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Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service

  • Certificate

If you want to further your skills to seek employment in the Building Trade Industry, the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service could be for you.

Key details

Degree Type
1 year part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$2,117 total

About this course

If you want to further your skills to seek employment in the Building Trade Industry, the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service could be for you.

In this post-trade licensing course you'll have five specialist streams to choose from; fire services, air conditioning and mechanical services, plumbing and services management, plumbing and services operations, and hydraulic services design, along with a range of elective options.

After learning from our expert trainers, you'll finish the course with the skills needed to run your own business and employ contractors and apprentices of your own.

This course is delivered on campus and is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Be interviewed during a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.
  • Complete the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your apprenticeship/traineeship contract prior to applying for this course.

Study locations

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Benalla - Samaria Road

Shepparton - William Orr

Career pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Building Trade industry. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Plumbing Contractor
  • Fire Services Supervisor
  • Air-conditioning Technician
  • Specialist Hydraulic Designer

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.