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1220.0 - ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, 2013, Version 1.2  
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UNIT GROUP 3341 PLUMBERS


    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.

    In Australia:

      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.

    Tasks Include:

    • 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

    Occupations:
      334111 Plumber (General)
      334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
      334113 Drainer (Aus) / Drainlayer (NZ)
      334114 Gasfitter
      334115 Roof Plumber

334111 PLUMBER (GENERAL)

    Installs and repairs water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

      Fire Services Plumber
      Sanitary Plumber
      Water Plumber

334112 AIRCONDITIONING AND MECHANICAL SERVICES PLUMBER

    Installs, maintains and repairs piping, ducting and equipment for heating, cooling and ventilation of buildings or vessels. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Ductfixing Plumber

334113 DRAINER (AUS) / DRAINLAYER (NZ)

    Installs, maintains and designs below-ground drainage systems and associated sewerage or effluent disposal systems. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Septic Tank Installer

334114 GASFITTER

    Installs, maintains and repairs gas mains, piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas systems. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisations:

      Gas Main and Line Fitter
      Liquefied Petroleum Gasfitter

334115 ROOF PLUMBER

    Installs, maintains and repairs flashings, metallic roof and wall claddings and rainwater products such as gutters and downpipes. Registration or licensing is required.

    Skill Level: 3

    Specialisation:

      Industrial Roof Plumber


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