What's it like to be a Plumber?
Plumbers are specialist tradespeople who install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. They often specialise; for example, they may work on large-scale construction projects or focus more of smaller domestic projects. Plumbers often work closely with other tradespeople and project management teams.
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How to become a Plumber
- Complete a Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32420) as part of an apprenticeship.
- Ensure you have a Construction Induction Card (White Card) which will enable you to work on construction sites. Some hirers may also prefer you to have a current driver’s licence, Working with Children Check and access to your own tools.
- Apply for the required licences and accreditation to work as a Plumber in your state or territory. Check with your local licensing authority for specific details.
- To carry out more advanced or specialised work, consider further study such as a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40920).
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