C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

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Plan: C4338 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services
Qualification national code: CPC40912
Nominal hours: 1124
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2-years part time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
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Purpose of the Program

As a registered tradesperson, this Certificate IV qualification allows you to specialise in a number of streams and prepares you to successfully attain your license through the VBA.

There are 3 options offered by RMIT:

1. You can specialise in the Operations Stream which covers gas-fitting, water, sanitary, roofing and drainage. These areas of study are usually the ones recommended for a Plumber. Or,

2. You can specialise in the Fire Services Stream which covers mainly the competencies required in the Fire Protection Industry. Or,

3. You can specialise in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services Stream which covers the relevant units for specialisation in this area.

(NOTE: The Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services is designed for you to specialise in one stream, or if you wish, all 3 streams. However, if specialising in more than one stream, you need to select additional competencies, and you will incur additional cost. Please contact the Program Manager Chris Hudson for more information).

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Articulation and pathways

The pathway into this program is through the Certificate III in Plumbing apprenticeship. This program has been developed in consultation with the Plumbing industry  and reflects specialist skills that are highly sought-after by employers and clients.

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Entrance requirements

This program is designed for registered plumbers or those who are in the final year of their apprenticeship and seeking to deepen their technical skills.

There is no mandatory entrance requirements for the 'Fire Services Stream' or the 'Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Stream'.  However, RMIT strongly recommends that you are registered with the VBA in the relevant stream, or have work experience in the plumbing sector before undertaking this program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The school has strong links with Industry.

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed qualification 'CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services'.

To apply for a plumbing licence, you are required to meet all the requirements of the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). For more information on licencing, contact the VBA at http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/ .


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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, Plumbing and building codes, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, newspapers and e-books.
The library has created a subject guide to PLUMBING AND FIRE PROTECTION at http://www.rmit.libguides.com/plumbingandfire
This guide will assist you in finding key resources in the plumbing sector.

Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding the electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:
transition to tertiary study and learning
study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
career development and employment
living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.




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