Plumber (General)

Plumbers (General) install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.

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    Overview

    Plumbers (General) install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.

    Day-to-day

    • studies drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
    • sets out and installs hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
    • installs water-based fire protection systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
    • designs and installs sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Requires driving
    • Working outdoors

    To become a Plumber (General)

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

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