This is a QBCC Commissioner Approved online course 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.
The course 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 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; however it can be completed by licensees within 12 months after the expiry date as listed on their licence.
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.
This course is delivered online and is self-paced. Students will be given 1 month to complete the course.
On successful completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Renew the Backflow Prevention endorsement on their plumber’s licence
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.
Members: $220 (Inc. GST)
Associate Members: $297 (Inc. GST)
Non-members: $330 (Inc. GST)
Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) is an independent industry funded body supporting employers, workers, apprentices 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
|CMBPDRV001||Revalidation Course Commission and Maintain Backflow Prevention Devices||$206.00|
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.
The program used for this training program runs best on a non-Apple device.
If you require any assistance with the course please contact the MPAQ Training Department on 07 3273 0800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.