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Kick start your career in plumbing

Build the basic skills and knowledge you need to start your plumbing career. This entry-level course will put you on the path to gaining an apprenticeship in plumbing.

Plumbing is one of the top three occupations in the construction industry with both general and specialised plumbers in demand. Plumbers with different specialisations are areas of particularly high demand. This current requirement for plumbers will continue over the next few years, however, the job market can be quite competitive in this area.

In this course you will be given the practical skills and knowledge to use hand and power tools, carry out welding, read and interpret plans, and calculate quantities and other measurements. You will learn about working safely and effectively in the workplace and how to adhere to the industry's regulations and standards. This qualification includes a compulsory, supervised work placement where you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge and gain valuable industry contacts.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence to seek an apprenticeship in general plumbing or roof plumbing. You may also seek employment as a trade assistant. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Ashmore

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 4 months / 2 days per week

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COST

  • Full Fee $5,510
  • Subsidised $812
  • Concession $290

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Shannon Whit

The theory and backing to understand how and why we perform certain tasks

My apprenticeship training has been ‘the making of me' and has opened my eyes to the success I can achieve as an employee and maybe one day as a business owner. TAFE Gold Coast gave me the theory and backing to understand how and why we perform a certain task. I found the application of theory in the workplace gave me confidence in my trainers and TAFE Queensland as a training organisation.

Shannon Whit
Certificate III in Plumbing Services

Trades

A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical and essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Learn more about Trades Courses

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A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Ashmore 8 Feb 2018 Part time / 2 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • If you hold a current White Card and a current First Aid Certificate please ensure you bring the original documents with you for sighting upon enrolment.
  • Students will need to have successfully completed Year 10 in a Queensland secondary school or equivalent
  • If students have not completed Year 10 or are under 16 years of age then they will need to fill out an Application for Dispensation form prior to enrolment
  • Admission may be on the basis of maturity and other relevant work experience.
  • To access Certificate 3 Guarantee funding for this course the prospective student must meet all the subsidy eligibility.
  • Further funding incentives also apply to this course.  Please speak with a Customer Service Consultant on (07) 5581 8300 to check your eligibility.

Occupational Health and Safety is a critical unit in your course. It is normally a prerequisite to all of the units in the qualification and generally completed within your first two weeks of class. You cannot attend any work experience or vocational placement without already holding this unit or completing it in class.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Ashmore
Corner Heeb Street and Benowa Road
Ashmore QLD 4214

Resources required

Mandatory resources that students must bring on the first day of class to be able to participate:

  • Pens and pencils
  • Calculator
  • Measuring tape
  • Leather steel capped safety boots
  • Cotton drill overalls and long sleeved heavy duty shirts and pants (for welding)

Timetable

  • Classes are held on Thursday and Friday 8.00am-3.45pm for 4 months at Ashmore.
  • On the first day of class students should meet at Customer Service, E Block.
  • Timetable details will be advised at Orientation which is held on the first day of class.
  • Students who miss the initial Orientation will not be able to participate in any workshop activities until they have undertaken a safety induction.

Placement

This course includes 80 hours mandatory 'on the job' training (work experience) within the plumbing industry.

Units

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Core
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Core White Card
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector Core
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements Core
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools Core
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal Core
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials Core
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment Core
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment Core
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs Core
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support Core
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Core
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling Core
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Core
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$5,510

FULL FEE

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$812

SUBSIDISED

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$290

CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • and don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Payment options explained

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

This is an ideal course for students aiming to gain an apprenticeship as a Plumber.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Plumber
  • Plumbing Trade Assistant
  • Roof Plumbing Apprentice

Shannon Whit

The theory and backing to understand how and why we perform certain tasks

My apprenticeship training has been ‘the making of me' and has opened my eyes to the success I can achieve as an employee and maybe one day as a business owner. TAFE Gold Coast gave me the theory and backing to understand how and why we perform a certain task. I found the application of theory in the workplace gave me confidence in my trainers and TAFE Queensland as a training organisation.

Shannon Whit
Certificate III in Plumbing Services

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 November 2017

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