Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

National Code: 22569VIC
TAFE SA Code: AC00114


This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the plumbing and services sector and will prepare you for a pathway to an apprenticeship.
This course is strongly supported by employers including Group Apprenticeship Schemes.

You will learn about safe work practices, how to use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations, basic sheet metal practices and basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting.

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Up to 6 months 

Full Time

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Course Admission Requirements

If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Total Fees for the 6 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This course will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Plumbing) in one of the various sectors of the plumbing industry.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) (22569VIC)
    This qualification has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic plumbing skills and knowledge including:

    • working safely as part of a team
    • measuring and calculating
    • using basic industry terminology to communicate effectively
    • reading plans and specifications
    • selecting and using plumbing tools, equipment and materials
    • producing simple technical drawings
    • using basic welding equipment
    • plus using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations.
      To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 19 units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply basic sheet metal practices 50
    Carry out interactive workplace communication 10
    Carry out measurements and calculations 20
    Cut and penetrate building materials and structures 30
    Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems 30
    Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry 30
    Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting 20
    Prepare to work in the plumbing industry 20
    Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6
    Produce Technical Drawings 50
    Provide basic emergency life support 12
    Read and interpret plans and specifications 36
    Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing 8
    Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques 20
    Use basic plumbing hand tools 50
    Use basic power tools 20
    Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations 30
    Write simple documents 30
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