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Plumber (General)

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

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.

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Apprenticeships may be available

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.

    Find a Certificate in Plumbing

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