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|Study Mode||Full-time, Apprenticeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Timetable||28 one-week blocks over three years. 8am -5pm each day except Friday (3pm finish)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.
There are lots of career opportunities for apprentice plumbers, within the building industry and also as sole traders.
This course allows you to gain knowledge and skills to work in the plumbing industry including work in 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.
Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Completion of unit Work Safely In The Construction Industry (CPCCOHS1001A) in this use course meets this requirement.
During this course, you will gain the essential skills and knowledge to specialise in:
Further study is available to anyone who wishes to undertake the Certificate IV in Plumbing Services. On successful completion of the course, students can apply to the Plumbing Industry Commission for licensing assessment. This will be a requirement if you intend to operate a plumbing business.
Applicants must be employed as an apprentice plumber to enrol in this 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|
|CPCCOHS2001A||Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry||20||$0.00|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||6||$70.00|
|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|
|UEENEEE101A||Apply Occupational Health And Safety Regulations, Codes And Practices In The Workplace||20||$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.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at 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.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$5,343.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$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.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$282.00|
Your course may require you to purchase additional materials or books (eg uniform, stationery, textbooks). Some of these items are optional and some are mandatory, however, you are able to choose where to purchase these items from (including second hand).
You can download the booklist for this course here: HERE
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.
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