Snapshot

Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

 
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Plumbers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
86,000
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1200
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Above average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Strong growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
  • installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
  • designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
  • fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
  • assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small bore heating systems
  • installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
  • installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings

Job Titles

  • Plumber
  • Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Drainer
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof Plumber

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Construction Pathways
  • Cert III in Plumbing
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service
  • Diploma of Plumbing and Services

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