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Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Certificate II in

Free TAFE Code: 22304VIC
Our courses are being delivered online
TAFEs are recognised as essential services by the Victorian Government and are continuing to operate.

In response to the current coronavirus restrictions, Melbourne Polytechnic is transitioning its more than 240 courses to remote and flexible learning. This means students will not be required on campus at this stage unless notified by their teacher.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg, Epping

Duration

10 weeks full time

Duration

10 weeks full time

Next Intake

January, February, March, April, May, June, September

Next Intake

January, March, April, June, September

Build foundation skills in plumbing

Launch your career as a plumber at Melbourne Polytechnic, 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).

Train in real scenarios

Benefit from hands-on experience at our building and construction facilities that are the most technologically advanced training in Victoria. You’ll 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.

Commence your career with confidence

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

Pathways

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.

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"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

  • Classroom with online components
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Flexible

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
BSBWRT301 WRITE SIMPLE DOCUMENTS Core 30
CPCCCM1015A MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS Core 20
CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS Core 36
CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 20
CPCCWHS1001 PREPARE TO WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY Core 6
CPCPCM2039A CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION Core 10
CUVACD303A PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS Core 50
HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT Core 12
VU21789 APPLY BASIC SHEET METAL PRACTICES Core 50
VU21790 CUT AND PENETRATE BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES Core 30
VU21791 FABRICATE SIMPLE PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS Core 30
VU21792 CAREER PATHWAYS IN PLUMBING Core 30
VU21793 PERFORM BASIC OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING Core 20
VU21794 PREPARE TO WORK IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY Core 20
VU21795 USE AND APPLY BASIC LEVELLING EQUIPMENT FOR PLUMBING Core 8
VU21796 USE BASIC ELECTRIC WELDING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES Core 20
VU21797 USE BASIC PLUMBING HAND TOOLS Core 50
VU21798 USE BASIC POWER TOOLS Core 20
VU21799 USE PLUMBING PIPES, FITTINGS AND FIXTURES TO SIMULATE PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS Core 30

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
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $330 $1650 $7750
Materials fee $315 $315 $315 $315
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $565 $820 $2215 $8315
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.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

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 for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 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

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% 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

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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)
  • Additional Plumbing resource may be required to be purchased this will be advised at the commencement of the course.
Note If you do not already have a White Card an additional $35 fee will apply at the time of enrolment

Attend an Info Session 

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. 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 enrollment/payment.

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.

Application procedure

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