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Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Free TAFE Jobtrainer Code: 22569VIC

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Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Duration

10 weeks full time

Next Intake

January, April

Next Intake

January, April

Build foundation skills with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC

Launch your career as a plumber with Melbourne Polytechnic's plumbing pre-apprenticeship course, where you’ll develop in-demand skills in a practical learning environment. Learn essential plumbing skills that cover every facet of the industry from welding to interpreting plans. Plumbing is in the top five priority occupation skills in the construction industry. Help meet the demands of Australia's growing population and prepare for an apprenticeship in a future-safe industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) 22569VIC.

Train in real plumbing scenarios

Benefit from hands-on experience at our building and construction facilities that are the most technologically advanced training in Victoria. Prepare for your plumbing apprenticeship as you receive intensive training that replicates the kind of tasks you’ll do as a plumber under the instruction of experienced, industry-qualified practitioners. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we believe in finding the right balance between theoretical and practical work to ensure we deliver a student-centred learning experience as you complete your Certificate II in Plumbing 22569VIC.

Commence your plumbing apprenticeship with confidence

Whether you’re a school leaver, recent high school graduate or a mature aged worker looking to re-skill, our plumbing course can help maximise your skills and confidence in the plumbing trade. Once you complete your Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce in a plumbing apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Once you complete your Certificate II in Plumbing 22569VIC, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce in a plumbing apprenticeship.
  • Plumbing Apprentice

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Classroom with online components
  • Practical demonstrations

Assessment Methods

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

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
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents Core 30
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core 20
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core 36
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry Core 6
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication Core 10
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings Core 50
HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT Core 12
VU23046 Apply basic sheet metal practices Core 50
VU23047 Cut and penetrate building materials and structures Core 30
VU23048 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems Core 30
VU23049 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry Core 30
VU23050 Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting Core 20
VU23051 Prepare to work in the plumbing industry Core 20
VU23052 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing Core 8
VU23053 Use of basic electric welding equipment and techniques Core 20
VU23054 Use basic plumbing hand tools Core 50
VU23055 Use basic power tools Core 20
VU23056 Use plumbing pipes, fittings, and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations Core 30

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $370 $1850 $8450
Materials fee $315 $315 $315 $315 $315
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $565 $565 $860 $2415 $9015
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The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 1300 635 276.

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

A laptop will be required for this course as you will be researching Plumbing information and websites within the classroom and at home. You will also need access to the internet at home.

Requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements. Credit Transfer for the unit CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work in the construction industry is available. Credit Transfer will only be granted if the original certificate is produced or a certified copy at the time of enrolment.

A laptop will be required for this course as you will be researching Plumbing information and websites within the classroom and at home. You will also need access to the internet at home.

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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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