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Offering Info

Certificate III in Plumbing

  • National Course Code: CPC32413
  • TAFE NSW code: CPC32413-03V02-20MBK-478

Location – Meadowbank, Main Campus (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

8 Hours per week

Duration

3 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Plumbers are in-demand in NSW. Now is the time to get trade qualified with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Plumbing. You will graduate with a strong foundation in plumbing services and be ready to register as a journeyman plumber. Plus, the skills you gain are transferrable across all areas of building and construction.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Learn plumbing services in water, sanitation, drainage, irrigation, roofing, fire and gas including:

  • Bending and joining pipes
  • Welding, laying, installing and joining underground pipes
  • Testing and maintaining pipes
  • Marking out and installing roof rainwater components
  • Reading and interpreting plans

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the qualities to get ahead in this field, including:

  • Communication excellence
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Reliability and time management
  • Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and in varied work conditions

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will equip you with:

  • A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
  • Become a qualified plumbing tradesperson
  • The opportunity to register as a journeyman plumber with NSW Fair Trading

Career outcomes and job roles include:

  • Plumber
  • Plumber and drainer
  • Plumber and gasfitter
  • Gasfitter
  • Roof plumber

GROW YOUR CAREER

If owning your own plumbing business is your goal, you can become a licensed master plumber when you complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Go on to further specialist study and develop your management and design skills for plumbing services, by studying the Diploma of Hydraulic (Plumbing) Service Design.

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Given the increase in infrastructure around the state, there is an identified shortage of plumbers in metropolitan and regional NSW.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Plumbing as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice.

Apprenticeship

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the plumbing industry evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Non-apprenticeship

There may be options available for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today and our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will support you to understand any eligibility or entry requirements for our non-apprenticeship qualifications.

COURSE SUCCESS REQUIREMENTS

During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements that are necessary for you to complete your course work and be successful.

You will need to meet the following success requirements to be able to undertake work placement within industry. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:

  • A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) - you will need this before you can enter a construction site

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for apprentices taking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements.

You are responsible for arranging your own work placement. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Practical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Agility and reliability
  • The ability to work as part of team

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Occupational licenses are required if you want to work as a plumber nationally.

State and territory jurisdictions have different regulatory requirements depending on the level of licensing you need. Check with your state or territory licensing and regulatory authorities regarding their educational requirements.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified plumber after successful completion
  • Completion of Industry OHS White Card

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Monday, 29 June 2020 10:00 am Student contact via phone or email

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 3 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 27.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including Private study, research, assignment research and preparation



IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are Apprentices with a Training Contract employed by a Licensed Plumber working in the plumbing industry

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled for 1 day a week. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.

Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.

This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:

  • over 21 years of age
  • able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
  • able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • All relevant Australian Standards and text books. Approximate cost for these resources if $150 per semester.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2054A Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs
CPCPCM3021A Flash penetrations through roofs and walls
CPCPCM3022A Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM3023A Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure piping
CPCPDR2021A Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2022A Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2024A Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPDR2025A Drain work site
CPCPDR2026A Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPDR3021A Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
CPCPDR3022A Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023A Install on-site disposal systems
CPCPFS3031A Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systems
CPCPGS3046A Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplaces
CPCPGS3047A Install LPG systems in marine craft
CPCPGS3048A Install gas pressure control equipment
CPCPGS3049A Install Type A gas appliance flues
CPCPGS3051A Purge consumer piping
CPCPGS3053A Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3054A Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3056A Install gas piping systems
CPCPGS3057A Size consumer gas piping systems
CPCPGS3059A Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litres
CPCPGS3061A Install and commission Type A gas appliances
CPCPRF2023A Collect and store roof water
CPCPSN3011B Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing system
CPCPSN3022A Install discharge pipes
CPCPSN3023A Fabricate and install sanitary stacks
CPCPSN3024A Install and fit off sanitary fixtures
CPCPWT3020A Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supply
CPCPWT3021A Set out and install water services
CPCPWT3022A Install and adjust water service controls and devices
CPCPWT3023A Install and commission water heating systems
CPCPWT3025A Install water pumpsets
CPCPWT3026A Fit off and commission heated and cold water services
CPCPWT3027A Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supply
HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
RIICCM210A Install trench support
Elective Units
Number Title
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPDR2023A Maintain effluent disinfection systems
CPCPGS3052A Maintain Type A gas appliances
CPCPGS3055A Install gas sub-meters
CPCPSN3025A Install pre-treatment facilities

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Meadowbank
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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