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Plumbing and Gas

This group of tradespersons comprises a number of specialised areas, including plumbers, gasfitters, roof plumbers, drainers, fire protection workers and irrigation installers. Learn how to use plumbing hand and power tools, handle and store plumbing materials and operate elevated work platforms. You will cover such topics such as drainage, gas fitting, roof plumbing, water stream and sanitary. Gasfitters work with gas lines and gas related appliances, including hot water systems and space heating systems.

National ID: S0049P
State ID: S0049P
Industry Building and Construction

Basic Combustion, Flueing and Exhaust Principles

Learn how to work with gas safely and correctly to comply with WA Gas legisation and regulations. 

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Learn how to work with gas safely and correctly

Are you a gas fitter? The Gas Legislation and Safety course will provide you with the Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.  It comprises of three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Next dates for delivery

  • 21 and 22 March
  • 7 and 8 April
  • 2 and 3 May 
Short course
National ID: CPC20712
State ID: J484
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Drainage

Gain the skills needed to work in the plumbing industry, specialising in ground works.

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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.

Gain these skills

  • 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
Certificate II
National ID: CPC32713
State ID: J789
Industry Building and Construction

Certificate III in Gas Fitting

This course is designed for people who are already working in an allied trade and have pre-existing skills.

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This course is designed for people who are already working in an allied trade and have pre-existing skills. All students must already hold a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision from Energy Safety WA (SMTAFE can arrange this) Students will need to record 250 hours of Gas Fitting with a Licensed Gas Fitter in WA as per Energy Safety requirements before they will be issued a permit to work unsupervised. These hours can be accumulated as soon as an individual has a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision and are not required for the completion of the Certificate III.

People completing the course will have the skillset needed to work competently as a G class permit holder on all NG and LPG gas installations in WA and can apply to Energy Safety WA for a G class permit to work unsupervised as soon as they have recorded 250 hours.

Certificate III
National ID: S0048P
State ID: S0048P
Industry Building and Construction

Gas Safety

Receive a completion letter to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

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The Gas Legislation and Safety course comprises three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Next dates

Semester 2, 2021
  • 9 and 10 December
Short course
National ID: S0047P
State ID: S0047P
Industry Building and Construction

Gas Standards Legislation

Comprises three components, WA gas regulations, safety and basic combustion and flueing.

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The Gas Legislation and Safety course comprises three components, WA Gas Regulations, Gas Safety and Basic Combustion and Flueing.

Successful completion of the final assessment will be needed to receive a completion letter that is required by Building and Energy to apply for a Gas Fitting Permit to Work Under Supervision.

Next dates

Semester 2, 2021
  • 9 and 10 December
Short course
National ID: CPC32413
State ID: J787
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Plumbing

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes? Complete this certificate and become a plumber or gasfitter (tradesperson).

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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.

Gain these skills

  • 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
  • how to make buildings waterproof
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

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.

Certificate III
National ID: 52887WA
State ID: AC56
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship)

Get the foundation skills to become a plumbing apprentice on completion of this course.

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Does your career dream involve plumbing?

When you complete the Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

Gain these skills

  • use hand and power tools 
  • oxy-acetylene and arc weld
  • read plans
  • calculate quantities
  • cut and join sheet metal
  • work safely at heights and
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

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.

Certificate II
State ID: GAA40
Industry Building and Construction

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Business) skill set

The business units form a mandatory part of the plumbing contractor licence.

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Books that are supplied to you as part of the course fee:

• ISBN: (9781921734045) BSBSMB401A Textbook Establish Business Legal Requirements
• ISBN: (2770000021524) BCPCM4002A Estimate & Cost Plumbing Theory Notes
• IBSN: (2770000021517) BCPCM4001A Carry Out Risk Control Processes Theory Notes

Students must supply the following regulations/standards at their own cost:

• Health Regulations Standards Act ISBN: (RKH028) Treatment of Sewerage, Disposal of Effluent & Liquid Wastes
• Water Regulations Standards ISBN: (RKP 097) Plumbers Licensing and Plumbing Standards Regulations 2000
• AS/NZS 3500 Plumbing Code ISBN: 2770000019835 2015 Edition

Gain these skills:

  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • carry out work-based risk control processes
  • Estimate and cost work

Next dates

You can enrol anytime for this course to start studying online.

Skill set
State ID: GAA41
Industry Building and Construction

Plumbing Contracting Licensing (Specialist) skill set

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to operate as a plumbing contractor.

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The following theory components of the course require you to complete a workbook for each. You will be required to present these completed workbooks on the commencement of each theory class.

  • Drainage
  • Sanitary
  • Backflow
  • Water Supply

Gain these skills:

  • Design and size sanitary drainage systems, treatment plant disposal systems, sanitary plumbing systems and heated and cold water services and systems
  • Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices and hot and heated water temperature control devices

Next dates 

  • To be confirmed
Skill set
National ID: CPC32612
State ID: J493
Industry Building and Construction
Half price^

Certificate III in Roof Plumbing

Want a career working outdoors with a view? Become a roof plumber today.

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Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

When you complete the Certificate III in Roof Plumbing you will be ready for a career as a roof plumber.

Gain these skills

  • use hand and power tools
  • cut and join sheet metal
  • arc welding
  • install roof components
  • interpret plans
  • measuring
  • calculating the right amount of materials for the job
  • work with scaffolding safely at heights
  • workplace health and safety

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Rockingham Campus offers first rate, fully equipped, purpose-built workshops, where students get hands-on practice working in simulation rooms, using advanced equipment and the latest techniques.

Certificate III
State ID: GAA37
Industry Building and Construction

Service Type A Gas Appliances skill set

This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

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This course will train and assess students in the skills and knowledge required to competently service Type A gas appliances.

Students completing this course can apply to Energy Safety WA to have 'Servicing' endorsed on their G Class permit.

Gain these skills:

  • basic electrical theory 
  • characteristics of electromotive force (EMF) 
  • characteristics of fuses
  • circuit breakers
  • residual current devices and earthing systems 
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • conduction 
  • current flow 
  • ignition systems 
  • insulation 
  • isolation procedures 
  • Ohm's law 
  • burners and burner adjustment 
  • characteristics of conversion from one gas type to another 
  • classification of appliances and identification of related components 
  • electrical safety, including isolation procedures and requisite precautions 
  • gas appliance regulators 
  • gas appliance thermostats 
  • gas safety, including:
  • combustion characteristics and effects 
  • isolation procedures 
  • job safety analysis (JSA) and safe work method statements (SWMS) 
  • operation of flame failure systems used in Type A gas appliances

Next dates for delivery

  • To be confirmed.
Skill set
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