Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course code: 22304VIC

Registered Training Organisation: Federation University

RTO Code: 4909

Course Summary

Plumbers are well-paid and in high demand. They also have the freedom to work for themselves or as a valued employee in a diverse range of environments from a small business to a large construction company.

With this VET for Senior Secondary Schools program, you will develop skills that will equip you for the workforce whilst you undertake applied learning in an adult learning environment. You will gain a nationally recognised qualification, or credit towards a qualification, that also contributes to the satisfactory completion of VCE or VCAL. You will learn practical plumbing skills in our industry-specific plumbing workshops, including reading and interpreting plans and specifications, producing technical drawings using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures.

Accreditation

Contribution towards VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded upon successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum.

Contribution towards VCE

Students who complete this program may be eligible for recognition of two or more units at units 1 & 2 level and a units 3 & 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

Scored Assessment Available

No

National or State Accreditation

National

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years

Location

Federation University

Wimmera Campus (Horsham)

Contact Days/Hours

Wednesdays 9.20 am to 3.20 pm

Structured Workplace Learning

It is recommended that students undertake a minimum of 40 hours SWL or work experience each year of this program with a licensed plumber to enhance their learning and job prospects.

Employment and Study Pathways

Possible study pathways

Career opportunities include:

  • Apprentice Plumber.

Potential career paths

After further study:

  • Qualified Plumber
  • Plumber and Gas-fitter
  • Roof Plumber
  • Small Business Owner.

Fees and Equipment

Clothing/Equipment/OH&S

Students are required to wear Australian standard work boots* and long work pants each week. Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements will be advised at Induction Day.

*Work boots are required to meet AS2210.3 class 1
i.e. comprising of a safety toe and a sole that is resistant to most oils, acids and chemicals.

Students experiencing financial disadvantage may be eligible to receive free Work Boots provided by the State Schools’ Relief Program. Contact your VET Coordinator to find out if you are eligible.

Indicative Materials Fees (To be confirmed)

$125 first year, $0 second year

Additional Requirements

Students need to be at least in Year 10 at the time of enrolment. Must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment and Pre-Training Review

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

Units Over Two Years

VU2195

Use and Apply Basic Levelling Equipment for Plumbing

VU21793

Perform Basic Oxy-Acetylene Welding and Cutting

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry (CI Card – 1st year unit)

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS Requirements, Policies and Procedures in the Construction Industry

CPCCCM2001A

Read and Interpret Plans and Specifications

CPCPCM2039A

Carry Out Interactive Workplace Communication

VU21790

Cut and Penetrate Building Materials and Structures

VU21791

Fabricate Simple Plumbing Pipe Systems

VU21797

Use Basic Plumbing Hand Tools

VU21799

Use Plumbing Pipes, Fittings and Fixtures to Simulate Plumbing Installations

BSBWRT301

Write simple documents (2nd-year unit only)

CUVACD303A

Produce technical drawings (2nd-year unit only)

VU21798

Use basic power tools

HLTAID002

Provide basic emergency life support

CPCCCM1015A

Carry out measurements and calculations

VU21796

Use basic electric welding equipment & techniques

VU21789

Apply basic sheet metal practices

VU21794

Prepare to work in the Plumbing industry

VU21792

Identify career pathways in the Plumbing industry

Contact

RTO Contact

Visit: federation.edu.au

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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