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$1,894 per week
Strong

Overview

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.

Day-to-day

  • 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.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Plumber

  • You usually need a certificate III in plumbing to work as a Plumber. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

    Find a Certificate in Plumbing

Skills employers are looking for

  • Plumbing

  • Repair

  • Communication Skills

  • Commercial Plumbing

  • Hand Tools Operation

  • Roofing

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