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|Commencement||Enrol any time|
|Timetable||27 one week-long blocks on campus over the duration of the course plus workplace training.|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Get ready for your plumbing career. There are lots of career opportunities for apprentice plumbers, within the building industry and also as sole traders.
The Certificate III in Plumbing will give you a top trade qualification and you will learn the latest in plumbing skills to be an asset to your employer throughout your apprenticeship. You will gain experience in a variety of areas including water, roofing, drainage and gas fitting.
As an apprentice, you will be given the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice in the workplace, gaining hands-on skills and experience as a plumber.
This course allows you to gain knowledge and skills to work in the plumbing industry. Abilities to work in the areas of roof plumbing, Sanitary and drainage, hot cold and warm water, gas fitting, mechanical plumbing, irrigation and fire protection.
The course includes hands-on experience with theory and practical components, which will assist you while you are employed as an apprentice plumber.
Upon successful completion, you will have the skills and knowledge to gain work as a qualified plumber.
Upon successful completion of this course, you may choose to undertake the Certificate IV in Plumbing Services to gain a licence to operate your own plumbing business.
You must be employed as an apprentice with a registered plumbing employer.
You must also live or work in South Australia for the duration of your course.
You need to be employed in this field before commencing this course. If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|CPCCCM2008B||Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding||40||$0.00|
|CPCCCM2010B||Work safely at heights||8||$0.00|
|CPCCCM3001C||Operate elevated work platforms||32||$0.00|
|CPCCOHS1001A||Work Safely In The Construction Industry||6||$70.00|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry||20||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2039A||Carry out interactive workplace communication||10||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2040A||Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities||8||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2041A||Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector||15||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2043A||Carry out WHS requirements||50||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2045A||Handle and store plumbing materials||6||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2046A||Use plumbing hand and power tools||40||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2047A||Carry out levelling||6||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2048A||Cut and join sheet metal||8||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2049A||Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment||8||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2050A||Mark out materials||20||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2052A||Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment||16||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2053A||Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment||16||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2054A||Carry out simple concreting and rendering||16||$0.00|
|CPCPCM2055A||Work safely on roofs||20||$0.00|
|CPCPCM3021A||Flash penetrations through roofs and walls||18||$0.00|
|CPCPCM3022A||Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method||8||$0.00|
|CPCPCM3023A||Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping||12||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2021A||Locate and clear blockages||8||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2022A||Install domestic treatment plants||20||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2023A||Maintain effluent disinfection systems||4||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2024A||Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems||15||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2025A||Drain work site||5||$0.00|
|CPCPDR2026A||Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures||4||$0.00|
|CPCPDR3021A||Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system||8||$0.00|
|CPCPDR3022A||Install below ground sanitary drainage systems||30||$0.00|
|CPCPDR3023A||Install on-site disposal systems||8||$0.00|
|CPCPFS3031A||Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems||40||$0.00|
|CPCPFS3037A||Install domestic and residential life safety sprinkler systems||60||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3046A||Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces||12||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3047A||Install LPG systems in marine craft||12||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3048A||Install gas pressure control equipment||8||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3049A||Install gas pressure control equipment||12||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3050A||Install Type B gas appliance flues||4||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3051A||Purge consumer piping||8||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3052A||Maintain Type A gas appliances||12||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3053A||Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances||16||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3054A||Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances||8||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3056A||Install gas piping systems||24||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3057A||Size consumer gas piping systems||8||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3059A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres||22||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3060A||Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity exceeding 500 litres and less than 8KL||4||$0.00|
|CPCPGS3061A||Install and commission Type A gas appliances||30||$0.00|
|CPCPIG2021A||Design domestic urban irrigation systems||5||$0.00|
|CPCPIG3021A||Set out, install and commission irrigation systems||4||$0.00|
|CPCPIG3022A||Install and commission domestic irrigation pumps||4||$0.00|
|CPCPMS2021A||Assemble mechanical services components||12||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3031A||Fabricate and install steel pressure piping||54||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3032A||Select and fit insulation and sheathing||8||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3033A||Install small bore heating systems||15||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3034A||Install medical gas pipeline systems||24||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3035A||Install and test ducting systems||12||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3036A||Install air handling units||12||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3037A||Install and test split system air conditioning||15||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3038A||Install air conditioning control equipment||8||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3039A||Maintain mechanical services equipment||8||$0.00|
|CPCPMS3040A||Install and maintain evaporative air cooling systems||20||$0.00|
|CPCPRF2022A||Select and install roof sheeting and wall cladding||16||$0.00|
|CPCPRF2023A||Collect and store roof water||10||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3021A||Receive roofing materials||4||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3022A||Fabricate and install roof drainage components||48||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3023A||Fabricate and install external flashings||16||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3024A||Install roof components||10||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3025A||Install roof coverings to curved roof structures||12||$0.00|
|CPCPRF3026A||Install composite roof systems||20||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3011B||Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system||8||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3022A||Install discharge pipes||28||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3023A||Fabricate and install sanitary stacks||28||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3024A||Install and fit off sanitary fixtures||20||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3025A||Install pre-treatment facilities||8||$0.00|
|CPCPSN3026A||Install sewerage pumpsets||8||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3020A||Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply||12||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3021A||Set out and install water services||36||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3022A||Install and adjust water service controls and devices||12||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3023A||Install and commission water heating systems||25||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3024A||Install and maintain domestic water treatment equipment||10||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3025A||Install water pumpsets||8||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3026A||Fit off and commission heated and cold water services||16||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3027A||Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply||6||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3028A||Install water service||10||$0.00|
|CPCPWT3029A||Install water pipe systems||12||$0.00|
|HLTFA211A||Provide Basic Emergency Life Support||8||$40.00|
|RIICCM210A||Install Trench Support||16||$0.00|
|UEENEEJ102A||Prepare and connect refrigerant tubing and fittings||40||$0.00|
|UEENEEJ105A||Position, assemble and start up single head split air conditioning and water heating heat pump systems||70||$0.00|
|UEENEEJ172A||Recover, pressure test, evacuate, charge and leak test refrigerants - split systems||60||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
This course is supported through WorkReady by the Government of South Australia.
WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities.
The upfront assessment of need assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether you are eligible for a subsidised place in this course, if it is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about half an hour to complete.
Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the upfront assessment of need will be emailed to you.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 2 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|South Australian Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$5,345.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible)||$19,255.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$282.00|
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via WorkReady funding gives South Australian students greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.
Our Careers Coaches at the Skills and Jobs Centre is here to support you. Whether you’re exploring career options, transitioning from school to the workforce or looking to study after school we’re here to help you.
As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.