Plumbing

About the Course

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. The qualification has
core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and
specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:
- Stream 1 Water
- Stream 2 Sanitary
- Stream 3 Drainage
- Stream 4 Mechanical Services
- Stream 5 Roofing
- Stream 6 Gas services.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to
recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated
workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to
be delivered in this context.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as an apprenticeship

On-campus learning of theoretical content will be supplemented with workplace experiences. Students will have access to workplaces which can provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification. (for apprentices)

OR

It is envisaged that the workplace will be able to provide relevant experiences to support the classroom delivery.

TAFE at School (TVET)

TAFE Western offers many face to face and flexible TVET courses giving you the option of gaining a vocational qualification whilst you are at school. A TVET qualification can count towards your HSC, and 74.8% of TAFE graduates move into employment upon completion of their vocational qualifications. TVET is a great way to gain some practical skills in an adult learning environment, and the skills and experience you learn could also count towards your next qualification.

School Trainee

This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:

  • learning resources provided by TAFE Western
  • standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
  • equipment provided in the workplace

Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:

  • Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
  • TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services

Qualification Certificate III
National Code CPC32413
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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. Achievement of unit
CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Career Opportunities

Plumber, plumber and drainer, plumber and gasfitter, gasfitter, roof plumber.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Orange

  Starts in February

  Part time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: CPC32413-03V02-19ORA-101

Orange

How will I study?

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and
specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:
- Stream 1 Water
- Stream 2 Sanitary
- Stream 3 Drainage
- Stream 4 Mechanical Services
- Stream 5 Roofing
- Stream 6 Gas services.

The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated
workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context.

Timetables will be handed out in the first block attendance

Do you like working with your hands? Then a career in the licensed plumbing trades could be for you.

The Certificate III in Plumbing covers common and specialist areas for the industry including water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services.

You'll learn how to use plumbing hand and power tools, work safely on roofs, install water service controls and devices, pump sets and heating systems, cut and join sheet metal, install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, fabricate and install steel pressure piping, install LPG systems and many more skills.
TAFE NSW teaches this nationally recognised qualification right across the state. Courses generally take two to three years and you can study part-time during the day or evening as an apprentice.

The Certificate III in Plumbing qualifies you to work as a plumber, plumber and drainer, plumber and gasfitter, gasfitter or roof plumber depending on the specialist streams you study. You can expect to earn on average $1000 per week with Australian job openings expected to be good over the next five years.
Please note that 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. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

This course is offered as Part Time Day. Block release 3 days, every 3 weeks for 2.5 yrs. Days of attendance will vary according to apprentice stage - Please contact the Teaching Section on 02 6391 5630.

Course length: 3 Years

Start Date: 11 February 2019
End Date: 30 June 2021

What will I pay?

Course related fee of $1500 is for all resources need for the course. This is paid in 3 instalments
1st year $960
2nd year $70
3rd year $470

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $3,580.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Additional Costs

There is an additional cost for Materials of $960.00.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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