Becoming a Gasfitter
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Becoming a Gasfitter

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Installs, maintains and repairs gas mains, piping systems downstream of the billing meter, and appliances and ancillary equipment associated with the use of fuel gases, including liquefied petroleum gas systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Average pay $76,392
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,900

How do I become a Gasfitter in Victoria?

To work as a Gasfitter in Victoria, you'll need:
  • A Certificate III in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Completed apprenticeship
  • Licence or registration from Victorian Building Authority (VBA)
  • Recommended

  • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
  • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
  • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • A Certificate IV in Gas Supply Industry Operations
  • Construction Induction Card (aka White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Gasfitter do?

  • Studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • Setting out and installing hot and cold water systems
  • 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


  • Gas Main and Line Fitter
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gasfitter