All Things Construction Plumbing

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Good day member unfortunately due to limited uptake of this course we have had to make the decision to place this course on hold until further notice. Should we revive this course you will be the first to be notified.

We thank you for your support and should you have any queries in this regard please feel free to contact me directly on my details below.

Cindy Snyman

The Institute of Plumbing SA (IOPSA) in conjunction with the Plumbing industry registration board (PIRB) have seen the need to develop learning material for plumbers trading, entering or thinking of entering the construction sector.

IOPSA receive numerous queries and requests for assistance from members within this sector, which in most cases comes from a lack of understanding of the attention to detail required in order to complete a project and be aware of the pit falls.

IOPSA and PIRB have engaged with experienced individuals to develop a programme that will cover each step from receiving the bill of quantities to the final account.

Create awareness of your rights in terms of understanding the various types of contracts in place, covering letters and how to deal with certificates being reduced and so much more.

The programme will commence with live lessons on the 9th of November 2022 and run until June of 2023 with a short break over the festive period. Recordings of the live sessions will be made available on your account.

Assessments will be conducted after completion of each module.

If you are trading, thinking of or considering expanding into this market, then this programme is a necessity in terms of understanding this sector and learning from those who have experienced the highs and lows of trading in the construction industry.

Upon completion of the course and module assessments, an IOPSA certificate of completion will be issued.

See Terms and Conditions and CPD allocation below.


IOPSA Members: FREE (Email for the course to be loaded to your account)

PIRB Registered Plumbers: R2500 EX VAT

Non-members: R4500 EX VAT

Payment Procedure:

  1. Please pay directly into IOPSA’s bank account the correct amount as stated above.
  2. Send the proof of payment to along with your PIRB registration card for verification.
  3. Once the proof of payment has been received and verification is complete, it will take up to 3 business days for you to receive access to the course.
  4. For any questions or concerns please contact
  5. Cancellations prior to course commencement may warrant a cancellation fee

Bank details:

Account Name:  Institute of Plumbing South Africa

Branch Code: 051001

Branch Name: Rosebank

Type of Account: Current

Account Number: 032958587

The following modules will be covered:

  1. The Bill
  2. The Cover Letter
  3. Contract and forms of contract
  4. Safety files
  5. Work in progress
  6. BOQ Accounting
  7. Valuation Claims
  8. Payments
  9. Retention and Final Account
  10. Dispute resolution
  11. Sample Letters/ Notices
  12. External Partners
  13. Documentation

Meet your presenters:


Brad Boertje

Brad holds a BSc in Quantity Surveying and is a Fellow of the Association of Arbitrators.

Brad runs a risk management, dispute avoidance and dispute resolution consultancy known as BorCon (Pty) Ltd, servicing the commercial and contracting needs of construction industry stakeholders.

Brad has a passion for training and has hosted multiple construction related training programmes with various institutions in South Africa.


Chris Coetzee

Chris Coetzee has 10 years of experience in Occupational Health and Safety Management from general OHS to Construction OHS and on to ISO Management. Within the Construction area, he worked as a project manager for 2 years performing installations of roll milled roof sheeting, cladding and flashings.

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Steve Brown

Steve Brown has 47 years’ experience in the plumbing industry in both the construction and maintenance sector, past president of the IOPSA.

My passion being to equip the plumber in being the best they can be, by learning from past experiences and ensuring they are equipped in understanding the construction sector, which requires attention to detail and strong admin.


Adriaan Myburgh

Adriaan has been involved in the construction industry for 35 years, 32 years as a qualified plumber & 18 years as an architectural professional.

His time as a practising plumber was spent on major developments, new builds & bigger revamps / alterations like shopping centres, etc.

His current position as Senior Plumbing & Drainage Inspector for NMBM (held for last 17years) stems from his interest in the Regulations and Standards and the compliance with it.


Rob Millar

Nearly 30 years in the plumbing industry with the majority of that in the construction plumbing and construction sector.  Plumbed townhouse complexes, fast food franchises, schools, malls and industry.  Some design and install.


Olé Smith

With 27 years of experience in the construction industry and a passion for construction, developments, infrastructure, and excellence. Ole has extensive experience in all the phases of construction - from the design and tendering stage of the process, through to submission of claims.

Terms and Conditions

To claim the IOPSA Member discount, Employers are to sign declaration form with copy of PIRB Card reflecting employer name for candidate to be eligible. PIRB Registered Plumbers will receive discount, if registration has not lapsed more than 6 months, regardless of Status (IE: Licenced/ Qualified/ CPD Suspended). All other candidates are to pay full price and are not eligible for discounts/ cancellations once the course has commenced.

Each module contains a multiple choice online assessment, post the module. Candidates are to obtain a minimum of 75% to proceed with the course, with a capped re-write of three attempts, thereafter the Organiser is to be contacted for further re-assessment.

CPD – 25 CPD Points for entire course; allocation will only be done once the course and all assessments are completed.

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