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Plumber (General)
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand Specialised occupation Specialised occupation

Installs and repairs water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Specialisations
  • Fire Services Plumber
  • Sanitary Plumber
  • Water Plumber
Job prospects for Plumbers in Victoria

Occupations in the Plumbers group include Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber, Drainer, Gasfitter, Plumber (General) and Roof Plumber.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 28,300 Plumbers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,628.80

Hourly earnings
$43.90

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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