Plumbing trades

Understanding plumbing registration terms

Plumbing workers must be licensed and registered to legally perform plumbing work

Consumer and Business Services are responsible for plumbing licenses. To obtain a license, a plumbing worker must be qualified and competent to carry out plumbing work.
Plumbing work must be certified in accordance with the Scheme issued under Section (69)2 of the Water Industry Act 2012. Depending on the plumbing worker’s level of registration, they may be able to certify plumbing works with an Electronic Certificate of Compliance (eCoC).

Level of registrationApproved activitiesAbility to certify

Advanced Plumber
Can perform any plumbing work without direction or supervision.

Able to certify relevant section of eCoC.

Restricted Advanced Plumber

Can perform plumbing work restricted to a group or particular stream of plumbing activities without direction or supervision. For example:

  • Water plumbing work
  • Draining work
  • Backflow prevention
  • Fire protection
  • Irrigation work

May be able to perform other plumbing work while under the direction of an appropriately registered Plumber or Advanced Plumber who is authorised to carry out such plumbing work.

May be able to certify relevant section of eCoC for particular streams of plumbing work.

Plumber

Can perform any plumbing work under the direction of an appropriately registered Advanced Plumber who is authorised to carry out such plumbing work.

Not able to certify.

Restricted Plumber

Can perform plumbing work while under a registered contract of training.  Supervision must be provided by an appropriately registered Advanced Plumber or Plumber who is authorised to carry out such plumbing work.

Not able to certify.


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Page last updated 3 July 2018

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