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Swinburne University of Technology

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Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

  • Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
10 weeks full-time
Course Code
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) aims to provide students with training similar to that of a first-year plumbing apprentice. The objective is to develop work skills for the plumbing trades, including problem identification and problem solving. You'll be studying in a supportive small group environment, in our $10m green trades training centre, using the latest industry-standard equipment and with skillful and experienced practitioners as your teachers.
Plumbers (and their apprentices) work in domestic, commercial and industrial settings. Employers look for apprentices and trainees who are work-ready, adaptable and efficient (as well as dependable and customer-friendly). Training elements and the advice you get throughout the course will emphasise the importance of understanding what your clients want, how to work with an employer and contribute to a safe and efficient workplace.
This pre-apprenticeship qualification is about giving you exposure to the work, equipment and expectations you might face. This includes; technical drawing, measurements and calculations; plumbing and power tools; welding; pipes, fitting and fixtures; work safety and occupational, health and safety (OH&S) practices. It can help identify your interest in a specific area of plumbing, such as water, sanitary, gas fitting, roofing or mechanical services.
Being a trained pre-apprentice should give you an advantage over non-trained applicants when applying for either apprentice or trainee positions.

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Course structure

To obtain a Certificate II in Plumbing, students must complete 19 units of competency. These involve both theory and practical skills. Training and assessment is conducted in a simulated workplace environment.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.