    Fabricate and install external flashings 16
    Fabricate and install roof drainage systems 48
    Flash penetrations through roofs and walls 18
    Install roof components 10
    Install roof coverings to curved roof structures 12
    Install roof sheets, wall cladding and complex flashings 30
    Operate elevated work platforms up to 11 metres 32
    Prepare simple drawings 20
    Provide First Aid 18
    Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials 28
    Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding 30
    Work effectively in the plumbing services sector 15
    Work safely at heights 8
    Work safely on roofs 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out interactive workplace communication 10
    Design and size roof drainage systems 60
    Weld polymer pipes using fusion method 8
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