Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is a specifically designed pre-apprenticeship course that provides an opportunity for participants to develop the necessary work-ready skills and knowledge as the perfect starting point for a career in the plumbing industry. The Certificate II in Plumbing is ideal for school leavers who wish to gain practical knowledge and skills to enhance their employability as an apprentice plumber. It is also a great way for mature aged applicants to start a career change. This course is open to all applicants regardless of age or gender.

All training is delivered by professional teachers who are also currently licensed plumbers with many years’ experience in the plumbing and construction industry. Importantly, the Certificate II in Plumbing has been developed in close partnership with the Master Plumbers Association of Tasmania to ensure the course aligns with the latest industry needs.

During the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) you will:

  • Complete the mandatory industry ‘White Card’ course
  • Learn about plumbing specific workplace health and safety (WHS) requirements
  • Learn about the history of the plumbing industry in Australia and its vital importance to the community through the provision of safe drinking water supplies and sanitation
  • Be introduced to the Water, Sanitary/Drainage, Roof, Gas and Mechanical Services streams that make up the plumbing sector
  • Develop basic work skills with plumbing hand and power tools
  • Learn to read and interpret drawings/plans for plumbers
  • Learn to carry out measurements and calculations relevant to actual plumbing job tasks
  • Fabricate and install simulated piping systems

Dates and Times

Please Note:

  • Access to this course is subject to a suitability selection process
  • Register early as places are limited!  Maximum number in a group is 12.

SOUTH
Claremont Campus

Semester 1

  • Intake:   27 February – 26 June 2018
  • Duration:  16 weeks, 3 days per week (days to be confirmed)
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at 1pm
    • Venue:  Claremont Campus, Link Road, Claremont
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • This course will only run if they have sufficient numbers

Semester 2

  • Intake:   31 July – 20 November 2018
  • Duration:  16 weeks, 3 days per week (days to be confirmed)
  • Information Session:  Friday, 22 June 2018 at 1pm
    • Venue:  Claremont Campus, Link Road, Claremont
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • This course will only run if they have sufficient numbers

NORTHWEST
Devonport Campus

Semester 2

  • Intake:   31 July – 20 November 2018
  • Duration:  16 weeks, 3 days per week (days to be confirmed)
  • Information Session:  To be confirmed
    • Venue:  Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • This course will only run if they have sufficient numbers

Learning Options

All training and assessment is conducted by qualified and currently licensed trainers and assessors. Learning will include:

  • Off-the-job – Practical and theoretical training to reinforce underpinning knowledge and skills in a simulated work environment.
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things in a competent safe manner.
  • Learning and Assessment Guides – books that contain information to help with your learning.
  • Videos – resources that give you extra support and information.
  • Classroom learning.
  • Practical fabrication activities in a simulated work environment

Assessment Process

You will be assessed by industry competent people who have these skills. Throughout all assessments, Workplace Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Depending on the unit you may be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Practical – in a simulated work environment
  • Observation – you will be observed doing tasks
  • Short written or verbal assessments – question and answer style

If required, and subject to unit requirements alternative assessment methods may be adopted (eg verbal tests instead of written tests)

Recognition

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Pre-Requisites

Students will need to bring: Long Sleeve Cotton Work Wear or Overalls, Safety Boots, Clear Safety Glasses, Pen, Pencil, Paper, Calculator. Units you will be studying will be outlined before you start this course. We will discuss these in our information sessions. You will need to be able to write legibly. Students are expected to:

  • Follow Workplace Health and Safety practices
  • Read and Understand theory materials
  • Comprehend and respond to questions requiring short written answers
  • Deal with basic math’s (e.g. add, subtract & multiply)

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements.  Some of these skills may be improved through the learning processes.

Qualification Requirements

To achieve a 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) qualification, the student must demonstrate competency in all 19 units. There are no Core or Elective choices.

Units are:

  • 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 communications
  • 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

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