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CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing

National ID: CPC32413 | State ID: J787

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter, and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes, and how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.

Personal requirements:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, and
  • Good interpersonal skills and good mobility.

Some of the knowledge and skills you will gain are:

  • Preparing and/or studying plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed.
  • Finding and marking positions for connections, measuring pipes and marking cutting or bending lines, then cutting holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes.
  • Cutting, threading and bending pipes, assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings, and joining pipe sections and securing pipes.
  • Testing lines as required by local plumbing regulations.
  • Installing equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units.
  • Welding and braising pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel).
  • System testing and commissioning.
  • Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems.

 

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Half price*

Half price courses under the Lower Fees, Local skills initiative are half price for everyone, plus there are fee caps. The fees cap means that regardless of how much your course fees are, under Lower fees, local skills you will not pay more than a set total amount.

The concession rate course fee cap of $400 (from the date the new fee applied) applies to:

  • All students aged 15-24 years
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding: 
    • a pensioner concession card;
    • a repatriation health benefits card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs; or
    • a Health Care Card
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution
  • Secondary school-aged persons, not enrolled at school.

The non-concession course fee cap is $1,200 (from the date the new fee applied). 

Please note: Only course tuition fees are half price for the Lower fees, local skills qualifications. You may be required to pay other fees for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Important information

The Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship: you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

Please see our apprenticeship page for more information.

Licensing Outcomes

Completion of this qualification enables an individual to apply for a Plumbing License.

 

Job opportunities

When you complete this course you will be employable as a qualified Plumber.

Jobs and Pathways

For information about jobs and pathways please see

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

 

 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 
Short Courses and Skill Sets

Enrol in a short course or skill set by completing the form below, calling our student services team on 1800 672 700 or visiting your local campus.

 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Training at CRTAFE will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a combination of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. While the mode of delivery may vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken and the support available to them.

Available all year round, 2020

Geraldton Campus - Apprenticeship

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Duration 3 year/s
When Available all year round
Where Geraldton Campus
How Apprenticeship
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Page last updated August 14, 2020