Lay the groundwork for an exciting career supporting the future of Australian infrastructure as a civil construction pipe layer. Learn a wide range of skills, and prepare for the diverse outdoor tasks you’ll encounter in pipe laying.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Construct and support trenches
Lay, join and test pipes
Measure and calculate materials
Operate small plant and equipment
Communicate in a team and with colleagues
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience working in a real pipe laying business on key civil construction tasks
Confidence to liaise with clients and manage project deadlines
Opportunities to work in a team to solve challenges on project plans
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A valid general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card)
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Basic digital literacy with electronic devices
Comfort working in confined spaces and at heights
Intermediate fitness to manage physical tasks like shoveling, backfilling and operating vibration plate compactors
The ability to provide your own personal protective equipment
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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: civil construction worker, civil construction pipe layer, civil construction site maintenance worker and civil construction mobile plant worker.
A white card (or general construction induction card) is required for workers who want to carry out construction work in NSW. This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). Visit the SafeWork website for more information on applying for your white card. Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements that apply to this qualification can vary between states, territories, and industry sectors. Visit NSW Fair Trading for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 Civil Construction (Pipe Laying) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 26 Units of competency, including 8 core and 18 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.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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