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Career Path to Become A Gas Fitter

Career Path to Become A Gas Fitter

Thinking about a career change?

Have you always wanted to get a trade?

Is gas something that really heats up your attention?

Well, the path to becoming a gas fitter is quite a straightforward one, and the best part is, that the path outlined below requires no pre-requisites. This means that you could have just finished school, have worked for 10 years or already be in the trade industry and still be eligible to apply for this career path. However what sets gas fitters apart is their work ethic and passion. So if you are passionate about gas and are considering a career in this industry, here’s how you can do it.

Please note: This process is specific to Queensland. Licensing and requirements may vary between states.

1.Complete the Certificate III in Gas Fitting Course

All you need to do is sign up to this program and complete 19 days of training along with some e-Learning. From there, you will have completed the first component on the road to becoming a gas fitter. This training course is completed over a three month period and upon successful completion of training, you will be issued with a Certificate III in Gas Fitting qualification.

Stage one, complete!

Bonus option: If you already have an employer, this training can be funded through the Certificate III in Gas Fitting apprenticeship. Read more about this option here.


2. Apply for your Full Gas Work Licence – Interim

You will need to apply for your interim licence, and hold it for one year. Application for this licence can be completed online via Department of Natural Resources and Mines here. 


3. Once you have your interim licence, complete seven jobs over the course of a year

From here, you can enter the workforce and complete gas work supervised under a full gas fitter. Over the next year, you will need to complete seven gas jobs and get signed off on them. This is like a work log to ensure that you are gaining experience within your desired industry.


3. After six months – complete four units from the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

After six months of holding your interim licence, you are able to commence working on the final four, service-based units. This training is required to be completed prior to your application for your Full Gas Work Licence. Plumbers who also hold a gas interim licence will need to complete these units.

This training is made up of two units completed by correspondence and the Service Type A Gas Appliance course 6 days of practical training.

Note: The gas interim licence must be held for a year in order for the Full Gas Work Licence application to be made. However, training for these units can be completed 6 months prior to the application being made. 


4. Apply for your Full Gas Work Licence

After 12 months on your interim licence and upon successful completion of your Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services selected units, along with the seven jobs completed and signed off, you will be eligible to apply for your full gas work licence.

The application needs to be made again on the same website here. Once you are successful, you will recieve your Full Gas Work Licence in the mail.

From here, you can work as a qualified gas fitter!

Continuing on from there, it is recommended you complete professional development on a yearly basis. See our professional development programs here or call our team for more information.

If you would like to become a gas fitter, call our team on 1300 588 749 or email info@bizmatrix.com.au for more information. Otherwise read more about this course here. 


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  • Tibor
    May 22, 2018, 9:10 am REPLY

    What is the average total cost of this ?

  • Ethan Hansen
    January 30, 2019, 6:49 am REPLY

    I found it interesting how you mentioned how the certificate III program is a 19-day program with some online learning. My friend has been looking to become a gas fitter but was hesitant because he doesn’t know how long or intensive the program will be. I will forward this information on to him as we continue to do our research!

  • Archie Hearn
    February 26, 2019, 10:51 pm REPLY

    Nice Blog!! The content you have shared is very elaborative and informative. Thanks a lot for sharing such a great piece of knowledge with us.

  • Jett Fergusson
    March 29, 2019, 8:14 pm REPLY

    This is a really good read for me. Must admit that you are one of the best bloggers I have ever read. Thanks for posting this informative article.

  • Carl Andersone
    March 29, 2019, 9:36 pm REPLY

    Thanks for having this article, it helps a lot. It’s a well-written blog and it is very informative. Keep on blogging, looking forward to see more of your posts!

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