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 

  • the calculations to carry out your work
  • how to produce technical drawings
  • how to select and use the correct plumbing tools
  • equipment and materials
  • plumbing supplies
  • principles of sustainability in the plumbing industry
  • maintain safe working conditions
  • basic first aid

You'll also complete your white card for the construction industry.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

Box Hill campus (Elgar Road)

  • 24 January 2022
  • 4 April 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 3 October 2022

Lilydale campus

  • 24 January 2022
  • 4 April 2022
  • 11 July 2022
  • 3 October 2022

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


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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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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Free-TAFE or Job TrainerGovernment Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$0$295$1,476$7,749
Service Fee$166$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83$83
Material Fee$435$435$435$435
Retain Course Items$150$150$150$150
Total Course Estimate$834$1,129$2,310$8,583
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$834$1,129$2,310$8,583

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2022 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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