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Applicants must be apprenticed.
Ongoing, February, July
Progress your career in plumbing with a Certificate III in Plumbing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Complete this course while doing your apprenticeship and join the path to becoming a qualified plumber. You can secure a future-safe career by joining one of Australia’s biggest industries, generating approximately $14.7 billion a year in revenue and 29,000 new job openings over five years.
You’ll master in-demand skills in practical learning environments and gain knowledge in a variety of specialist areas. This includes installing and maintaining pipework as well as drainage, roofing, fire hydrants and irrigation systems. You’ll train on-the-job with your employer and participate in full-sized projects in our modern training facilities under the guidance of experienced teachers. Melbourne Polytechnic plumbing students have a reputation for excellence, receiving industry recognition at the Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards and Master Plumbers Awards.
This certificate opens doors to a range of opportunities. You can choose to work as a sole trader or become an employee in a plumbing or construction business. You might work as a general plumber or choose to specialise in a certain area like water heaters or stormwater systems. This qualification can also work as a pathway to further training or higher education. You can take the path that best suits your lifestyle and career goals.
Please note Melbourne Polytechnic does not deliver the mechanical services stream.
"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 duration may vary depending on the student completing all competencies as required. The course is delivered in a block release format.
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
On completion, the student will be tested on the practical area of the course by an external examination. On completion of the selected alternative streams, the student will be tested on the theoretical component of the streams by external examination.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|CPCCCM2010B||WORK SAFELY AT HEIGHTS||Elective||8|
|CPCCCM3001C||OPERATE ELEVATED WORK PLATFORMS||Elective||32|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry||Elective||20|
|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|
|CPCPCM2048A||CUT AND JOIN SHEET METAL||Core||8|
|CPCPCM2049A||CUT USING OXY-LPG-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT||Elective||8|
|CPCPCM2050A||MARK OUT MATERIALS||Core||20|
|CPCPCM2052A||WELD USING OXY-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT||Core||16|
|CPCPCM2053A||WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT||Core||16|
|CPCPCM2054A||CARRY OUT SIMPLE CONCRETING AND RENDERING||Core||16|
|CPCPCM2055A||WORK SAFELY ON ROOFS||Core||20|
|CPCPCM3021A||FLASH PENETRATIONS THROUGH ROOFS AND WALLS||Core||18|
|CPCPCM3022A||WELD POLYETHYLENE AND POLYPROPYLENE PIPES USING FUSION METHOD||Core||8|
|CPCPCM3023A||FABRICATE AND INSTALL NON-FERROUS PRESSURE PIPING||Core||12|
|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|
|CPCPFS3031A||FABRICATE AND INSTALL FIRE HYDRANT AND HOSE REEL SYSTEMS||Core||40|
|CPCPFS3037A||INSTALL DOMESTIC AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE SAFETY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS||Elective||60|
|CPCPGS3046A||INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN CARAVANS, MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE WORKPLACES||Core||12|
|CPCPGS3047A||INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN MARINE CRAFT||Core||12|
|CPCPGS3048A||INSTALL GAS PRESSURE CONTROL EQUIPMENT||Core||8|
|CPCPGS3049A||INSTALL TYPE A GAS APPLIANCE FLUES||Core||12|
|CPCPGS3050A||INSTALL TYPE B GAS APPLIANCE FLUES||Elective||4|
|CPCPGS3051A||PURGE CONSUMER PIPING||Core||8|
|CPCPGS3052A||MAINTAIN TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES||Elective||12|
|CPCPGS3053A||DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT TYPE A GAS APPLICANCES||Core||16|
|CPCPGS3054A||CALCULATE AND INSTALL NATURAL VENTILATION FOR TYPE A GAS APPLICANCES||Core||8|
|CPCPGS3056A||INSTALL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS||Core||24|
|CPCPGS3057A||SIZE CONSUMER GAS PIPING SYSTEMS||Core||8|
|CPCPGS3059A||INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPACITY UP TO 500 LITRES||Core||22|
|CPCPGS3060A||INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPCITY EXCEEDING 500 LITRES AND LESS THAN 8KL||Elective||4|
|CPCPGS3061A||INSTALL AND COMMISSION TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES||Core||30|
|CPCPIG2021A||DESIGN DOMESTIC URBAN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Elective||5|
|CPCPIG3021A||SET OUT, INSTALL AND COMMISSION IRRIGATION SYSTEMS||Elective||4|
|CPCPIG3022A||INSTALL AND COMMISSION DOMESTIC IRRIGATION PUMPS||Elective||4|
|CPCPRF2022A||SELECT AND INSTALL ROOF SHEETING AND WALL CLADDING||Core||16|
|CPCPRF2023A||COLLECT AND STORE ROOF WATER||Core||10|
|CPCPRF2024A||FABRICATE ROOF COVERINGS TO CURVED STRUCTURES||Core||8|
|CPCPRF3021A||RECEIVE ROOFING MATERIALS||Core||4|
|CPCPRF3022A||FABRICATE AND INSTALL ROOF DRAINAGE COMPONENTS||Core||48|
|CPCPRF3023A||FABRICATE AND INSTALL EXTERNAL FLASHINGS||Core||16|
|CPCPRF3024A||INSTALL ROOF COMPONENTS||Core||10|
|CPCPRF3025A||INSTALL ROOF COVERING TO CURVED ROOF STRUCTURE||Elective||12|
|CPCPRF3026A||INSTALL COMPOSITE ROOF SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|CPCPSN3011B||PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENIAL SANITARY PLUMBING SYSTEM||Core||8|
|CPCPSN3022A||INSTALL DISCHARGE PIPES||Core||28|
|CPCPSN3023A||FABRICATE AND INSTALL SANITARY STACKS||Core||28|
|CPCPSN3024A||INSTALL AND FIT OFF SANITARY FIXTURES||Core||20|
|CPCPSN3025A||INSTALL PRE TREATMENT FACILITIES||Elective||8|
|CPCPSN3026A||INSTALL SEWERAGE PUMP SETS||Elective||8|
|CPCPWT3020A||CONNECT AND INSTALL STORAGE TANKS TO A DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY||Core||12|
|CPCPWT3021A||SET OUT AND INSTALL WATER SERVICES||Core||36|
|CPCPWT3022A||INSTALL AND ADJUST WATER SERVICE CONTROLS AND DEVICES||Core||12|
|CPCPWT3023A||INSTALL AND COMMISSION WATER HEATING SYSTEMS||Core||25|
|CPCPWT3024A||INSTALL AND MAINTAIN DOMESTIC WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT||Elective||10|
|CPCPWT3025A||INSTALL WATER PUMP SETS||Core||8|
|CPCPWT3026A||FIT OFF AND COMMISSION HEATED AND COLD WATER SERVICES||Core||16|
|CPCPWT3027A||CONNECT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FROM DRINKING WATER SUPPLY||Core||6|
|CPCPWT3028A||INSTALL WATER SERVICE||Elective||10|
|CPCPWT3029A||INSTALL WATER PIPE SYSTEMS||Elective||12|
|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||$1160||$ 5800||$25400|
|Materials fee||$653||$ 653||$653|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$1988||$ 6703||$26303|
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.
Attend an Info Session
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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