Are you interested in working as a plumber? Our plumbing apprenticeship course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to become a registered plumber and work in the housing and industrial sectors of the plumbing trade.

Our practical plumbing course will develop your competence in a range of industry-specific skills that are associated with undergoing a plumbing apprenticeship. You’ll learn from current industry professionals:

  • to safely use a wide range of tools and equipment such as pipe cutters, wrenches, spanners, pliers, pipe benders, plumbers knives, tile tools, saws, tank cutters, blow torches, gauges, solders, immersion heater spanners, radiator keys
  • to read plans and calculate measurements
  • to understand the layout of water supply, waste and venting systems
  • to install, repair and maintain plumbing fixtures and systems
  • about effective workplace communication
  • about team building
  • about customer relations.

You’ll study six pre-determined streams that include:

  • Stream 1 Water
  • Stream 2 Sanitary
  • Stream 3 Drainage
  • Stream 4 Roofing
  • Stream 5 Gas Services
  • Stream 6 Mechanical Services



National Code CPC32413
Study Areas Plumbing
Study Level Apprenticeship
Study Type Local
Study Mode

PT: 3 years,

Course Type Apprenticeship
Campuses Workplace, Box Hill, Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Apprentice Gov. Subsidised $1,215.00
Apprentice Concession $243.00
Full Fee $8,991.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $388.80
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* 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

You can enrol throughout the year

Part time: 3 years (Monday to Friday, 8.05am - 4.35pm)

Workplace, Box Hill, Lilydale

You must be:

  • registered with an Australian Network Provider
  • employed as an apprentice with a training contract

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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.

After successful completion, you will be eligible to undertake the Journeyman’s examination for registering with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).  

You may wish to apply for entry to the Certificate IV in Plumbing units, which will assist in establishing a licenced plumbing business.

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 3

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for work as a registered plumber in your specialist area of competency.

There are three requirements that the Victorian Building Authority require in order to become a registered plumber in Victoria

  • Successful completion of a Certificate III in Plumbing.
  • Successful completion of a recognised plumbing apprenticeship.
  • Successful completion of the VBA plumbing practical test, which is the Journeyman’s exam. 

The Journeyman’s exam is held 4 times a year during the term breaks at the Box Hill Institute, Elgar Campus.

You will be completing 6 streams, comprising 89 units:

  • Stream 1 Water
  • Stream 2 Sanitary
  • Stream 3 Drainage
  • Stream 4 Roofing
  • Stream 5 Gas Services
  • Stream 6 Mechanical Services

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CPCPRF2024A FABRICATE ROOF COVERINGS FOR CURVED STRUCTURES 8.0

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CPCPCM2039A CARRY OUT INTERACTIVE WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION 10.0

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CPCPCM2040A READ PLANS AND CALCULATE PLUMBING QUANTITIES 8.0

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CPCPCM2041A WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE PLUMBING AND SERVICES SECTOR 15.0

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CPCPCM2043A CARRY OUT WHS REQUIREMENTS 50.0

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CPCPCM2045A HANDLE AND STORE PLUMBING MATERIALS 6.0

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CPCPCM2046A USE PLUMBING HAND AND POWER TOOLS 40.0

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CPCPCM2047A CARRY OUT LEVELLING 6.0

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CPCPCM2050A MARK OUT MATERIALS 20.0

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CPCPCM2052A WELD USING OXY-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT 16.0

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CPCPCM2053A WELD USING MANUAL METAL ARC WELDING EQUIPMENT 16.0

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CPCPCM2054A CARRY OUT SIMPLE CONCRETING AND RENDERING 16.0

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CPCPCM2055A WORK SAFELY ON ROOFS 20.0

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CPCPCM3021A FLASH PENETRATIONS THROUGH ROOFS AND WALLS 18.0

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CPCPCM3022A WELD POLYETHYLENE AND POLYPROPYLENE PIPES USING FUSION METHOD 8.0

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CPCPCM3023A FABRICATE AND INSTALL NON-FERROUS PRESSURE PIPING 12.0

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CPCPFS3031A FABRICATE AND INSTALL FIRE HYDRANT AND HOSE REEL SYSTEMS 40.0

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CPCPWT3020A CONNECT AND INSTALL STORAGE TANKS TO A DOMESTIC WATER SUPPLY 12.0

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CPCPWT3021A SET OUT AND INSTALL WATER SERVICES 36.0

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CPCPWT3022A INSTALL AND ADJUST WATER SERVICE CONTROLS AND DEVICES 12.0

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CPCPWT3023A INSTALL AND COMMISSION WATER HEATING SYSTEMS 25.0

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CPCPWT3025A INSTALL WATER PUMPSETS 8.0

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CPCPWT3026A FIT OFF AND COMMISSION HEATED AND COLD WATER SERVICES 16.0

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CPCPWT3027A CONNECT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS FROM DRINKING WATER SUPPLY 6.0

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HLTFA211A PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT 8.0

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CPCPCM2048A CUT AND JOIN SHEET METAL 8.0

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CPCPDR2021A LOCATE AND CLEAR BLOCKAGES 8.0

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CPCPSN3011B PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY PLUMBING SYSTEM 8.0

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CPCPSN3022A INSTALL DISCHARGE PIPES 28.0

