Backflow Prevention

CPCPWT4022A Commission & Maintain Backflow Prevention DevicesNRT

Course Overview | Outcomes and Recognition | Fees and Subsidies | Upcoming Courses

Course Overview

This is an accredited three day course required for all plumbers' who wish to obtain a backflow endorsement with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC). 

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices in water services and is offered in classroom environment with practical based learning. Specifically, it covers preparation for work, identification of testing and commissioning requirements, physical testing and commissioning of devices, maintenance of devices and completion of work finalisation processes

Assessments for this course are conducted in both a practical and theoretical setting.


There are no prerequisites* for this course. However, all participants are required to possess a copy the following Australian Standards in order to commence the course:

  • AS/NZS3500.0 2003
  • AS/NZS3500.1 2015
  • AS/NZS2845.3 2010

Student must also possess a valid USI.

From 1 January 2015 all learners undertaking Nationally Accredited Training must possess a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a specific number which allows learners to access their training records and results at any time. If learners do not possess a valid USI while undertaking accredited training they will be unable to receive a Statement of Attainment.

For more information about the USI, and to create your USI please click HERE or contact MPAQ on 07 3273 0800.

* Students may be required to purchase further materials to undertake this course.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over 24 hours (generally 3 consecutive 8-hour days) face to face in a classroom setting.

This course requires a theoretical assessment and a practical assessment be completed on site while supervised by the MPAQ trainer.

Outcomes and Recognition

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Identify sources and gather information relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices
  • Apply safety and quality assurance requirements and demonstrate effective work methods relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices
  • Test, commission and undertake maintenance of high, medium and low hazard backflow prevention devices in water services
  • Identify and complete all relevant documentation relevant to testing, commissioning and maintenance of backflow prevention devices

Course Recognition 

On successful completion of this course learners will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

Fees and Subsidies

Course Fees

Members: $740* (GST Free)

Non-members: $1,060* (GST Free)

* Course Subsidies may be available.

Course Subsidies

As a Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) registered training supplier, we provide training that is supported by CSQ funding. This subsidy program is a Construction Skills Queensland initiative. Below is a list of the short course codes and titles and the maximum funding amount available to eligible participants:

Short Course Code and Title

Max. Amount Funded
per Participant

BSBSMB401 - Establish Legal and Risk Management Requirements of Small Business $360.00
CPCPCM4012A - Estimate and Cost Work $180.00
CPCPGS4011C - Design and Size Consumer Gas Installations $480.00
CPCPGS4022A - Service Type A Gas Appliances $750.00
CPCPWT4022A - Commission and Maintain Backflow Prevention Devices $150.00
CPCPWT4023A - Commission and Maintain Hot & Heated Water Temperature Control Devices $150.00
QLD334SWH01A - Course in Evaluating and Planning the Installation of Solar and Heat Pump Water Systems (Non-Accredited) $180.00
CMBPDRV001 - Revalidation Course Commission and Maintain Backflow Prevention Devices (Non-Accredited) $80.00

Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply for the process of reissuing your licence with the backflow endorsement. These fees and charges will be incurred from the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and any issues with these fees should be raised directly with them.

Upcoming Courses

Date & Time Location Registration
13 June - 15 June 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm

Download and complete an enrolment form or call 07 3273 0800!

Please send completed enrolment forms to

25 June - 27 June 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm
26 September - 28 September 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm
22 October - 24 October 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm
12 November - 14 November 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm
Sunshine Coast
3 December - 5 December 2018
8:00am - 4:30pm

Shop the required standards for this course:


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