This course provides the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the plumbing and services sector and will prepare students for a pathway to an apprenticeship. 

Across a mix of classroom based study and workshops to practice hands-on skills, students will learn to perform plumbing pipework, welding and fabrication, and using plumbing hand and power tools.

Possible Career Pathways

This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Plumbing) in one of the various sectors of the plumbing industry. Possible career pathways include:

  • Plumbing Apprentice – domestic or commercial / industrial sectors
  • Roof Plumbing Apprentice
  • Water Industry Technician
Certificate II
PLUMBING – Pre-apprenticeship (22569VIC)

This course is strongly supported by employers including Group Apprenticeship Schemes. Students will learn about safe work practices, how to use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations, basic sheet metal practices and basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.

PEER (RTO Code 45744) is responsible for the quality of accredited training and assessment provided and for the issuing of all qualifications and statements of attainment for this course.

See table to the right for full list of competencies associated with this AQF qualification.


BSBWRT311 Write simple documents 30
CPCCCM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations 20
CPCCCM2001 Read and interpret plans and specifications 36
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies, and procedures in the construction industry 20
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication 10
CUAACD303 Produce technical drawings 50
HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support 12
VU23046 Apply basic sheet metal practices 50
VU23047 Cut and penetrate building materials and structures 30
VU23048 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems 30
VU23049 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry 30
VU23050 Perform basic oxygen-acetylene welding and cutting 20
VU23051 Prepare to work in the plumbing industry 20
VU23052 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing 8
VU23053 Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques 20
VU23054 Use basic plumbing hand tools 50
VU23055 Use basic power tools 20
VU23056 Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations 30


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