Courses

Certificate II in Drainage

The Certificate II in Drainage ensures you learn the latest drainage skills to be an asset to your employer and to complete one component required to become registered with the Victorian Building Authority as a drainer.

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Practical skills for you and your employer

This training program is appropriate for you if you’re already working the plumbing industry as a Drainer. Pick up an additional qualification as you work your way through your apprenticeship or as on-the-job additional training.

A recognised qualification

Satisfactory completion of this course will give you a competitive edge and fine-tune your skill set.

The Certificate II in Drainage is also recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and the Master Plumbers Association.

Industry connections and resources

The plumbing industry strongly recommends that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment.

Improve you skills at work, and then advance your knowledge in our course, taught by industry-experienced, highly professional teaching staff.

You will have the opportunity to work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg campus in some of Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction training facilities. These include computer labs for any theory classes and workshop space and materials to help you learn practical skills, which combine to create a dynamic learning environment.

Employment Outcomes

You will be qualified to work as a residential or commercial drainer or pipe layer.

Assessment

Assessment consists of theoretical and practical tasks including computer testing.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Contact

For additional information on the Certificate II in Drainage, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Careers Advisor (ECA) on 03 9269 8400, or by email. You can also email the plumbing department, here.

Local Students

Code

CPC20712

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1.5 years
course duration may vary depending on completion of all competencies, as required

Part-time: available


Class Schedule: *

Wed - PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Practical demonstrations, Online components, Flexible, Combination

Fees

Eligible:$2150
Ineligible:$3750
Concession:$430
Materials:$103

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and can involve computer based testing

Materials

We supply all materials to complete tasks and projects and all specialised equipment.
You will need to supply hand tools, personal protective clothing and equipment, Pearsons Basic Plumbing Services skills resource, drawing equipment and relevant Australian standards

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements but you should be employed by a licensed plumber/drainer and should have contacted the Victorian Building Authority (VBA)regarding registration in drainage

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course provides opportunity to continue onto the Certificate III in Plumbing, as an apprentice plumber

Career Pathways

Once you have graduated from the Certificate II in Drainage, you can seek registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) as a qualified Drainer.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
CPCPCM2039A CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 10
CPCPCM2040A READ PLANS AND CALCULATE PLUMBING QUANTITIES 8
CPCPCM2041A WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE PLUMBING AND SERVICES SECTOR 15
CPCPCM2043A CARRY OUT WHS REQUIREMENTS 50
CPCPCM2045A HANDLE AND STORE PLUMBING MATERIALS 6
CPCPCM2046A USE PLUMBING AND HAND POWER TOOLS 40
CPCPCM2047A CARRY OUT LEVELLING 6
CPCPCM2054A CARRY OUT SIMPLE CONCRETING AND RENDERING 16
CPCPDR2021A LOCATE AND CLEAR BLOCKAGES 8
CPCPDR2022A INSTALL DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANTS 20
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems 15
CPCPDR2025A DRAIN WORK SITE 5
CPCPDR2026A INSTALL PREFABRICATED INSPECTION OPENINGS AND ENCLOSURES 4
CPCPDR3021A PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEM 8
CPCPDR3022A INSTALL BELOW GROUND SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS 30
CPCPDR3023A INSTALL ONSITE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 8
HLTFA211A PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 8
RIICCM210A INSTALL TRENCH SUPPORT 16

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.