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CPC20720 Certificate II in Drainage

National ID: CPC20720 State ID: BGB4
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Set down the ground work for your career

The Certificate II in Drainage is suitable for people working in the plumbing industry that specialise in ‘ground works’. South Metropolitan TAFE trains and assesses the Certificate II in Drainage at Rockingham as part of our general plumbing training program.

The standard term for a contract is 18 months. Achieving this qualification is a good stepping stone towards completing a full plumbing qualification.


  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • Carry out WHS requirements
  • Use plumbing and power tools
  • Simple concreting and rendering
  • Installation of stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
  • Install on-site disposal systems
  • Provide basic emergency life support

This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped for each year at $1,200; or $400 (plus resource fee) if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

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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

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre closest to you.

This Certificate must be achieved within a training contract to comply with plumbing licensing regulations.

People working in drainage, usually work outdoors in hot and cold conditions and often in dusty environments close to loud machinery. The skills are applicable to private and civil works.

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

Work placement is mandatory for completion of this course. SM TAFE will arrange a suitable work placement within industry for you which will involve your attendance at a workplace.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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