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Kaleb Careri-Wilson

Certificate III in Plumbing

Plumbing student Kaleb Careri-Wilson represented Box Hill Institute at the recent WorldSkills Regional Competition held at Swinburne University in Croydon.

He's currently studying a Certificate III in Plumbing and completing an apprenticeship with The Basin Plumbing Service.

Kaleb said, "I have wanted to be a plumber since I was seven because my dad is a plumber and owns his own business. After I finished year 12, I started my apprenticeship with him so that I can learn from him and take over the family business when I get my plumbing license."

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How long does a plumbing course take?

The length of a plumbing course depends on the level of course undertaken. They range from 10 weeks to 3 years. 

What is a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)?

A Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is a course designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship within the plumbing industry. The course will take you through the basic skills and knowledge needed to continue onto the Certificate III in Plumbing.

How long is a Certificate II in Plumbing?

The Certificate II in Plumbing is completed in 10 weeks full time (4 days a week) or 20 weeks full time (2 days a week).

What is a Certificate III in Plumbing?

A Certificate III in Plumbing is a course designed for those who are wanting to start a career as a plumber. The apprenticeship will equip you with the vital skills and knowledge needed to have a safe and successful career in the industry, including safety using tools and equipment, reading plans and calculating measurements, understanding the layout of water supply, waste and venting systems and also customer relations and team building.

How long is a Certificate III in Plumbing?

The Certificate III in Plumbing is completed in 3 years part time.

What are the career outcomes from studying a Certificate III in Plumbing?

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Plumbing, you may apply for jobs as a registered plumber.

What is a Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services (Specialising in Operations)?

A Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services (Specialising in Operations) is a course designed to develop the career and employment options of qualified plumbers to become a licenced plumber. The course will equip you with the skills required to manage plumbing projects and eventually operate your own business.

How long does a Certificate IV in Plumbing Services take?

A Certificate IV in Plumbing & Services (Specialising in Operations) is completed in 2 years part time.

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