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Drainage

Certificate II in

Code: CPC20712

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

1.5 years full time / available part time

Duration

1.5 years full time / available part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, July

Next Intake

July

Expand your expertise

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.

Practice real work in dynamic spaces

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.

A brighter future with a diversified skill set

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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

Pathways

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

Akolda Bil

"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."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Online components
  • Flexible
  • Combination

Class Schedule

Wed - PM

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
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
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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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

Next Steps

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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