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Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420

Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420

Course Overview

Become a qualified plumber and start your career in an in-demand industry. Get on-the-job training and gain experience working with water, gas, sanitary and drainage systems in this practical course.

Training is delivered in classroom-based delivery (one day per week) combined with practical training activities. Written learning activities will reinforce theoretical knowledge, and skills will be practised in the workshop and workplace where learnings will be placed into context.

Our Trainers & Assessors maintain regular communication with the student’s workplace to validate the acquisition and application of skills on the job. The units of competency are sequenced in a way that allows a logical progression. Participants will be provided with professionally presented reference material to assist them to develop their knowledge and skills.

Key Outcomes Of This Course

  • Experience in real-world and simulated plumbing scenarios
  • A trade qualification
  • Eligibility to apply for a tradesperson certificate with NSW Fair Trading


The qualification and units of competency are nationally recognised and provide individuals with a qualification that can be used across Australia. MPA Training will issue a qualification within 30 days of the final assessment being completed.


Frequently Asked Questions

Students are required to present to class in attire suitable for participation in practical activities. This includes drill trousers, drill shirt as well as safety boots.

Further information is available within the Certificate III in Plumbing Course Brochure as well as the Learner Handbook. Both of these are available on this website.

The Course Brochure provides information specific to this qualification and the Learner Handbook contains important information about a student’s rights and obligations such as their right to a safe training environment and the right to complain or appeal an assessment decision.

Should you have a question, please contact us.

Recognition involves the assessment of previously unrecognised skills and knowledge that an individual has achieved outside the formal education and training system.

Applicants can apply for recognition of their existing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the units of competency within the program. Learners are encouraged to notify MPA Training of their interest or intention to apply for RPL prior to their enrolment.

Further information is available within the Learner Handbook, available on this website.

There  are  no  specified  entry  requirements  for  this  qualification.

Noting this, MPA Training requires persons who undertake this course to: 

  • enjoy practical work and can solve problems
  • have good hand-eye coordination
  • are able to work independently
  • are able to work at heights
  • have good interpersonal skills
  • have good mobility
  • have suitable language, literacy and numeracy skills to read and comprehend learning materials and perform tasks, interpret Australian Standards and workplace policy and procedure, and reporting hazards.

Course Details

Course Delivery

Classroom / MPA Workshop


3 Years



This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

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