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Certificate III in Plumbing

National ID: CPC32413 | State ID: J787

 

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter, and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes, and how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.

South Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

The Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

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OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
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  • When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see
http://joboutlook.gov.au/

Further study opportunities:

Certificate IV in Plumbing Services
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Where Rockingham
Duration

6 Semester apprenticeship

HowApprenticeship
WhenAvailable Semester 1, 2018
Fees and charges

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

View our 2018 Indicative Fees list.

These fees are indicative only for students enrolling in government funded courses on a full time basis.

The indicative fees for a course may differ between training providers due to the units they have included in the course outline. These differences generally result from adapting courses to meet local industry needs. The actual cost of a course will also vary if different electives are chosen by the student.

Other charges may apply.

VET Student Loans 

Students in an eligible diploma qualifications and above may be assisted through a loan under the Commonwealth Government's VET Student Loan scheme. For more information on entrance requirements and eligible course list please see www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans 

For information on VET Student Loans at South Metropolitan TAFE please visit the Student Loans page.

International students

Fees, charges, available locations, applications, and enrolment procedures for international students are different to those applicable to local students.

International students can only study full-time.

For information on international student fees and application, please follow this link to the  TAFE International WA website 

Units

The units in Traineeships and Apprenticeships are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Stage 1A Introduction
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industryCPCCOHS2001AW9435
Carry out WHS requirementsCPCPCM2043AWF833
Cut and join sheet metalCPCPCM2048AWF837
Mark out materialsCPCPCM2050AWF839
Provide basic emergency life supportHLTAID002WG731
Provide basic emergency life supportHLTFA211AWD144
Use plumbing hand and power toolsCPCPCM2046AWF835
Stage 1B Common/Gas Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out interactive workplace communicationCPCPCM2039AWE999
Fabricate and install non-ferrous pressure pipingCPCPCM3023AWF846
Handle and store plumbing materialsCPCPCM2045AWF834
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantitiesCPCPCM2040AWF831
Size consumer gas piping systemsCPCPGS3057AWF903
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2052AWF840
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sectorCPCPCM2041AWF832
Stage 1C Common/Drainage
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out levellingCPCPCM2047AWF836
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipmentCPCPCM2049AWF838
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffoldingCPCCCM2008BWE986
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systemsCPCPDR2024AWF859
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipmentCPCPCM2053AWF841
Work safely on roofsCPCPCM2055AWF843
Stage 1D Sanitary/Drainage
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Install and fit off sanitary fixturesCPCPSN3024AWF960
Install below ground sanitary drainage systemsCPCPDR3022AWF863
Install discharge pipesCPCPSN3022AWF958
Locate and clear blockagesCPCPDR2021AWF856
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage systemCPCPDR3021AWF862
Stage 2A Sanitary/Gas Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Fabricate and install sanitary stacksCPCPSN3023AWF959
Install gas piping systemsCPCPGS3056AWF902
Install gas pressure control equipmentCPCPGS3048AWF894
Install gas sub-metersCPCPGS3055AWF901
Plan layout of a residential sanitary plumbing systemCPCPSN3011BWF957
Purge consumer pipingCPCPGS3051AWF897
Stage 2B Water
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Connect and install storage tanks to a domestic water supplyCPCPWT3020AWF964
Fit off and commission heated and cold water servicesCPCPWT3026AWF970
Install and adjust water service controls and devicesCPCPWT3022AWF966
Install and commission water heating systemsCPCPWT3023AWF967
Set out and install water servicesCPCPWT3021AWF965
Stage 2C Water/Roofing
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Collect and store roof waterCPCPRF2023AWF948
Connect irrigation systems from drinking water supplyCPCPWT3027AWF971
Fabricate and install roof drainage componentsCPCPRF3022AWF951
Install water pumpsetsCPCPWT3025AWF969
Stage 2D Common/Fire Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Carry out simple concreting and renderingCPCPCM2054AWF842
Fabricate and install fire hydrant and hose reel systemsCPCPFS3031AWF871
Flash penetrations through roofs and wallsCPCPCM3021AWF844
Install trench supportRIICCM210AWB570
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion methodCPCPCM3022AWF845
Stage 3A Drainage/Sanitary
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Drain work siteCPCPDR2025AWF860
Install domestic treatment plantsCPCPDR2022AWF857
Install on-site disposal systemsCPCPDR3023AWF864
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosuresCPCPDR2026AWF861
Install pre-treatment facilitiesCPCPSN3025AWF961
Stage 3B Gas Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Calculate and install natural ventilation for Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3054AWF900
Disconnect and reconnect Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3053AWF896
Install and commission Type A gas appliancesCPCPGS3061AWI774
Install Type A gas appliance fluesCPCPGS3049AWF895
Stage 3C Gas Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Install LPG storage of aggregate storage capacity up to 500 litresCPCPGS3059AWF905
Install LPG systems in caravans, mobile homes and mobile workplacesCPCPGS3046AWF892
Install LPG systems in marine craftCPCPGS3047AWF893
Stage 3D Gas Services
Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Design and size consumer gas installationsCPCPGS4011CWI775
How to apply

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable),
please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

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This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable),
please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

This course will not use TAFE Admissions for Semester One 2018, please apply direct as per the following.

  • For apprenticeships and traineeships (where available), you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.
  • For international students (where available), contact
    www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.
  • For all other courses, or if you need help or have questions please call us on
    1800 001 001, email us at info@smtafe.wa.edu.au, or use the enquiry form below.

Please note: All enrolling students will require a Unique Student Identifier number.

If you are unsure if you have the entry requirements (meet one of the three alternatives under Entrance Requirements, where applicable),
please apply anyway with as much information as you can provide, alternatives such as literacy or numeracy tests, or entry based on past experience may be possible. 1800 001 001 for more information.

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