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Itiscrucialforyoungpeopletobuildtheircareermanagementskillssotheycanmakeinformedchoicesregardingtheirstudyandtrainingoptionsandnavigateapathwaytowardstheiroccupationandcareerofchoice.ThiscareerdevelopmentresourcecombineslabourmarketinformationwithapracticalindustryspecificactivitytohelpdevelopawarenessabouttheskillsrequiredtopursueacareerpathwayinthePlumbingandServicesIndustry.

GeneralPlumbing

Plumbing(MechanicalServices)

RoofPlumbing

GasFitting

FireProtection

Plumbingandservicesoccupationsincludeurbanirrigation,drainage,metalroofingandcladding,plumbing,mechanicalservices,roofplumbing,gasfittingandfireprotectionservices.TypesofPlumbingwork Drainingmeanstheinstallation,removal,repairandmaintenanceofpipesandfittingsinvolvedwith

stormwaterandwaste. Gasfittingmeanstheinstallation,disconnection,repairandmaintenanceofpipes,fittings,appliances

andassociatedventilationequipmentinvolvinggasessuchasfuel,liquefiedpetroleum,manufacturedandnaturalgases.

MechanicalServicesPlumbingmeansworkcarriedoutinconnectionwithheating,coolingor

ventilationofbuildings.Thismayincludeinstallation,removal,repairandmaintenanceofpipes,valves,regulators,tanksandairconditioningsystems.

RoofPlumbingmeanstheinstallation,renewal,repairandmaintenanceofroofcoveringsandroof

watersystemsincludinggutters,rainwaterpipinganddownpipes. SanitaryPlumbingmeansinstallation,removal,renewal,repairandmaintenanceofpipes,including

ventilationofthosepipesandfittingstoreceiveandconveysewage. WaterPlumbingmeansinstallation,removal,repairandmaintenanceofpipesandfittingsdesigned

toconveyhotandcoldwater. FireProtectionmeansinstallationandmaintenanceoffireprotectionsystems.

PART 1: About the Plumbing and Services Industry 1. ThePlumbingandServicesIndustryinanutshell Keysectors:

Plumbing & Services Practice Aptitude Quiz

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Plumber$1,040

Gasfitter$1,040

Plumber(MechanicalServices)$1,040

RoofPlumber$1,040

DrainageandMechanicalPlumber$1,040

AirConditioningandMechanicalServicesPlumber$1,040

FireProtectionSystemsTechnician$1,040

2. Keyoccupationinformation(SourcesJobOutlookwww.joboutlook.gov.auandAustralianJobs2011www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/ResearchStatistics/Documents/AustralianJobs.pdf)

Weeklyaverageearningsformajoroccupations:

Plumberslayout,testandmaintainpipes,fixtures,metalroofing,fittings,gasmetersandregulators.Theyinstallequipmentsuchasboilers,pumps,heatingandcoolingsystems,naturalgasappliances,watertanksandsolarwaterheatingsystems.Typicaldutiesinclude:

prepareand/orstudydrawingsandspecificationstoworkoutthelayoutofplumbing;

determinesystemsandmaterialsrequired;

findandmarkpositionforconnections,thencutholesthroughwallsandfloorstoaccommodatepipes,measurepipesandmarkcuttingorbendinglines;

cut,threadandbendpipes,assembleandinstallpiping,valvesandfittings,joinpipesectionsandsecurepipes;

testlinesasrequiredbylocalplumbingregulations;

installequipmentsuchasboilers,pumps,heatingandcoolingsystems,gasappliances,watertanks,waterheaters,solarwaterheatingsystems,fixturessuchastoilets,washbasinsandindustrialprocessingunitsand;

maintainandrepairplumbingsystems.Specialisations:

Drainer;

Gasfitter;

SanitaryPlumber;

GasMainandLineFitter;

MechanicalServicesandAirConditioningPlumber;

FireProtectionSystemsTechnician. JobprospectsAboveaverage

Weeklyearnings$1,040

Occupationsize92,200

http://www.joboutlook.gov.au/http://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/ResearchStatistics/Documents/AustralianJobs.pdfhttp://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/ResearchStatistics/Documents/AustralianJobs.pdfhttp://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/ResearchStatistics/Documents/AustralianJobs.pdfhttp://www.deewr.gov.au/Employment/ResearchStatistics/Documents/AustralianJobs.pdf

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Potentialentrylevelqualifications:

CertificateIIIinPlumbing

CertificateIIIinPlumbing(MechanicalServices)

CertificateIIIinRoofPlumbing

CertificateIIIinGasFitting

CertificateIIIinFireProtectionAboutthequalificationsEveryqualificationincludesanemphasisonEmployabilitySkillsortheskillsthatemployersidentifyasplayingasignificantpartincontributingtoanindividualseffectiveandsuccessfulparticipationintheworkplace.Employabilityskillsarenontechnicalskills.Theyarealsosometimesreferredtoasgenericskills,capabilities,enablingskillsorkeycompetencies.EmployabilitySkillsare: Communicationskillsthatcontributetoproductivelisteningandunderstanding,speakingclearly

anddirectlyandharmoniousrelationsacrossemployeesandcustomers;

Teamworkskillsthatcontributetoproductiveworkingrelationshipsandoutcomes;

Problemsolvingskillsthatcontributetoproductiveoutcomes;

Initiativeandenterpriseskillsthatcontributetoinnovativeoutcomes;

Planningandorganisingskillsthatcontributetolongandshorttermstrategicplanning;

Selfmanagementskillsthatcontributestoemployeesatisfactionandgrowth;

Learningskillsthatcontributetoongoingimprovementandexpansioninemployeeandcompanyoperationsandoutcomes;

Technologyskillsthatcontributetotheeffectiveperformanceoftasks.

