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Plumber's Assistants perform routine tasks in fabricating, laying, installing and maintaining pipes, fixtures, water meters and regulators.


  • loading and unloading plumbing fixtures and materials, tools and equipment and transporting them around sites
  • assisting with assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings
  • assisting with installing fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and sprinkler systems.


  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Plumber's Assistant

  • You can work as a Plumber's Assistant without formal qualifications, however, they may be useful. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

    Take a Certificate II in Plumbing

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