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As a Gas Fitter, you specialise in the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of gas lines, meters, regulators, units and appliances.

Summary of Training

  • Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Handle and store plumbing materials
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • Carry out levelling
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Mark out materials
  • Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Work safely on roofs
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
  • Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
  • Install LPG systems in marine craft
  • Install gas pressure control equipment
  • Install Type A gas appliance flues
  • Purge consumer piping
  • Maintain Type A gas appliances
  • Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
  • Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
  • Install gas piping systems
  • Size consumer gas piping systems
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
  • Install and commission Type A gas appliances
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Operate personnel and materials hoists
  • Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
  • Install Type B gas appliance flues
  • Install gas sub-meters
  • Assemble mechanical services components
  • Fabricate and install steel pressure piping

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Construction, Plumbing and Services

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Building & Construction

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 23040

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Gas Fitter - CPC32713
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0
ASbA
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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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