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$1,894 per week


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.


  • 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.


  • 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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