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  • CPC50612

Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

At a glance

At a glance

Qualify as a hydraulic design consultant with this advanced course covering the design of plumbing and services systems for residential and commercial buildings.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Hydraulic Design Consultant
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC50612 Diploma of Hydraulic Services Design

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish your career as a qualified hydraulic design consultant with this advanced course. Develop the specialised skills required to design plumbing and service systems for residential and commercial buildings.

The job outlook remains positive in the building and construction industry. Advances in technology and innovation are driving demand for technical and specialist skills. Population growth is supporting an underlying demand for new housing construction and supporting commercial infrastructure. This in turn is driving a need for qualified trades including hydraulic design consultants.

This course has core units covering administration and plumbing industry skills plus specialist hydraulic design skills. You'll learn how to design hydraulic systems for drainage disposal, gas, sanitary plumbing, heated and cold water, fire sprinkler, pumps, grey water, storm water, and gas reticulation.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a hydraulic design consultant, with the skills to design a range of plumbing and services systems for residential and commercial buildings.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 3 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBITU201A
Produce simple word processed documents
BSBITU202A
Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU301A
Create and use databases
BSBWRT401A
Write complex documents
CPCCBC4012B
Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCBC4034A
Apply codes and standards to building trade and services contracting
CPCPCM4013A
Produce 2-D architectural drawings using CAD software
CPCPCM4014A
Prepare simple sketches and drawings
CPCPCM5010A
Design complex sanitary plumbing and drainage systems
CPCPCM5011A
Design complex cold water systems
CPCPCM5012A
Design complex stormwater and roof drainage systems
CPCPCM5013A
Design complex (non-solar) heated water systems
CPCPDR4011B
Design and size sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR4012B
Design and size stormwater drainage systems
CPCPDR4013B
Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems
CPCPFS4024A
Design residential and domestic fire sprinkler systems
CPCPGS4011C
Design and size consumer gas installations
CPCPPS5000B
Design gas bulk storage systems
CPCPPS5001B
Design industrial gas systems
CPCPPS5002B
Design gas reticulation systems
CPCPPS5023A
Design solar water heating systems
CPCPPS5024A
Conduct a water audit and identify water-saving initiatives
CPCPPS5025A
Design grey water re-use systems
CPCPPS5026A
Design rainwater collection, storage, distribution and re-use systems
CPCPPS5028A
Design trade waste pre-treatment systems
CPCPPS5030A
Design pump systems
CPCPPS5032A
Design siphonic stormwater drainage systems
CPCPSN4011B
Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPCPWT4011B
Design and size heated and cold water services and systems
CPCSFS5001A
Define scope and hazard level of fire systems design projects
CPCSFS5007A
Create detailed designs for hydrant and hose reel systems

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCPFS5011A
Design fire sprinkler systems
CPCPPS5015B
Inspect plumbing and drainage systems
CPCSUS5001A
Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Hydraulic Services Design).  Students must either supply a copy of their Year 12 Certificate issued by the state certifying body in the state you completed year 12 or undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment by the first course census date.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland