The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) aims to provide students with training similar to that of a first-year plumbing apprentice. The objective is to develop work skills for the plumbing trades, including problem identification and problem solving. You’ll be studying in a supportive small group environment, in our $10m green trades training centre, using the latest industry-standard equipment and with skillful and experienced practitioners as your teachers.
Plumbers (and their apprentices) work in domestic, commercial and industrial settings. Employers look for apprentices and trainees who are work-ready, adaptable and efficient (as well as dependable and customer-friendly). Training elements and the advice you get throughout the course will emphasise the importance of understanding what your clients want, how to work with an employer and contribute to a safe and efficient workplace.
This pre-apprenticeship qualification is about giving you exposure to the work, equipment and expectations you might face. This includes; technical drawing, measurements and calculations; plumbing and power tools; welding; pipes, fitting and fixtures; work safety and occupational, health and safety (OH&S) practices. It can help identify your interest in a specific area of plumbing, such as water, sanitary, gas fitting, roofing or mechanical services.
Being a trained pre-apprentice should give you an advantage over non-trained applicants when applying for either apprentice or trainee positions.
Units of study
Write simple documents (BSBWRT301)
Work safely in the construction industry (CPCCOHS1001A)
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry (CPCCOHS2001A)
Carry out measurements and calculations (CPCCCM1015A)
Read and interpret plans and specifications (CPCCCM2001A)
Carry out interactive workplace communication (CPCPCM2039A)
Produce technical drawings (CUVACD303A)
Provide basic emergency life support (HLTAID002)
Apply basic sheet metal practices (VU21789)
Cut and penetrate building materials and structures (VU21790)
Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems (VU21791)
Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry (VU21792)
Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting (VU21793)
Prepare to work in plumbing industry (VU21794)
Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing (VU21795)
Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques (VU21796)
Use basic plumbing hand tools (VU21797)
Use basic power tools (VU21798)
Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations (VU21799)