Certificate II Program in Pre-Vocational Plumbing

  • Certificate II in Metal Roofing and Cladding (CPC20812)
Duration Up to 18 weeks Full Time
TAFE SA CodeCP00198
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The course provides the foundation skills for a career in plumbing and roof plumbing and enhances graduates' chances of obtaining an apprenticeship in these areas.



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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    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.

    Important Information

    • The course at Elizabeth is delivered over 10 weeks and has an intake each term. The course at Noarlunga is delivered over 18 weeks and has one intake each semester.

    Employment Outcomes

    Apprenticeships are available in commercial (large construction), domestic and maintenance areas. The course is strongly supported by large and small employers as well as the leading Group Apprenticeship Scheme employers. The industry consists of self-employed tradespeople, as well as medium to large contractors. Demand is linked with activity in the construction industry. However, unlike other building trades, downturns in building activity have less effect on plumbers because of the work available in renovation and maintenance. Demand is also more stable because, by law, certain jobs must be performed by plumbers.

    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.

    Skills Covered

    Certificate II Program in Pre-Vocational Plumbing
    This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the highly demanded plumbing and services sector. You will learn skills to fabricate and install roof and wall cladding, roof drainage component and storage, along with the disposal of storm water. You will also learn how to apply safe work practices, read plans and calculate plumbing and services material and use plumbing hand and power tools. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 15 core units and 9 elective units.


    Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Certificate II in Metal Roofing and CladdingTP00485CPC20812

    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.


    The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.