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11054NAT

Certificate II in Plumbing Services

Kick start your career in plumbing. This entry-level course will set you up with the foundation skills you need to gain a plumbing apprenticeship. On completion of the partial qualification you will be offered the opportunity to transition to an alternative plumbing program to obtain a full qualification. 

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TIME 10 weeks / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$195
Subsidised
$745
Full Fee
$5,835
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Course overview

Build the basic skills and knowledge you need to start your plumbing career. This entry-level course will put you on the path to gaining an apprenticeship in plumbing.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, plumbing is a skill in demand with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. The industry grew strongly over the past five years and is expected to continue to expand with around 29,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years. 

In this course you will be given the practical skills and knowledge to use hand and power tools, carry out welding, read and interpret plans, and calculate quantities and other measurements. You will learn about working safely and effectively in the workplace and how to adhere to the industry's regulations and standards. This qualification includes a compulsory, supervised work placement where you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge and gain valuable industry contacts.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence to seek an apprenticeship in general plumbing or roof plumbing. You may also seek employment as a trade assistant.

What can I do?

  • Roof Plumbing Apprentice
  • Plumbing Apprentice

Course outcome:

11054NAT Certificate II in Plumbing Services

Industry connections

TAFE Queensland is respected as a leading expert in the plumbing industry. We remain on top of industry trends and requirements, and regularly host workshops and events where we showcase current best practice and discuss industry-relevant issues. Our industry connections and knowledge mean your TAFE Queensland qualification will be highly regarded by employers.

Work placement

This course includes 80 hours of vocational placement where you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a real work setting. Being supervised by your TAFE Queensland teachers and an employer, your skills will be developed to industry standard. Industry contacts gained through your placement may even lead you to an apprenticeship.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and elective units from the list below. You will also be required to undertake 80 hours of vocational placement in an approved setting. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • ASBAWA201
    Practice asbestos awareness in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    ASBAWA201
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Practice asbestos awareness in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2008
    Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2008
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding to provide work platforms for various occupational applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCCM2012
    Work safely at heights
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCCM2012
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on construction sites where the worker has the potential to fall from one level to another.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCCWHS2001
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely at heights

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1012
    Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1012
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCOM1013
    Plan and organise work
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCOM1013
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and organise basic work tasks on a construction site.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and organise work

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS1001
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS1001
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency specifies the mandatory work health and safety training required prior to undertaking construction work. The unit requires the person to demonstrate personal awareness and knowledge of health and safety legislative requirements in order to work safely and prevent injury or harm to self and others. It covers identifying and orally reporting common construction hazards, understanding basic risk control measures, and identifying procedures for responding to potential incidents and emergencies. It also covers correctly selecting and fitting common personal protective equipment (PPE) used for construction work.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCCWHS2001
    Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCCWHS2001
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the outcomes required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements through safe work practices in all on- or off-site construction workplaces.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2039
    Carry out interactive workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2039
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out effective communication techniques underpinning work in the plumbing and services industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2041
    Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2041
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to comply with effective workplace performance within the plumbing and services sector.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2043
    Carry out WHS requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2043
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to carry out work health and safety (WHS) requirements in a plumbing and services work environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out WHS requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2045
    Handle and store plumbing materials
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2045
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely handle and store plumbing materials and identify and address environmental concerns and associated hazards, including the disposal of waste.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Handle and store plumbing materials

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2046
    Use plumbing hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2046
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to use commonly used hand and power tools in plumbing work applications.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use plumbing hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2047
    Carry out levelling
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2047
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to plan and use levelling equipment.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Carry out levelling

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2048
    Cut and join sheet metal
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2048
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to cut and join sheet metal in the plumbing and services industry.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Cut and join sheet metal

  • UNIT CODE
  • CPCPCM2055
    Work safely on roofs
    UNIT CODE :
    CPCPCM2055
    Unit description :
    This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to work safely on roofing structures.

    Pre-requisite unit :
    CPCPCM2043
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely on roofs

  • UNIT CODE
  • HLTAID011
    Provide First Aid
    UNIT CODE :
    HLTAID011
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty in line with first aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies. The unit applies to all persons who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide First Aid

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Acacia Ridge
11 Jul 2022
10 weeks
Full time. 5 days per week for 1 week, 3-4 days per week for 9 weeks, vocational placement on other days
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $195
  • Subsidised: $745
  • Full fee: $5,835

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Certificate II in Plumbing Services (11054NAT)

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Certificate II in Plumbing Services

COURSE CODE: 11054NAT
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that you:

  • have completed Year 10 or equivalent;
  • are computer literate; and
  • provide a Statement of Attainment as evidence of completion of the unit HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation in order to process a credit transfer if you have already completed.
Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, long leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing including overalls and long sleeved, heavy duty shirts and pants (for welding). If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationery, a USB (minimum of 4GB), a calculator, and tools/equipment including a 5m tape measure.

Placement

This course includes 80 hours of vocational placement where you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a real work setting. Being supervised by your TAFE Queensland teachers and an employer, your skills will be developed to industry standard. Industry contacts gained through your placement may even lead you to an apprenticeship.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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