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1.5 years full time / available part time
1.5 years full time / available part time
Set yourself on the path to a drainer’s licence with this specialised plumbing course. Plumbers are in demand, with job openings expected to increase by 30% in the next five years. Be open to more opportunities in this busy industry when you’re qualified to maintain stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we prioritise practical, hands-on training to ensure you graduate confident of your new skills. You can study a Certificate II in Drainage as an additional qualification while doing your plumbing apprenticeship, or as extra on-the-job training.
Improve your skills by training in real or closely simulated workplace environments. Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic means you’ll work on full-sized projects in our technologically-advanced building and construction training facilities. Whether you’re in the computer labs for theory classes, or in our workshop spaces, you’ll be under the guidance of industry-experienced staff in a dynamic learning environment.
Once you’ve completed the Certification II in Drainage, you’ll have specialised and fine-tuned skills that can give you a competitive edge. You may find work as a residential or commercial drainer or pipe layer. This qualification is the first step on the path to becoming registered with the Victorian Building Authority as a drainer.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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Assessment methods will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and can involve computer based testing
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCPCM2039A||CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION||Core||10|
|CPCPCM2040A||READ PLANS AND CALCULATE PLUMBING QUANTITIES||Core||8|
|CPCPCM2041A||WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE PLUMBING AND SERVICES SECTOR||Core||15|
|CPCPCM2043A||CARRY OUT WHS REQUIREMENTS||Core||50|
|CPCPCM2045A||HANDLE AND STORE PLUMBING MATERIALS||Core||6|
|CPCPCM2046A||USE PLUMBING AND HAND POWER TOOLS||Core||40|
|CPCPCM2047A||CARRY OUT LEVELLING||Core||6|
|CPCPCM2049A||CUT USING OXY-LPG-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT||Elective||8|
|CPCPCM2050A||MARK OUT MATERIALS||Elective||20|
|CPCPCM2054A||CARRY OUT SIMPLE CONCRETING AND RENDERING||Core||16|
|CPCPDR2021A||LOCATE AND CLEAR BLOCKAGES||Core||8|
|CPCPDR2022A||INSTALL DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANTS||Core||20|
|CPCPDR2023A||MAINTAIN EFFLUENT DISINFECTION SYSTEMS||Elective||4|
|CPCPDR2024A||INSTALL STORMWATER AND SUBSOIL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||Core||15|
|CPCPDR2025A||DRAIN WORK SITE||Core||5|
|CPCPDR2026A||INSTALL PREFABRICATED INSPECTION OPENINGS AND ENCLOSURES||Core||4|
|CPCPDR3021A||PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEM||Core||8|
|CPCPDR3022A||INSTALL BELOW GROUND SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS||Core||30|
|CPCPDR3023A||INSTALL ONSITE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS||Core||8|
|CPCPSN3025A||INSTALL PRE TREATMENT FACILITIES||Elective||8|
|HLTFA211A||PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT||Core||8|
|RIICCM210A||INSTALL TRENCH SUPPORT||Core||16|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
We're here to make sure that your transition to student life at Melbourne Polytechnic is fun and as easy as possibleServices & support
Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$530||$ 2650||$5500|
|Materials fee||$120||$ 120||$120|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$825||$ 3020||$5870|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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