Courses

Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

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.

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Practical skills for your apprenticeship

Our Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) provides you with plumbing skills and knowledge that you need to commence a career in plumbing.

You will learn essential skills in plumbing spanning all facets of the industry, such as:

  • welding
  • using hand and power tools
  • levelling
  • 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.

The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is recognised by the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and the Master Plumbers Association.

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.

Contact

For additional information on the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

22304VIC

Campuses

EPPING, HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 10 weeks
(add study)

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and 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, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1450
Ineligible:$3750
Concession:$290
Materials:$336

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and may include computer based tasks.

Materials

You will need to supply
  • writing materials, including notebooks and pens
  • personal protective clothing, including work boots and work pants/overalls
We will supply
  • basic plumbing hand tools (supplied as part of your material fees)
  • drawing equipment, including set squares, rulers and compass (included in material fees)
  • Pearson Basic Plumbing Services Skills resource (included in material fees)

Entrance Requirements

  • no formal entrance requirements for this course, though we recommend that you have completed at least Year 10
  • due to high demand for this course, selection may include an interview, a test in basic English and numeracy and demonstrated motivation to undertake and complete the course

Pathways to further study

Successful 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 Pathways

This 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • January
  • February
  • April
  • July
  • September
  • 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
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents 30
CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS 36
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 20
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.