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  • 52700WA

Certificate II in Plumbing

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Roof Plumbing Apprentice
  • Plumbing Apprentice
  • Plumber's Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

52700WA Certificate II in Plumbing

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Course overview

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.

Plumbing is one of the top three occupations in the construction industry with both general and specialised plumbers in demand. Plumbers with different specialisations are areas of particularly high demand. This current requirement for plumbers will continue over the next few years, however, the job market can be quite competitive in this area.

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 1 elective unit from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCCM2008B
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding
CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCOHS2001A
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2041A
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2043A
Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2046A
Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2050A
Mark out materials
CPCPCM2052A
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
CPCPCM2053A
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2055A
Work safely on roofs
HLTAID002
Provide basic emergency life support
CPCCCM1015A
Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCPCM2047A
Carry out levelling
CPCCCM2010B
Work safely at heights
CPCPCM2040A
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
VPC080
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

It is recommended that students have completed Year 10 or equivalent.

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, a calculator, and tools/equipment including a 5m tape measure.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland