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.

Course Details

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Qualification Issued on Completion


22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship)

Course Length and Classes


Part time: 2 years

VETDSS courses follow the same term structure as Secondary Schools

Wednesday 8:00am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Friday 8.00am to 12.30 pm (Year 1 and Year 2 Box Hill campus only)

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Entry Requirements


This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12. You must have the approval of your school to enrol in the course.

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.

Pathways


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

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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 CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.

Contribution to VCE, VCAL & ATAR


On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible for block credit, The following guidelines apply:

  • Attainment of Units of competency/modules at AQF level III or above provides credit at Units 3 and 4 level.
  • 90 nominal hours of training is required for each VCE Unit.
  • The award of credit will take into account issues of duplication with other VCE studies or VCE VET programs and other VET undertaken by the student.
  • Where available, a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be awarded on satisfactory completion of 180 nominal hours at AQF level III, according to the guidelines above.

VTAC may award VCE students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence through block credit recognition a fifth or sixth study increment (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four) towards their ATAR. This is subject to VTAC rules regarding the calculation of the ATAR.

Structured Workplace Learning


The VCAA strongly recommends 80 hours of structured workplace learning placement over the duration of the program.

Fees


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements


Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required. Details will be supplied upon enrolment.

Course Structure


    Year 1


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Year 2


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
    12.0 hours

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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