If you are a local student you may be eligible.
To find a course that's available to international students, please visit the search page:
10 weeks full time
January, February, April, September
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.
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.
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.
Once you complete your Certificate II in Plumbing 22569VIC, you’ll be ready to enter the workforce in a plumbing apprenticeship.
Successful completion of this course provides opportunity to continue onto an apprenticeship and, following further study, attain your Certificate III in Plumbing CPC32420. 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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Assessment methods will be a combination of theory and practical tasks and may include computer based tasks.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|Write simple documents
|Carry out measurements and calculations
|Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
|Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
|Carry out interactive workplace communication
|Produce technical drawings
|Provide basic emergency life support
|Apply basic sheet metal practices
|Cut and penetrate building materials and structures
|Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
|Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry
|Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
|Prepare to work in the plumbing industry
|Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
|Use of basic electric welding equipment and techniques
|Use basic plumbing hand tools
|Use basic power tools
|Use plumbing pipes, fittings, and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations
Attend an Information Session
|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
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 1st of November. 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.
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment Plans 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.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.