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.
- 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.
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.
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:
|Qualification||TAFE SA Code||National Code|
|Certificate II in Metal Roofing and Cladding||TP00485||CPC20812|
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.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession