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Statement of Attainment training in Backflow Prevention [extract from CPC40912]


This program is designed to provide plumbers with the skills required to correctly install, commission and maintain Backflow Prevention Devices as required by the relevant licensing authority. This training program achieves a Unit of Competency from the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services CPC40912.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - training in Backflow Prevention [extract from CPC40912]
Program No: SA-TS05
Campus: CIT Fyshwick 
Duration: 1 Semester part time approx. 4 hour sessions (will vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or application in the workplace).
Likely Job Outcome: Professional development for Journeyman/Registered Plumber or independent plumbing contractor.
Application Type: Register Your Interest

Additional Information

You will need to purchase your own set of Australian Standards for Plumbing AS3500, AS2845.3 Field Testing for Backflow Prevention Devices, and other texts, and provide your own drawing equipment and calculator. You will be expected to provide and wear the appropriate safety clothing and equipment when working on practical projects or on site visits.

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

Requirements You must
- have CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry before entering a construction worksite
- have the Certificate III in Plumbing or hold a current Journeyperson or Plumbing Registration

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Transition Information

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Subject Cancellations/Changes

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Subject Information

Core-Complete 1

  • CPCPWT4022A  Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
    • CIT Code: PLMB587
      Cost: $40.00

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services. It covers preparation for work, identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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Certificate III Plumbing CPC32413
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Statement Attainment training Drainage (Licensing) [from CPC08]
Statement Attainment training Plumbing Prevocational Skills [extract from CPC32413]
Statement Attainment training Plumbing Work Practice [extract from CPC40912]
Statement Attainment training Water Plumbing (Licensing) [extract from CPC40912]

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email