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Course Type:
Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
6 months
Starting Date:
08/02/2021 and 02/08/2021
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Course Overview

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Prepare yourself for entry into an apprenticeship with a Certificate II in Plumbing. This course will get you ready for a prosperous career in various sectors of the plumbing industry as you tick off introductory units. Through this qualification, you’ll learn how to work safely as part of a team and use basic industry terminology to communicate with other professionals.

Each unit will build on the last as you learn to measure and calculate projects, read plans and specifications, select and use plumbing tools and materials, use basic welding equipment, and much more. Take that first step towards becoming a licensed plumber with this exciting pre-apprenticeship.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Employability skills taught throughout the course. High percentage of Certificate II students attain to a Cert III plumbing apprenticeship.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Above the age of 16 years old


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

This course may assist with obtaining the Australian Apprenticeship CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing. Upon the successful completion of CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing, applicants may undertake further study to become a licensed, registered Plumber.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Steel capped Safety Boots. Long pants.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
CUVACD303A Produce Technical Drawings
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
VU21789 Apply basic sheet metal practices
VU21790 Cut and penetrate building materials and structures
VU21791 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
VU21792 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry
VU21793 Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
VU21794 Prepare to work in the plumbing industry
VU21795 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
VU21796 Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques
VU21797 Use basic plumbing hand tools
VU21798 Use basic power tools
VU21799 Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, theory.