Our new continuing professional development (CPD) course ‘How the PCA works’ focusses on ensuring practitioners are aware of Volume Three of the NCC and its use as the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA).

It is suitable for new and established practitioners who wish to improve their knowledge of compliance with the PCA.

This CPD course aims to provide an understanding of:

  • The PCA, its structure, content, role and relationship to legislation, the NCC and referenced documents (particularly AS/NZS 3500 standards).
  • The general application of the PCA to new services and installations.
  • The application of the PCA to maintenance, alterations and additions to existing services/installations.

The PCA provides the technical requirements for the design and construction of plumbing and drainage systems in new or existing buildings. Water services constructed independent of a building are also covered.

The Performance Requirements in the PCA can be applied at different stages of the lifecycle of a plumbing or drainage system. This means that some Performance Requirements cover the ongoing maintenance, system testing, repairs and alterations or additions of a system after installation.

Is this course right for me?

Our courses provide a flexible learning experience with a mixture of written, video and interactive material.

Although this course takes roughly one-hour to complete, you have the flexibility to stop and start it and complete it at a pace that suits you. 

We explore scenarios you may face in your day-to-day work so you can apply what you learn from the course.

The courses are also mobile friendly – so checking your knowledge on the job is only a few clicks away.