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Course in Plumbing – Roofing (VIC only) CPC40912

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    The Gordon (RTO 3044)

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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 26 Jun 2017

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About this unit

This is a specialist online unit for qualified plumbers wishing to accrue further specialist qualifications. The Course in Plumbing - Roofing (CPC40912) covers roof drainage systems, and completion of this course is essential to apply for a Victorian Building Authority (VBA) licence for this plumbing specialisation.

You will also complete three common units covering risk management, cost and estimate, and business during this TAFE course.

Although this course is delivered predominantly online, you will be required to attend one face-to-face session at The Gordon's East Geelong campus or Werribee Learning Centre for an introduction to the online learning system. Subsequent sessions, offered once per month, are optional.

Assessment will take the form of: 

  • Written assignments
  • Exam

Upon successful completion of this unit, The Gordon will assist you in organising to sit your VBA licensing exam, which is conducted by an external provider.


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  • Prerequisites


    In order to fulfil the registration requirements and sit your VBA licensing exam, you must:

    • Hold a Certificate III in Plumbing (trade certificate) or degree in engineering

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience. 

  • Subjects

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    In this plumbing course, the units of competency you will study include:

    • CPCPRF4011B - Design and size roof drainage systems
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  • Why The Gordon?

    RTO 3044
    The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to two purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City and East Geelong – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.

    Campus locations
    East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
    Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
    Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030 

    The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.

    The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • Victoria: Geelong City, Werribee Learning Centre

Learning outcomes

Upon  successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment in CPCPRF4011B - Design and size roof drainage systems from Gordon Institute of TAFE. This unit forms part of the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912).

This course covers units that are compulsory to complete before applying for a licence with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Upon successful completion of your exam, you will be able to work as a licenced plumber specialising in roofing (stormwater).

By partnering closely with Deakin University, The Gordon also offers students access to unique pathway opportunities, credit transfers and dual-delivered qualifications – your learning journey doesn't end here! 


All course fees at The Gordon are comprised of tuition, student amenities, and materials costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may fall into one of the following fee categories:


  • Standard – you meet the eligibility criteria for access to the government subsidised Victorian Training Guarantee (VTG).
  • Concession – you meet the VTG eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card.
  • Full-fee paying/Fee for Service (FFS) – you do not meet the VTG eligibility criteria

You will pay the following additional fees for this course:


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Please note that students who undertake their licensing exam will also incur a cost from the VBA.

Course fees are payable within 14 days of enrolment. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.

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