PLUMBERS install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing is required.
studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems
installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings