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What’s it like to be a Plumber?
Plumbers lay out, install, test and maintain pipes, fixtures, metal roofing,
fittings, gas meters and regulators.
How much can I expect to earn?
Full-time employed Plumber earn an average of $1178 per week. The [average
annual salary for this job is $61256 excluding super.]
- enjoy practical work
- good hand-eye coordination
- able to work independently
- able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- good interpersonal skills
- good mobility.
This job also involves:
Full use of hands/fingers
Use of precision or semi-precision tools or instruments or deft hand movements
are required for these occupations. Included are jobs where poor co-ordination
or incomplete use of hands or fingers may make tasks dangerous or difficult to
Good vision for detail
These jobs require you to be able to see clearly to examine items close-up. It
covers jobs where poor vision e.g. tunnel vision, could make the work place
unsafe or the job difficult to undertake, e.g. draftsperson working with
detailed drawings; checkout operator reading dockets; work requiring good
hand-eye co-ordination for working with precision or semi-precision tools.
Mainly outdoor work
Workers performing these jobs would usually be expected to spend more than
three-quarters of their day outdoors, exposed to the weather. They may report
back to an office, station, depot or other central site.
The main duties and tasks involved in these jobs require daily physical
exertion, such as bending and twisting, lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing,
carrying or other effort where physical fitness is required. People with
heart, back or other conditions who should avoid physical strain may wish to
avoid these jobs.
Reading or writing
These jobs require moderate or better reading and writing skills. Workers may
be expected to prepare, understand or act on written materials, such as
letters or reports. People may wish to avoid these jobs if their reading or
writing English skills are limited to a small range of words or phrases and
symbols. Jobs remaining may still require very basic reading or writing
This occupation offers jobs at the following skill levels:
Skilled Trade Jobs
These jobs do not usually require completion of secondary education, however
further part-time study usually at Certificate III level, and on-the-job
training offered as an apprenticeship, is required.
At school, you can study these subject(s) to get a good foundation for this
School subjects that include some aspect of INDUSTRIAL ARTS provide a useful
background to these jobs. In some cases an industrial arts-related subject is
a pre-requisite for entry to courses that provide the training for the job.
Duties and tasks of a Plumber
Plumbers may perform the following tasks:
- prepare and/or study plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed
- find and mark positions for connections, measure pipes and mark cutting or bending lines, then cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes
- cut, thread and bend pipes, assemble and install piping, valves and fittings, and join pipe sections and secure pipes
- test lines as required by local plumbing regulations
- install equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units
- weld and braise pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel)
- system testing and commissioning
- maintain and repair plumbing systems.
An irrigation installer plans, designs and installs large watering systems for
environments such as golf courses and parks.
A drainer installs, maintains and repairs pipes in storm water or sewerage
systems and drains. They also install septic tanks, holding wells, sullage
pits and absorption tracks.
A sprinkler fitter installs and maintains fire protection systems.
Mechanical Services Plumber
A mechanical services plumber installs and services plant and equipment used
for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) in industrial and
A roofing plumber installs and fixes metal roofs, flashings, gutters,
downpipes, rainwater products and other accessories on residential, industrial
and commercial buildings. The work conducted by roofing plumbers includes
working outdoors, in a team environment and safely at heights.
A gasfitter installs, maintains, tests and repairs gas lines, meters,
regulators, hot water systems and appliances.