1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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PLUMBERS install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, cladding, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewage, heating and cooling and other systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • excavating for below ground sewage and drainage systems
  • measuring, cutting, and assembling pipes
  • assembling and installing pipelines, connecting pipes to various components, equipment and appliances
  • installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • fabricating and installing metal gutters, downpipes and other rainwater products
  • fabricating, assembling or installing equipment for mechanical services and airconditioning


This section contains the following subsection :
              4431-01 Supervisor, Plumbers
              4431-11 General Plumber
              4431-13 Gasfitter
              4431-15 Drainer
              4431-17 Roof Plumber
              4431-19 Mechanical Services and Airconditioning Plumber
              4431-81 Apprentice General Plumber
              4431-83 Apprentice Gasfitter
              4431-85 Apprentice Drainer
              4431-87 Apprentice Roof Plumber
              4431-89 Apprentice Mechanical Services and Airconditioning Plumber

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