Are you thinking about the next step in your career and like working with your hands, working independently and have good hand and eye coordination? If this sounds like you, an Australian Apprenticeship in Plumbing might be the perfect step for your career.
This month, we are partnering with Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) to bring you our job of the month, Plumbing.
What is Plumbing?
Plumber’s plan, install, maintain and repair systems which allow water and gas to flow in and out. These systems are commonly found in bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and laundries – to name a few! As a Plumber, you can expect to use a range of pipes, valves and fittings to ensure these systems operate effectively and safely. Aside from the common requirements of the job, you may also choose to specialise in different streams of Plumbing. These include:
- Install hot & cold water supply to bathrooms and kitchens
- Install hot water systems including solar systems
- Install sanitary fixtures such as toilets, basins and sinks
- Install suspended drains, waste pipes and connect to fixtures
- Install and test gas hot water services, heaters and cooktops
- Install and test LPG and natural gas fitting lines
- Fabricate and install metal roofing, gutters and downpipes
- Install skylights and vents in roofs
- Clear and repair underground drains
- Install sewage treatment systems
- Install hydronic heating, ducted heating, evaporative coolers and splits
- Fabricate and install sheet metal ductwork
In order to legally work as a Plumber in Australia, you may be subject to strict registration and/or licencing requirements in your state or territory. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with these requirements before you start your apprenticeship.