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Backflow Revalidation

Course Overview | Outcomes and Recognition | Fees and Subsidies | Registration

Course Overview

The revalidation is required for all plumbers who need to renew the backflow endorsement on their plumbing licence. The revalidation is required to be successfully completed every five years in order to maintain the backflow endorsement on your license.

MPAQ includes a short refresher course that covers a review of the current relevant legislation relating to backflow procedures and practices. Specifically, it covers the competency required to test, commission and maintain backflow prevention devices. It covers preparation for the work, the identification of testing and commissioning requirements, the physical testing and commissioning of devices, the maintenance of devices and the completion of work finalisation processes.

To complete the backflow revalidation and refresher course, participants will be required to complete a self-paced online assessment and submit six (6) previous test reports tested to the current standard.

** PLEASE NOTE:  A Webcam is required in order to participate in the course and action its content. 


The revalidation is only available for plumbers who currently hold the backflow endorsement on their plumber’s licence. The backflow endorsement is required to be revalidated prior to its expiry date.

All participants are also required to possess a copy of the following Australian Standards (including all amendments) in order to commence the course:

  • AS/NZS3500.1 2018
  • AS/NZS2845.3 2010

NOTE: The AS2845.3:2010 is still active in QLD until the form 9 is updated to require testing to be performed to AS/NZS2845.3:2020.

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 online and is self-paced. Students will be given 1 month to complete the course.

Outcomes and Recognition

Course Outcomes

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

  • Renew the Backflow Prevention endorsement on their plumber’s licence

Course Recognition 

As this course is QBCC Commissioner Approved, upon successful completion learners will be issued with a Certificate of Completion. The certificate must be presented to the QBCC to have the endorsement renewed on your licence.

Fees and Subsidies

Course Fees

Members: $220 (Inc. GST)

Associate Members: $297 (Inc. GST)

Non-members: $330 (Inc. GST)

Course Subsidies

We are proud to have been selected as one of a core group of RTO’s that will be delivering Construction Skills Queensland-funded training in CSQ’s new training year (from October 1 2021). We look forward to supporting individuals and businesses to unlock new opportunities in the building and construction industry through training.

Construction Skills Queensland is an independent, not-for-profit, industry-funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices, trainees and career seekers in the building and construction industry. Click here to view the eligibility requirements for this funding.

Below is a list of the short course unit codes and names and the maximum funding amount available to eligible participants:

Short Course Code Short Course Title Max. Amount Funded
per Participant
CMBPDRV001 Revalidation Course Commission and Maintain Backflow Prevention Devices $208.00

Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply for the process of applying for your contractor licence. 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.


NOTE: Please ensure you have all of your personal details, including your USI, with you prior to registering for the course to make your enrolment process as quick and easy as possible. Once your registration, payment and enrolment is complete you will be able to commence the training course immediately.

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The program used for this online training program runs best on a non-Apple device. The internet browser recommended for this online training is Google Chrome.

Download and complete an enrolment form or call 07 3273 0800! Please send completed enrolment forms to training@mpaq.com.au.

If you require any assistance with this course, please contact the MPAQ Training Services Team on 07 3273 0800 or email training@mpaq.com.au.

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