• Course Code
  • 22304VIC
  • Course Type
  • Pre-Apprenticeship; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 14 weeks (4 days per week)
  • Starting Date
  • February and July 2019
  • Location
  • Yallourn
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Course Overview

The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Plumbing) in one of the various sectors of the plumbing industry.

This qualification has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic plumbing skills and knowledge including:

  • working safely as part of a team
  • measuring and calculating
  • using basic industry terminology to communicate effectively
  • reading plans and specifications
  • selecting and using plumbing tools, equipment and materials
  • producing simple technical drawings
  • using basic welding equipment
  • using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations.


4 Days a week over 14 weeks. .Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8am - 4.30 pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship).

Career Opportunities

Employability skills taught throughout the course. High percentage of Certificate II students attain to a Cert III plumbing apprenticeship.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Above the age of 16 years old


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information



Placement optional - to be arranged by student

Pathway to Industry Licence

This course may assist with obtaining the Australian Apprenticeship CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing. Upon the successful completion of CPC32413 Certifcate III in Plumbing, applicants may undertake further study to become a licensed, registered Plumber.

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Steel capped Safety Boots. Long pants.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many Federation Training courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations


Use basic power tools


Use basic plumbing hand tools


Use basic electric welding techniques


Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing


Prepare to work in the plumbing industry


Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting


Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry


Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems


Cut and penetrate building materials and structures


Apply basic sheet metal practices


Provide basic emergency life support


Produce Technical Drawings


Write simple documents


Read and interpret plans and specifications


Carry out interactive workplace communication


Carry Out Measurements And Calculations


Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry


Work safely in the construction industry


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, theory.

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