Construction/Plumbing/Allied Trades

22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

The plumbing industry is one of the most diverse and vibrant trades within the construction sector and plays a vitally significant role in the Tasmanian and broader Australian economy.

As one of the original licensed trades, plumbers are directly responsible for the health and safety of the community through the provision of safe drinking water supplies, sanitation, stormwater drainage and gas systems.

22304VIC – Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) is a purposed-designed, fully accredited course with a central focus on preparing participants for employment as an apprentice with job-ready skills of immediate value to employers.

22304VIC – 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.

Master Plumbers Tasmania. Expert. Committed. Professional.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 22304VIC – 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

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • A plumbing apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a formal contract of training between an employer, the apprentice and a registered training organisation (RTO).  During this period the apprentice receives both on-the-job and campus based training. Upon completion of the CPC32413 – Certificate III in Plumbing and apprenticeship you will then apply for a ‘Practitioner’ plumbing licence, enabling you to work as an employed plumber. Those who wish to establish their own business or assume management roles within larger contracting firms may then elect to complete the relevant units of competency from the CPC40912 – Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services. You would then be able to apply for a ‘Certifier’ license permitting you to supervise jobs and ‘sign for work’. Licensed plumbers are always in strong demand and you would find employment opportunities Australia-wide. Plumbers are even required for the yearly intake at each of our Australian Antarctic Bases.
  • Hydraulic Services Design – where your primary role would be completing plumbing services designs using CAD software for an engineering or construction design house.

Location, Dates and Times

  • Register early as places are limited.  Maximum number in a group is 12.

SOUTH
Claremont Campus

Group 1

  • Course Dates:  Tuesday, 12 February – Thursday, 6 June 2019
  • Duration:  4 days per week – Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
  • Information Session: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – 1pm
    • Venue:  Claremont Campus, Link Road, Claremont
  • Suitability and Enrolment:  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 – 10am to 12noon
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • This course will only run if they have sufficient numbers

Group 2

  • Course Dates:  Monday, 29 August – Thursday, 14 November 2019
  • Duration:  4 days per week – Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
  • Suitability and Enrolment:  Wednesday, 3 July 2019 – 10am to 12noon

NORTHWEST
Devonport Campus

Group 1

  • Course Dates:  Monday, 18 February – Thursday, 6 June 2019
  • Duration:  4 days per week – Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
  • Information Session: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 – 1.30pm
    • Venue:  Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Suitability and Enrolment:  Wednesday, 30 January 2019 – 10am to 12noon
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • This course will only run if they have sufficient numbers

Group 2

  • Course Dates:  Monday, 29 August – Thursday, 7 November 2019
  • Duration:  14 weeks, 4 days per week – Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm
  • Suitability and Enrolment:  Wednesday, 3 July 2019 – 10am to 12noon

Learning Options

This course is delivered on campus.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace and meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to bring:

  • Long sleeve cotton work wear or overalls
  • Safety boots
  • Clear safety glasses
  • Pen, pencil, paper and calculator.

Units you will be studying will be outlined before you start this course – we will discuss these in our Information Sessions.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Follow Workplace Health and Safety practices and directives
  • Read and understand theory materials
  • Comprehend and respond to questions requiring short written answers
  • Deal with basic mathematics (Add, subtract, multiply, division and percentages)
  • The ability to write legibly.

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.

Suitability

Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you. Applicants will undergo a suitability process with the goal of identifying any specific literacy and/or numeracy needs.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

22304VIC – Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship).

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.

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