Not available for international students.
Various dates throughout the year
The Certificate III in Plumbing (Mechanical) provides comprehensive training for all plumbing and gasfitting apprentices, and covers the practical and theoretical aspects of the industry.
You will gain skills in areas such as welding, water supply, sanitary, gasfitting, and mechanical services.
This course is delivered in Holmesglen's specially designed plumbing and mechanical services facilities, where an emphasis is placed on providing hands-on learning.
You will be taught by professional teachers who have all completed formal apprenticeships and have extensive experience in the plumbing industry.
At the commencement of the course, you will be trained in the basic skills associated with the plumbing industry, with a focus on developing your hands-on skills.
Once you have completed the basic skills aspect, you will move onto more advanced tasks.
Training is provided in four plumbing areas that are relevant to the industry.
Students must be able to demonstrate competency in all units.
The areas studied within the mechanical stream for the Certificate III in Plumbing are:
Water supply - design and installation of hot and cold water supply, including domestic fire services and irrigation
Sanitary - sanitary fixtures (baths, basins, sinks, etc), cold water services, flushometers, discharge pipes and water closets
Gas services - combustion, flame adjustment, flueing, controls, fitting lines, appliances (such as space heaters and cookers), LP gas twin cylinder system, commissioning and hot water heaters
Mechanical services - mechanical services equipment, heating water systems, plan reading, installing copper and steel pipe heating water systems, central heating, low pressure hot water heater and welding, and split systems.
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.
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Carry out interactive workplace communication
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
Carry out WHS requirements
Handle and store plumbing materials
Use plumbing hand and power tools
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
Carry out simple concreting and rendering
Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
Set out and install water services
Install and adjust water service controls and devices
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace
Operate Elevated Work Platforms
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
Locate and clear blockages
Install Type A gas appliance flues
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
Install gas piping systems
Size consumer gas piping systems
Install and commission Type A gas appliances
Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps
Assemble mechanical services components
Fabricate and install steel pressure piping
Install small bore heating systems
Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
Install and commission water heating systems
Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
Erect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding
Design domestic urban irrigaiton systems
Set out, install and commission irrigation systems
Install medical gas pipeline systems
Install and test ducting system
Install air handling units
Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems
Install pre-treatment facilities
Install sewerage pumpsets
Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment
Fabricate and install fir hydrant and hose reel systems
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
Install LPG systems in marine craft
Install gas pressure control equipment
Maintain Type A gas appliances
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
Install water pipe systems
Prepare And Connect Refrigerant Tubing And Fittings
Position, Assemble & Startup Single Head Split Air Conditioning & Water Heating Heat Pump Systems
Recover, Pressure Test, Evacuate, Charge And Leak Test Refrigerants - Split Systems
Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems
Install Type B gas appliance flues
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL
Select and fit insulation and sheathing
Install and test split system air conditioning
Install air conditioning control equipment
Maintain mechanical services equipment
Training agreement with a registered employer from the plumbing industry. Preference may be given to students who have successfully completed a pre-apprenticeship program in a related field.
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 you will receive the CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.
Graduates may pursue further studies by undertaking a CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Plumbing Licence Training), welding certificates and a range of plumbing fee-for-service courses.
- Commercial plumber (general and mechanical plumbing)
- Mechanical plumber - (domestic and commercial)
How to apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.
A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.
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If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:
03 9564 2760
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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Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
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