The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) provides entry-level training for those students who want to pursue employment and career opportunities within the plumbing industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- apprentice plumber
- trades assistant in the building industry
Pathways to further study:
- • CPC32420 Certificate III in Plumbing
Studying the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) at Holmesglen
This course has been developed around a hands-on and applied learning approach with a focus on building plumbing skills and knowledge from the beginning. You will be mentored under supervision in face-to-face classes as you progress through the course.
Initially you will learn to work safely in the plumbing and construction industry and achieve your White Card, which is required to work on construction sites.
Through the guidance and support of your teachers you will then learn to use plumbing hand tools and basic power tools in our workshop. From here you will apply skills to cut and penetrate building materials, and do basic electric welding. These skills will prepare you for the complex tasks of fabricating simple plumbing pipe systems and using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures in plumbing installations.
The delivery format for this course includes face-to-face classes with theory and practical lessons. You will develop your critical thinking skills to resolve problems experienced in the plumbing industry.
||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Use basic plumbing hand tools
||Use basic power tools
||Apply basic sheet metal practices
||Cut and penetrate building materials and structures
||Provide basic emergency life support
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques
||Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Carry out interactive workplace communication
||Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
||Prepare to work in the plumbing industry
||Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
||Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry
||Write simple documents
||Produce technical drawings
||Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations
| Code || Name |
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|VU23054||Use basic plumbing hand tools|
|VU23055||Use basic power tools|
|VU23046||Apply basic sheet metal practices|
|VU23047||Cut and penetrate building materials and structures|
|HLTAID010||Provide basic emergency life support|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|VU23053||Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques|
|VU23050||Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting|
|CPCCCM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|CPCCCM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CPCPCM2039A||Carry out interactive workplace communication|
|VU23048||Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems|
|VU23051||Prepare to work in the plumbing industry|
|VU23052||Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing|
|VU23049||Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry|
|BSBWRT311||Write simple documents|
|CUAACD303||Produce technical drawings|
|VU23056||Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Students must be at least 16 years of age when enrolling in the program.
It is recommended that applicants have completed Year 11 or equivalent and have a minimum of Year 10 English and Mathematics.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the 22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) qualification..
How to apply
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession