From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
The Certificate II in Plumbing (pre-apprenticeship) provides the best tools and practical experience to launch your career in plumbing. Develop the right skills in a hands-on learning environment to prepare you for a plumbing apprenticeship.
Practical skills for your apprenticeship
Our Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) provides you with plumbing skills and knowledge that you need to start a career in plumbing.
You will learn essential skills in plumbing spanning all facets of the industry, such as:
- using hand and power tools
- reading and interpreting plans and specifications
- cutting and penetrating building materials and structures
- identifying and using plumbing material and equipment
- working safely in the construction industry
- first aid
Industry connections and resources
Work on full-sized projects at our Heidelberg and/or Epping campus in some of Victoria’s most technologically advanced building and construction facilities. These include computer labs for theory classes and workshop space and materials to help you learn practical skills, which combine to create a dynamic learning environment.
All our plumbing teaching staff are industry-qualified and experienced practitioners able to impart expertise to ensure you receive the intensive training that will make you an asset to any employer. Our high standards and quality delivery methods ensures a student centred learning model to maximise your learning. The course attracts a broad range of participants, including school leavers and mature aged workers wanting to reskill.
Satisfactory completion of this course will give you a competitive edge and fine-tuning of skills.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
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.
21st Jan, 8th April, 1st July, 16th Sept
8th April, 29th July
Modes of Delivery
Classroom with online components, Practical demonstrations, Flexible
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment methods will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and may include computer based tasks.
MaterialsYou will need to supply
- writing materials, including notebooks and pens
- personal protective clothing, including work boots and work pants/overalls
- basic plumbing hand tools (supplied as part of your material fees)
- drawing equipment, including set squares, rulers and compass (included in material fees)
- Additional Plumbing resource may be required to be purchased this will be advised at the commencement of the course.
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entrance requirements. We recommend that you have completed at least Year 10. Due to high demand selection includes a test in basic English and numeracy and demonstrated motivation to undertake and complete the course.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course provides opportunity to continue onto an apprenticeship and, following further study, attain your Certificate III in Plumbing. As the course contains a number of units from nationally endorsed Training Packages, credit transfer is available in relation to any qualifications or courses that include these units.
Career PathwaysThis course is a key step to assist in securing an apprenticeship with an employer in the plumbing industry, providing you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this industry. Following further study you will be eligible to become licensed and operate your own plumbing business.
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.
|BSBWRT301||WRITE SIMPLE DOCUMENTS||30|
|CPCCCM1015A||CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS||20|
|CPCCCM2001A||READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS||36|
|CPCCOHS2001A||APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||20|
|CPCCWHS1001||PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY||6|
|CPCPCM2039A||CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||10|
|CUVACD303A||PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS||50|
|HLTAID002||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||12|
|VU21789||APPLY BASIC SHEET METAL PRACTICES||50|
|VU21790||CUT AND PENETRATE BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES||30|
|VU21791||FABRICATE SIMPLE PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS||30|
|VU21792||IDENTIFY CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY||30|
|VU21793||PERFORM BASIC OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTING||20|
|VU21794||PREPARE TO WORK IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY||20|
|VU21795||USE AND APPLY BASIC LEVELLING EQUIPMENT FOR PLUMBING||8|
|VU21796||USE BASIC ELECTRIC WELDING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES||20|
|VU21797||USE BASIC PLUMBING HAND TOOLS||50|
|VU21798||USE BASIC POWER TOOLS||20|
|VU21799||USE PLUMBING PIPES, FITTINGS AND FIXTURES TO SIMULATE PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.