Become a trade-qualified plumber or gasfitter and start your career in an in-demand industry. Get on-the-job training and gain experience working with water, gas and drainage systems in this practical course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lay and join hydraulic services
Install water services, pumpsets and water heating systems
Install and maintain gas appliances and gas services
Install roof coverings and drainage systems
Use hand and power tools
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in real-world and simulated plumbing scenarios
The ability to install above and below ground drainage services
A trade qualification
Eligibility to apply for a tradesperson certificate with NSW Fair Trading
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Good communication and teamwork skills
A reasonable level of strength and agility
Confidence working at heights and in confined spaces
The ability to provide your own PPE such as work boots, gloves, protective clothing and safety glasses
Access to a computer/tablet or phone with internet access
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Plumbers (General) install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.
Other jobs include: Plumber, Plumber and drainer, Plumber and gasfitter, Gasfitter, Roof plumber and Mechanical services plumber
This is a licensed occupation. When you successfully complete the Certificate III in Plumbing (General Plumber) you can apply for licensing with NSW Fair Trading. They are the licensing and regulatory authority for trades in NSW. Visit NSW Fair Trading for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Plumbing (General Plumber) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Plumbing (General Plumber) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Plumbing (General Plumber) does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Plumbing (General Plumber) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 58 Units of competency, including 43 core and 15 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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