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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Otherwise read more about this course here.