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CPCPSN3023A FABRICATE AND INSTALL SANITARY STACKS 28.0

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CPCPSN3024A INSTALL AND FIT OFF SANITARY FIXTURES 20.0

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CPCPDR2022A INSTALL DOMESTIC TREATMENT PLANTS 20.0

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CPCPDR2024A INSTALL STORMWATER AND SUB-SOIL DRAINAGE SYSTEMS 15.0

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CPCPDR2025A DRAIN WORK SITE 5.0

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CPCPDR2026A INSTALL PREFABRICATED INSPECTION OPENINGS AND ENCLOSURES 4.0

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CPCPDR3021A PLAN LAYOUT OF A RESIDENTIAL SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEM 8.0

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CPCPDR3022A INSTALL BELOW GROUND SANITARY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS 30.0

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CPCPDR3023A INSTALL ON-SITE DISPOSAL SYSTEMS 8.0

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RIICCM210A INSTALL TRENCH SUPPORT 16.0

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CPCPRF2022A SELECT AND INSTALL ROOF SHEETING AND WALL CLADDING 16.0

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CPCPRF2023A COLLECT AND STORE ROOF WATER 10.0

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CPCPRF3021A RECEIVE ROOFING MATERIALS 4.0

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CPCPRF3022A FABRICATE AND INSTALL ROOF DRAINAGE COMPONENTS 48.0

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CPCPRF3023A FABRICATE AND INSTALL EXTERNAL FLASHINGS 16.0

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CPCPRF3024A INSTALL ROOF COMPONENTS 10.0

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CPCPRF3026A INSTALL COMPOSITE ROOF SYSTEMS 20.0

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CPCPGS3046A INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN CARAVANS, MOBILE HOMES AND MOBILE WORKPLACES 12.0

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CPCPGS3047A INSTALL LPG SYSTEMS IN MARINE CRAFT 12.0

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CPCPGS3048A INSTALL GAS PRESSURE CONTROL EQUIPMENT 8.0

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CPCPGS3049A INSTALL TYPE A GAS APPLIANCE FLUES 12.0

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CPCPGS3051A PURGE CONSUMER PIPING 8.0

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CPCPGS3053A DISCONNECT AND RECONNECT TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES 16.0

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CPCPGS3054A CALCULATE AND INSTALL NATURAL VENTILATION FOR TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES 8.0

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CPCPGS3056A INSTALL GAS PIPING SYSTEMS 24.0

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CPCPGS3057A SIZE CONSUMER GAS PIPING SYSTEMS 8.0

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CPCPGS3059A INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPACITY UP TO 500 LITRES 4.0

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CPCPGS3061A INSTALL AND COMMISSION TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES 30.0

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CPCPCM2049A CUT USING OXY-LPG-ACETYLENE EQUIPMENT 8.0

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CPCPDR2023A MAINTAIN EFFLUENT DISINFECTION SYSTEMS 4.0

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CPCPFS3037A INSTALL DOMESTIC AND RESIDENTIAL LIFE SAFETY SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 60.0

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CPCPGS3050A INSTALL TYPE B GAS APPLIANCE FLUES 4.0

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CPCPGS3052A MAINTAIN TYPE A GAS APPLIANCES 12.0

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CPCPGS3060A INSTALL LPG STORAGE OF AGGREGATE STORAGE CAPACITY EXCEEDING 500 LITRES AND LESS THAN 8KL 6.0

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CPCPIG3021A SET OUT, INSTALL AND COMMISSION IRRIGATION SYSTEMS 4.0

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CPCPRF3025A INSTALL ROOF COVERINGS TO CURVED ROOF STRUCTURES 12.0

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CPCPSN3025A INSTALL PRE-TREATMENT FACILITIES 8.0

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CPCPSN3026A INSTALL SEWERAGE PUMPSETS 8.0

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CPCPWT3024A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN DOMESTIC WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT 10.0

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CPCPWT3028A INSTALL WATER SERVICE 10.0

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CPCPWT3029A INSTALL WATER PIPE SYSTEMS 12.0

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CPCPIG2021A DESIGN DOMESTIC URBAN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS 5.0

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CPCPIG3022A INSTALL AND COMMISSION DOMESTIC IRRIGATION PUMPS 4.0

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CPCPMS2021A ASSEMBLE MECHANICAL SERVICES COMPONENTS 12.0

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CPCPMS3031A FABRICATE AND INSTALL STEEL PRESSURE PIPING 54.0

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CPCPMS3033A INSTALL SMALL BORE HEATING SYSTEMS 15.0

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

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UEENEEJ105A POSITION, ASSEMBLE AND START UP SINGLE HEAT SPLIT AIR CONDITIONING AND WATER HEATING HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS 70.0

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UEENEEJ172A RECOVER, PRESSURE TEST, EVACUATE, CHARGE AND LEAK TEST REFRIGERANTS - SPLIT SYSTEMS 60.0

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CPCPMS3032A SELECT AND FIT INSULATION AND SHEATHING 8.0

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CPCPMS3034A INSTALL MEDICAL GAS PIPELINE SYSTEMS 24.0

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CPCPMS3035A INSTALL AND TEST DUCTING SYSTEMS 12.0

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CPCPMS3036A INSTALL AIR HANDLING UNITS 12.0

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CPCPMS3037A INSTALL AND TEST SPLIT SYSTEM AIR CONDITIONING 15.0

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CPCPMS3038A INSTALL AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL EQUIPMENT 8.0

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CPCPMS3039A MAINTAIN MECHANICAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT 8.0

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CPCPMS3040A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN EVAPORATIVE AIR COOLING SYSTEMS 20.0

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