Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Code
Electrical & Plumbing
Study Area(s)
Free TAFE, Plumbing
Course Length
Full-time(14 weeks)

Start Date(s): No new enrolments for 2020
End Date(s): Waitlist for next year (2021) intake
Days and Time: Monday/ Tuesday/ Thursday and Friday - Wednesday OFF 8:00am to 4:00pm

Course Overview

This course will prepare you with the skills and knowledge for entry level into an apprenticeship (certificate III) within the plumbing industry.

This course has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic skills and knowledge that underpin the Certificate III in Plumbing, these include:

• Maintain safe working conditions

• Provide basic emergency life support

• Select and use plumbing tools, equipment and materials

• Locate, interpret and apply relevant information

• Work effectively with others

• Communication skills

• Follow instructions in a designated sequence

• Use appropriate manual handling procedures

• Produce technical drawings

• Numeracy and calculations

• Principles of sustainability

• Methods and strategies to identify employment opportunities in the plumbing industry.


You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWRT301Write Simple Documents30
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations20
CPCCCM2001ARead And Interpret Plans And Specifications36
CPCCOHS1001AWork safely in the construction industry6
CPCCOHS2001AApply Ohs Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry20
CPCPCM2039ACarry out interactive workplace communication10
CUVACD303AProduce technical drawings50
HLTAID002Provide Basic Emergency Life Support12
VU21789Apply basic sheet metal practices50
VU21790Cut and penetrate building materials and structures30
VU21791Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems30
VU21792Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry30
VU21793Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting20
VU21794Prepare to work in the plumbing industry20
VU21795Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing8
VU21796Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques20
VU21797Use basic plumbing hand tools50
VU21798Use basic power tools20
VU21799Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations30

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

You must ensure that you wear correct PPE at all times.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
492 492 $2.74 $0.55 $8.01

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer). 

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

On successful completion of the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) you will have attained a prerequisite pathway into a certificate III apprenticeship or registration level. After completion at the registration level you can continue with further study and complete the certificate IV or licensing level and progress into running your own business. 

This course is also an alternative pathway available to students in to a plumbing retail environment. 

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

This course has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic skills and knowledge that underpin the Certificate III in Plumbing.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course will lead to higher level studies at certificate III and certificate IV level. Credit transfers may be available.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you can apply online, call the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to attend a formal interview.