The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is designed to provide 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:
- CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing
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Studying the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) at Holmesglen
The course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on practical training.
Students will be provided with the following skills and knowledge in plumbing, including:
- technical drawing and plan development
- plumbing fixtures and fittings,
- introduction to welding.
Students will learn the basic language used in relation to materials used, tools and types of work.
Evening classes - 4 days a week for 4 months.
Day classes - 3 days a week for 3 months.
To receive this qualification, students need to complete all of the 19 core units. There are no elective units.
||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
||Provide basic emergency life support
||Carry out interactive workplace communication
||Use basic plumbing hand tools
||Use basic power tools
||Carry out measurements and calculations
||Apply basic sheet metal practices
||Read and interpret plans and specifications
||Produce technical drawings
||Write simple documents
||Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
||Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques
||Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry
||Prepare to work in the plumbing industry
||Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
||Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
||Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations
||Cut and penetrate building materials and structures
| Code || Name |
|CPCCWHS2001||Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|HLTAID002||Provide basic emergency life support|
|CPCPCM2039A||Carry out interactive workplace communication|
|VU23054||Use basic plumbing hand tools|
|VU23055||Use basic power tools|
|CPCCCM1015||Carry out measurements and calculations|
|VU23046||Apply basic sheet metal practices|
|CPCCCM2001||Read and interpret plans and specifications|
|CUAACD303||Produce technical drawings|
|BSBWRT311||Write simple documents|
|VU23050||Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting|
|VU23053||Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques|
|VU23049||Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry|
|VU23051||Prepare to work in the plumbing industry|
|VU23052||Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing|
|VU23048||Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems|
|VU23056||Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations|
|VU23047||Cut and penetrate building materials and structures|
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.
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.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of 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, students will attain the 22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
How to apply
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Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables 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 may apply to your 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