People seeking a career as a registered or licensed plumber are now able to enrol for training at Kangan Institute, with the addition of new plumbing qualifications to its current suite of courses at Broadmeadows campus.
Enrolments are open for the Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32413), with training to begin late October. Plans are in place to launch the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912) in 2022.
The courses will be delivered at the TAFE’s $5.6 million Trades and Skills Centre, which will be completed in the near future.
Developed in a refurbished building, the state-of-the-art facility boasts specialist features including a multi storey plumbing training tower, pneumatics and hydraulics facilities and a gas equipment fitting training room. The facility also features a simulation sandpit for various plumbing activities including laying pipe systems, gas lines and trench shoring.
Kangan Institute Chief Industry Engagement and Education Delivery Officer Arron Wood AM says the new plumbing courses address strong industry demand for skilled workers.
“The development of the new facility addresses a skills training gap in the north west corridor,” says Mr Wood.
The new facility will have capacity to train 300 additional students - mostly apprentices.
“Offering these additional plumbing courses will allow Kangan Institute students to continue their learning beyond the certificate II course currently offered at Broadmeadows campus. This makes it so much easier for our students who can stay with Kangan Institute to complete their studies in full,” says Mr Wood.
Representatives from various apprenticeship providers, including Apprenticeship Employment Network executive director Gary Workman, participated in a recent virtual tour of the near-complete training centre.
Mr Workman says the new training centre will provide plumbing training within state of art facilities.
“Students will be able to interact with the latest technologies and apply this in their workplace,” says Mr Workman.
“Along with plumbing, many trades within the construction sector are facing skill shortages, and this centre will be critical in supporting local jobseekers appreciated the full breadth of construction trade technologies.”
Developed with the support of the Victorian Government’s TAFE Asset Maintenance Fund, the Trades and Skills Centre will also feature electrical training laboratories and welding bays.
Construction began in May 2021 in partnership with Harris HMC builders.
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