Plumber in Adelaide

How to Become a Plumber in Adelaide

So you’re looking to become a plumber in Adelaide? Good for you! Working as a plumber in Adelaide can be a rewarding trade, both financially and in terms of job satisfaction.

Australian plumbing apprenticeships are completed over four years and include both practical learning through working with a qualified tradesperson and attending trade school. After the successful completion of a plumbing apprenticeship, a Certificate III in Plumbing and/or Gas Fitting is awarded.

Plumbers can then apply for a trade licence (under the Plumber, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995) from Consumer and Business Services (CBS). This enables an Adelaide plumber to work in the industry legally, either as an employee or self-employed.

What it takes to become a plumber in Adelaide

Becoming a plumber in Adelaide is a challenging, but rewarding, process. With the right application and hard work, apprentice plumbers will go on to enjoy a varied and interesting career that offers a multitude of opportunities. Good plumbers are technically minded, adept with their hands and expert problem solvers. Depending on the particular specialist area that a plumber is working in, physical strength and fitness will usually be an important factor.

Job prospects for a plumber in Adelaide

Qualified plumbers are almost always in high demand. Construction booms will always generate big demand for plumbers. Having said that, even in these tough economic times, job prospects for plumbers remain good. The reality is that even without new construction projects, plumbers will always be essential for maintenance and renovation works.

The Australian Government predicts a further 29,000 plumbers will be needed nationwide over the next five years with unemployment in the plumbing industry well below the national average. Plumbers in Adelaide can also expect to earn wages above the national average. Plumbers earn an average of $1,894 per week, compared to the average earning of $1,460 across all industries.

Plumbers migrating to Adelaide

Adelaide has a large migrant population, many of whom work in trades. Before a migrant plumber can legally work, they must prove that they have the required skills as outlined in Certificate III. This is done by completing a skills assessment through Trades Recognition Australia. Once this is successfully completed a restricted registration is usually granted, which allows the plumber to work under supervision whilst completing Australian context gap training.

Please note: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not constitute professional advice.

Published: 31 Jul, 2020

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