About the course

About the course

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship within the plumbing industry. You will be introduced to the basic skills and knowledge that underpin the CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing.

You will learn some of the following skills and knowledge topics: the calculations to carry out your work, produce technical drawings, select and use the correct plumbing tools, equipment and materials, plumbing supplies, principles of sustainability in the plumbing industry, employment opportunities in the plumbing industry, maintain safe working conditions and complete basic first aid and completion of your white card for the construction industry.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


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

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Career Outcomes


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.

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Entry Requirements


You will need:

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

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.

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Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies as an apprentice completing a CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

Fees & Finance Options


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

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Fee
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $1,304.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $261.00
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 VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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.
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Course Structure


You will be required to complete 19 units

    Year 1


  • CPCCOHS2001A APPLY OHS REQUIREMENTS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    20.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out OHS requirements through safe work practices at any on or off-site construction workplace. It requires the performance of work in a safe manner through awareness of risks and work requirements, and the planning and performance of safe work practices with concern for personal safety and the safety of others.

  • CPCCOHS1001A WORK SAFELY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
    6.0 hours

  • VU21789 APPLY BASIC SHEET METAL PRACTICES
    50.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to cut, join and bend sheet metal products for a range of simple plumbing jobs in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • CUVACD303A PRODUCE TECHNICAL DRAWINGS
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply a range of techniques to produce technical drawings that meet required standards and conventions.

  • VU21793 PERFORM BASIC OXY-ACETYLENE WELDING AND CUTTING
    20.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to use oxy-acetylene equipment to make welds and cuts, and to rectify any defects and distortions as part of a variety of plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • VU21797 USE BASIC PLUMBING HAND TOOLS
    50.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to use basic hand tools for a range of simple plumbing tasks.

  • VU21798 USE BASIC POWER TOOLS
    20.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to identify, select, use and store basic power tools associated with simple plumbing tasks.

  • VU21795 USE AND APPLY BASIC LEVELLING EQUIPMENT FOR PLUMBING
    8.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to select, set up and use suitable basic levelling equipment; and take, record and mark levels and heights, including with gradients, for a range of simple plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • CPCPCM2039A CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
    10.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to communicate effectively through oral, visual and written means of communication in order to facilitate work practices that are safe, meet specifications and provide quality outcomes.

  • CPCCCM1015A CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS AND CALCULATIONS
    20.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to carry out measurements and perform simple calculations to determine task and material requirements for a job in a construction work environment.


  • Year 2


  • HLTAID002 PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
    12.0 hours

  • CPCCCM2001A READ AND INTERPRET PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS
    36.0 hours

    This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to read and interpret plans and specifications relevant to construction operations. It includes the identification of types of plans and drawings and their functions, the recognition of commonly used symbols and abbreviations, the identification of key features and specifications on a site plan, the comprehension of written job specifications and the recognition of document status and amendment detail.

  • VU21796 USE BASIC ELECTRIC WELDING EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES
    20.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to use a range of electric welding tools and techniques as part of a variety of plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • VU21790 CUT AND PENETRATE BUILDING MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES
    30.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required identify the properties of building materials and structures to facilitate cutting and penetration for a range of simple plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • VU21792 IDENTIFY CAREER PATHWAYS IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY
    30.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to distinguish and determine opportunities and pathways of employment in the plumbing industry.

  • VU21794 PREPARE TO WORK IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY
    20.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to develop a general awareness and knowledge of the plumbing industry and the ability to work as part of a team.

  • VU21791 FABRICATE SIMPLE PLUMBING PIPE SYSTEMS
    30.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required distinguish, select and fabricate drainage, water and gas tubing and pipes for a range of simple plumbing jobs and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.

  • BSBWRT301 WRITE SIMPLE DOCUMENTS
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document. It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise some discretion and judgement to produce a range of workplace documentation.

  • VU21799 USE PLUMBING PIPES, FITTINGS AND FIXTURES TO SIMULATE PLUMBING INSTALLATIONS
    30.0 hours

    This unit specifies the competency required to identify plumbing pipes, plumbing fittings and plumbing fixtures, including fastening, as part of a variety of simulated plumbing jobs (that is, jobs that will not actually have water or gas connected) and in accordance with job, organisational and legal requirements.


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