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 Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32413).

You will learn 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.

Student undertaking this course will be enrolled at Box Hill Institute. Upon completion, you will receive certification from Box Hill Institute.


Course Details


Qualification Issued on Completion

22569VIC 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–12:30pm or 1:30pm–6:00pm
Friday 8:00am–12:30pm (Box Hill campus only)

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Entry Requirements & Applications

This course can only be completed as part of your secondary school studies in years 10, 11 and 12.


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

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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 (CPC32413).

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 (SWL) placement over the duration of the program.


Please contact your secondary school regarding fees for this program

Uniform Requirements

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required. Students will be advised of the details of PPE requirements in a welcome letter.

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