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3. CareerPathways ApprenticeshipsPathwaysviewpotentialcareerpathwaysforthisindustry

Gotowww.aapathways.com.au/search_job_02.cfm?c=31Otherusefulcareerssitesare:

ConstructMyCareerwww.constructmycareer.com.au

BeConstructive(QLD)www.csq.org.au

MyFuturewww.myfuture.edu.au

JobGuidewww.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au

CareerFactsheetswww.ncdw.com.au/index.php/CareerFactsheets.html4. JobHuntingJobvacancywebsite: AustralianJobsearchwww.jobsearch.gov.au/findajob/advancedsearch.aspxTheAustralian

Governmentsjobsite.Inputyourpostcode,selecttheOccupationCategoryTechniciansandTradeWorkers,thenselectPlumbers,scrolldowntotheAdditionalSearchCriteriasectionandclickonApprenticeships/Traineeships,thenclickontheFindJobsbutton.

Jobhuntinghintsandlabourmarketinformation: AustralianApprenticeshipsPathwayswww.aapathways.com.auClickonSearchtofindpotential

AustralianApprenticeshipsoccupationideas.YoucanalsofindJobHuntinghintsintheSelfHelpmenuitem.

MyFuture:LabourMarketInformationwww.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?

FunctionID=5400Clickonthemaporusethedropdownmenutofindgenerallabourmarketinformationforyourregionincludingtopoccupationsandincomes.Dataisbasedonthemostrecentlyavailablecensus.

5. UsefulContactsHerearesomelinkstoarangeofsupportservices,organisationsandgovernmentagenciesthatmayhelpwithcareersresearchandjobhunting:Supportservices:

SearchforyourlocalAustralianApprenticeshipsCentrewww.aapathways.com.au/search_aac.cfm

GroupTrainingOrganisationsemployAustralianApprenticesandplacethemwithbusinesseswww.grouptraining.com.au

JobServicesAustraliaprovidersworkwitheligiblejobseekerstodevelopanindividuallytailoredEmploymentPathwayPlan.Theplanmapsoutthetraining,workexperienceandadditionalassistanceneededtofindjobseekerssustainableemploymentwww.jobsearch.gov.au/provider/ProviderLocation.aspx?ProviderType=JNS&

http://www.aapathways.com.au/search_job_02.cfm?c=31http://www.constructmycareer.com.auhttp://www.csq.org.auhttp://www.myfuture.edu.auhttp://www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.auhttp://www.ncdw.com.au/index.php/Career-Factsheets.htmlhttp://www.jobsearch.gov.au/findajob/advancedsearch.aspxhttp://www.aapathways.com.auhttp://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5400http://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5400http://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5400http://www.myfuture.edu.au/services/default.asp?FunctionID=5400http://www.aapathways.com.au/search_aac.cfmhttp://www.grouptraining.com.auhttp://www.jobsearch.gov.au/provider/ProviderLocation.aspx?ProviderType=JNS&http://www.jobsearch.gov.au/provider/ProviderLocation.aspx?ProviderType=JNS&http://www.jobsearch.gov.au/provider/ProviderLocation.aspx?ProviderType=JNS&http://www.jobsearch.gov.au/provider/ProviderLocation.aspx?ProviderType=JNS&

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5. UsefulContactscontinuedIndustryOrganisations:

ConstructionandPropertyServicesIndustrySkillsCouncilwww.cpsisc.com.au

TheMasterPlumbers'&MechanicalServicesAssociationofAustraliawww.plumbingcareer.com.au

AirConditioningandMechanicalContractorsAssociationwww.amca.com.au

IrrigationAssociationofAustraliawww.irrigation.org.au

NationalFireIndustryAssociationwww.nfia.com.au

MetalRoofing&CladdingAssociationofAustraliawww.mrcaa.com.au

PlumbingTradesEmployeesUnionwww.plumbers.cepu.asn.au

AustralianWorkersUnionwww.awu.org.auGovernmentAgencies:

GovernmentwebsiteabouttheBuildingandConstructionIndustrywww.australia.gov.au/topics/businessandindustry/industry/buildingandconstructionindustry

http://www.cpsisc.com.auhttp://www.plumbingcareer.com.auhttp://www.amca.com.auhttp://www.irrigation.org.auhttp://www.nfia.com.auhttp://www.mrcaa.com.auhttp://www.plumbers.cepu.asn.auhttp://www.awu.org.auhttp://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/industry/building-and-construction-industryhttp://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/industry/building-and-construction-industryhttp://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/industry/building-and-construction-industryhttp://www.australia.gov.au/topics/business-and-industry/industry/building-and-construction-industry

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PART 2: About this Resource GuidanceThisPracticeAptitudeQuizisintendedtobeageneralillustrationofsomeofthekeylearningstandardsrequiredofpeopleattemptinganAustralianApprenticeshipsentrylevelqualificationinthePlumbingandServicesIndustry.ThisPr

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