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Plumbing - Certificate III (CPC32413-03V02)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: Building Construction 
Study area: Building 
National code: CPC32413  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong  Part Time Day  TBA Anytime  Mon 
Features: Apprenticeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: Plumbers are in-demand in NSW. Now is the time to get trade qualified with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Plumbing. You will graduate with a strong foundation in plumbing services and be ready to register as a journeyman plumber. Plus, the skills you gain are transferrable across all areas of building and construction.


Learn plumbing services in water, sanitation, drainage, irrigation, roofing, fire and gas including:

- Bending and joining pipes
- Welding, laying, installing and joining underground pipes
- Testing and maintaining pipes
- Marking out and installing roof rainwater components
- Reading and interpreting plans


Develop the qualities to get ahead in this field, including:

- Communication excellence
- Problem solving
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Reliability and time management
- Flexibility to perform a variety of tasks and in varied work conditions


Completing this course will equip you with:

- A nationally recognised Certificate III qualification
- Become a qualified plumbing tradesperson
- The opportunity to register as a journeyman plumber with NSW Fair Trading

**Career outcomes and job roles include:**

- Plumber
- Plumber and drainer
- Plumber and gasfitter
- Gasfitter
- Roof plumber


If owning your own plumbing business is your goal, you can become a licensed master plumber when you complete the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services.

Go on to further specialist study and develop your management and design skills for plumbing services, by studying the Diploma of Hydraulic (Plumbing) Service Design.


Given the increase in infrastructure around the state, there is an identified shortage of plumbers in metropolitan and regional NSW. 

This is an apprenticeship qualification.

To be eligible to enrol in this qualification, you must:

- Be employed as an apprentice Plumber
- Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application
- Complete formal training with TAFE NSW and your informal, on-the-job training with your employer
- Achievement of the general induction training program (commonly known as White Card). The unit *CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry* covers this requirement

This is specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) and you will need this before you can enter a construction worksite.


To be eligible to enrol in this apprenticeship qualification, you must provide evidence for the entry requirements listed under Training Package requirements.


You must complete your formal training with TAFE NSW and informal on-the-job training with your employer. Completion of this training will lead to registration as a journeyman plumber with NSW Fair Trading.

This is a licensed occupation. Check with relevant state and territory licensing and regulatory authorities. State and territory jurisdictions may have different regulatory requirements.

A typical licensing requirement focuses on construction induction training. If this is the case, you will need to complete the unit of competency: *CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry*.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

- Practical aptitude
- Good communication skills
- Good problem solving skills
- Agility and reliability
- The ability to work as part of team

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options. 
Career opportunities: Plumber, plumber and drainer, plumber and gasfitter, gasfitter, roof plumber. 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering code: 20WLG-999 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Classroom 
Duration: TBA
Scheduled attendance: This course is currently scheduled on Monday from 8.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher. 
Hours per week:
Starting from: Anytime 

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020 Time: 9.00am to 5.30pm (drop in anytime during these hours) Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong, Building J, Level G, Room 37


This is a face to face part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2.5 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 27 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including independent study and apprentice mentoring in the workplace.


This course offering is designed for people who:

- Are a registered apprentice.

Target group: Apprentices 
Applying and enrolling: Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you’re interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP) and tell them you’re interested in studying at TAFE NSW.
The ANP will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the ANP to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the ANP will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

Find out more: https://www.training.nsw.gov.au/apprenticeships_traineeships/index.html

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,990
Second qualification $3,580
NSW Apprenticeship $2,000
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $14,830
Fee explanatory text: ”**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

Students are required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:
safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.
Other information: To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:

- an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
- employed full time
- signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
- seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Plumber after successful completion
- Current ”White Card”, achievement of unit CPCCWHS1001 covers the requirement for the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007). This needs to be completed, and the White Card attained prior to entry into this Training Product.
- Students enrolled in this training product are expected to have an LLN level at ACSF Level 3 when commencing the course. TAFE NSW will make every reasonable effort to ensure it can accommodate a student’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy needs. Support is based on a review of the applicants LLN skills through diagnostic tools such as R U Ready and support from the Foundation Skills teams. If deemed applicable, a meeting will be arranged to discuss the LLN assistance that TAFE NSW can provide to the student, with a view to creating an individual training and learning plan that best addresses the student’s needs. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601