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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

CPC32413

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 3 years

Campus:

Chadstone

The Certificate III in Plumbing 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, drainage, sanitary, gasfitting, roofing 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.


Course structure

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 hand skills.

Once you have completed the basic skills aspect, you will move onto more advanced tasks.

Training is provided in six plumbing streams that are relevant to the industry.

There are two mandatory streams and four elective streams.

Each stream has core units and elective units. Students must be able to demonstrate competency in all units selected in the two mandatory streams and a minimum of two elective streams.

The plumbing streams are:
Water supply (mandatory) - design and installation of hot and cold water supply, including domestic fire services and irrigation

Sanitary (mandatory) - sanitary fixtures (baths, basins, sinks, etc), cold water services, flushometers, discharge pipes and water closets

Drainage (elective) - measuring and levelling, unvented branch drains, above ground drains, trench shoring and property drains

Gas services  (elective) - combustion, flame adjustment, flueing, controls, fitting lines, appliances (such as space heaters and cookers), LP gas twin cylinder system, commissioning and hot water heaters

Roofing  (elective) - flashing of pipe penetrations, eaves gutters, metal roofs, flashings, and collection and storage of water

Mechanical services  (elective) - 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.

ASSESSMENT

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

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

CPCPCM2043A

Carry out WHS requirements

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

CPCPCM2046A

Use plumbing hand and power tools

CPCPCM2048A

Cut and join sheet metal

CPCPCM2045A

Handle and store plumbing materials

CPCPCM2052A

Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment

CPCPCM2049A

Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment

CPCPCM2053A

Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

CPCPCM2040A

Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities

CPCPCM2050A

Mark out materials

CPCPCM2041A

Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector

CPCPCM2039A

Carry out interactive workplace communication

CPCPCM3023A

Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping

CPCPCM2047A

Carry out levelling

CPCPCM2054A

Carry out simple concreting and rendering

RIICCM210A

Install Trench Support

CPCPCM3022A

Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method

CPCPCM3021A

Flash penetrations through roofs and walls

CPCPCM2055A

Work safely on roofs

CPCCCM2010B

Work Safely At Heights

HLTFA211A

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support

CPCCCM3001C

Operate Elevated Work Platforms

CPCCCM2008B

Erect And Dismantle Restricted Height Scaffolding

CPCPWT3028A

Install water services

CPCPWT3021A

Set out and install water services

CPCPWT3022A

Install and adjust water service controls and devices

CPCPWT3025A

Install water pump sets

CPCPWT3020A

Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply

CPCPWT3027A

Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply

CPCPIG2021A

Design domestic urban irrigaiton systems

CPCPIG3021A

Set out, install and commission irrigation systems

CPCPIG3022A

Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps

CPCPSN3022A

Install discharge pipes

CPCPSN3024A

Install and fit off sanitary fixtures

CPCPGS3057A

Size consumer gas piping systems

CPCPGS3056A

Install gas piping systems

CPCPGS3061A

Install and commission Type A gas appliances

CPCPDR2021A

Locate and clear blockages

CPCPDR3021A

Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system

CPCPDR3022A

Install below ground sanitary drainage systems

CPCPRF2022A

Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding

CPCPRF3022A

Fabricate and install roof drainage components

CPCPRF3026A

Install composite roof systems

CPCPWT3026A

Fit off and commission heated and cold water services

CPCPWT3023A

Install and commission water heating systems

CPCPWT3024A

Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment

CPCPRF3021A

Receive roofing materials

CPCPSN3025A

Install pre-treatment facilities

CPCPSN3026A

Install sewerage pumpsets

CPCPGS3054A

Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3049A

Install Type A gas appliance flues

CPCPGS3051A

Purge consumer piping

CPCPRF2023A

Collect and store roof water

CPCPRF2024A

Fabricate roof coverings for curved structures

CPCPDR2022A

Install domestic treatment plants

CPCPDR2023A

Maintain effluent disinfection systems

CPCPDR2024A

Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems

CPCPDR2025A

Drain work site

CPCPDR2026A

Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures

CPCPDR3023A

Install on-site disposal systems

CPCPFS3037A

Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems

CPCPGS3059A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres

CPCPGS3060A

Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL

CPCPGS3046A

Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces

CPCPGS3047A

Install LPG systems in marine craft

CPCPGS3048A

Install gas pressure control equipment

CPCPGS3050A

Install Type B gas appliance flues

CPCPGS3052A

Maintain Type A gas appliances

CPCPGS3053A

Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances

CPCPRF3023A

Fabricate and install external flashings

CPCPRF3024A

Install roof components

CPCPRF3025A

Install roof coverings to curved roof structures

CPCPSN3011B

Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system

CPCPSN3023A

Fabricate and install sanitary stacks

CPCPWT3029A

Install water pipe systems

CPCPFS3031A

Fabricate and install fir hydrant and hose reel systems


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.

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.

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing and a Certificate of Completion, issued by the Apprenticeship Administration Branch.

This qualification will enable students to apply for registration within their field.

PATHWAYS

Graduates may pursue further studies by undertaking a CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (Plumbing License Training), welding certificates and a range of plumbing fee-for-service courses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Domestic plumber (general and mechanical plumbing)
- Commercial plumber (general and mechanical plumbing)


How to apply

APPRENTICESHIP

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.

Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

PMS

03 9564 2760

building@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

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.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$6,750.00

Concession

$1,350.00

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.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Contact details

Plumbing Open Days

Plumbing is an essential trade for modern society and will only become more desired as the population of Melbourne grows. Holmesglen offers a one-stop-shop for all your plumbing training needs. From TAFE pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training through to Certificate IV Plumbing License levels and Post-Apprenticeship courses. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

- , Thu, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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