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Note: If you are supervising or performing regulated drainage work, you must hold an occupational drainers licence under the Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002. For more information please see drainer - occupational.

Scope of work

  • Install, commission, maintain and test above and below ground waste water, stormwater and sanitary drainage systems including on-site domestic waste water management systems
  • Prepare plans and specifications for drainage work that are:
    • for the licensee's personal use, or
    • for use in drainage work to be performed by the licensee personally
  • Incidental work of another class.

Qualifications required

  • Successful completion of Certificate II in Drainage CPC20712 plus the following units of competency from the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40912:

    • CPCPCM4011A — Carry out work based risk control process
    • CPCPCM4012A — Estimate and cost work
    • CPCPDR4011B — Design and size sanitary drainage systems
    • CPCPDR4012B — Design and size stormwater drainage systems
    • CPCPDR4013B — Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
    • BSBSMB401 — Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Successful completion of a course and units of competency of a course the commission considers is at least equivalent to the one above

Managerial course

Completion of the approved managerial course.

Note: Completion of the course Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business BSBSMB401, which is one of the required courses in the Certificate IV Plumbing and Services, will meet this requirement.

Financial requirements

The relevant financial requirements in the minimum financial requirements policy.

Licence types

You can apply for this licence class as a:

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Registered Training Organisations issue formal qualifications to people who successfully complete training. Please note that the RTO list is a guide only and subject to change. We strive to ensure that the information contained is accurate and up-to-date. Other qualifications can be:

  • apprenticeship papers
  • documentation showing you successfully completed the appropriate course for this licence class
  • documentation showing you successfully completed an equivalent course for this licence class (e.g. similar modules)
  • recognition certificate
  • a qualification of statement of attainment of the required competency issued by an approved authority for the licence class.

Recognition of prior learning

If you do not hold a formal technical qualification you may be able to obtain it through recognition of prior learning (RPL) through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The following RTO may be able to provide RPL services for this licence class.

TAFE Queensland - Gold Coast
Campuses located at Ashmore, Coolangatta, Coomera and Southport
07 5581 8300
TAFE Queensland - North
PMB 1, Townsville Qld 4810
07 4750 5451
TAFE Queensland - SkillsTech
Campuses at Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge, Eagle Farm
1800 654 447
TAFE Queensland - South West
Campuses at Bundamba, Toowoomba, Chinchilla, Dalby, Inala, Kingaroy, Nurenderi, Roma, Springfield and Warwick
1300 914 754