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Plumbing and Services (Operations Stream) - Certificate IV (CPC40912-01V03)
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Study area: Building 
National code: CPC40912  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Flexible  2 Years 26-Jul-2018   
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification provides an outcome for:
- experienced fire operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Fire services stream)
- experienced plumbing service operators with responsibility for project design and supervision (Air conditioning and mechanical services stream)
- plumbers who manage a plumbing business (Plumbing and services – Management stream)
- specialist plumbing services tradespersons and operators seeking to deepen their technical skills (Plumbing and services – Operations stream)
- specialist hydraulic consultants (Hydraulic services design stream).

The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common skills for the plumbing industry, as well as the four specialist streams and a range of elective options.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements. 
Entry requirements: This ’Plumbing and services - Operations’ stream has an entry requirement of the completion of a relevant trade qualification or equivalent 
Career opportunities: Occupational titles may include:
- Plumbing contractor
- Fire services supervisor
- Air conditioning technician
- Specialist hydraulic designer 
Specialisation: (Operations Stream) 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering name: Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services 
Offering code: 18WLG-023 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: 4.00pm to 9.30pm at Wollongong Campus, Block J Ground Floor Room 37 or via Adobe Connect at other locations. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 26 July 2018 
Times: 4:00pm to 9:30pm
About: Students will attend all classes either in person at Wollongong Campus or virtually via Adobe Connect. Students are expected to provide their own laptop/computer - phones and tablets are not sufficient. Students will need access to an A3 printer/scanner. Students need to have copies of current Australian Standards. Classes will occur weekly in the evenings.

Learning Commitment:
Your learning commitment for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours which includes 324 hours face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include;
- Independent study
- Work placement or simulated workplace activities
- Research and projects
- Preparation of assessment tasks
- Field/industry visits
- Tutorials
- Learning support

Required Student Skills This is a Certificate IV level course. Skills to study effectively include research and interpretation of information, referencing, time management and ability to work on projects and or in a team.

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE NSW Illawarra RTO https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course is for students who have completed the Certificate III in Plumbing trade course and wish to continue their studies to complete the Certificate IV Plumbing qualification (Operations Stream). Students will attend via the online platform called Adobe Connect from home or their local TAFE NSW campus. This qualification consists of 15 units of competency, including the 7 units of competence required by Fair Trading to be eligible to apply for a plumber’s licence.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,440
Second qualification $2,850
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $7,250
Smart and Skilled Trainee $1,000
Comments: First day of attendance is Thursday 26 July 2018 at 4 pm in the Plumbing Section - J.G.37 - at Wollongong TAFE. If you require further information please contact Customer Service Centre on 1300 766 123.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123