This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III) within the plumbing industry. You will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge that underpin the Certificate III in Plumbing.

You will learn how to locate, interpret and apply relevant information, use numeracy and calculations to carry out your work, produce technical drawings and follow instructions in a designed sequence. You will find out how to select and use the correct plumbing tools, equipment and materials along with the appropriate manual handling procedures. You will learn about the principles of sustainability and methods and strategies to identify employment opportunities in the plumbing industry.

As part of your studies you will discover how to work and communicate effectively with others and maintain safe working conditions along with how to provide basic emergency life support should the need arise.

National Code 22304VIC
Study Areas Plumbing
Study Level Pre-apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

Full time: 10 weeks (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)

Course Type Pre-apprenticeship
Campuses Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $435.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

The are 4 courses running for 10 weeks that begin in. 

January, April, July and October.


Full time - 10 weeks, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Box Hill, Lilydale

You will need:

  • a basic level of numeracy and literacy (Year 10)
  • an understanding of conversational English.


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

On successful completion of this course, you may choose to seek employment as a plumbing apprentice & apply for entry into the Certificate III in Plumbing.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2

After completion of this course, you will have the knowledge to undertake an apprenticeship in plumbing and may progress into the Certificate III in Plumbing.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 12:53pm