Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Course Code 22304VIC
Campus Shepparton - William Orr, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 488 hours

Course Overview

The 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is the recognised qualification to become prepared for entry into an apprenticeship (Certificate III in Plumbing) in one of the various sectors of the plumbing industry. .

Work somewhere different each day. Wherever there’s water, people need plumbers. Enrol in the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship) and get a head start on your Apprenticeship.

We’ll teach you how to use tools and equipment for the plumbing industry. Plan, mark out and calculate basic plumbing tasks. We give you access to a practice workshop where you can try things you might not see on a worksite. There’s no such thing as a dumb question. Your Trainers have seen every plumbing problem there is, and are here to help.

This course is delivered on campus. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Plumbing industry as an entry point to the Industry. The course is a prevocational course designed to develop introductory skills mainly for young people entering the plumbing industry, and to seek employment in the building trade sector..

Working in this industry may involve physically demanding work. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship), you might wish to undertake further study in the CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – William Orr Pre Apprentices- 4 days p/week, Mon Tues Thurs Frid – 8am-4.30pm – Sem 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Pre Apprentices- 4 days p/week, Mon Tues Thurs Frid – 8am-4.30pm – Sem 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will undertake simulated workplace experience within the GOTAFE workshop on campus.

Attendance at all classes is highly recommended.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Greg Kerr
Location: William Orr Campus, Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 488 $3.28 $1,600.64 $12.50 $6,100.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 488 $0.66 $322.08 $12.50 $6,100.00
Full Fee 488 $6.15 $3,001.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 488 $1.00 $488.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

It is not a requirement to be employed in the industry whilst undertaking this course.

Units of Competency

22304VIC – Core Units

VU21789 – Apply basic sheet metal practices
CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
CPCPCM2039A – Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A – Carry out measurements and calculations
VU21790 – Cut and penetrate building materials and structures
VU21791 – Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
VU21792 – Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry
VU21793 – Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting
VU21794 – Prepare to work in the plumbing industry
CUVACD303A – Produce Technical Drawings
HLTAID002 – Provide basic emergency life support
CPCCCM2001A – Read and interpret plans and specifications
VU21795 – Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
VU21796 – Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques
VU21797 – Use basic plumbing hand tools
VU21798 – Use basic power tools
VU21799 – Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations
CPCCOHS1001A – Work safely in the construction industry
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents
BSBWRT301 – Write simple documents

22304VIC – Elective Units

Unit list not available, please contact 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Projects
  • Work observation/ demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please contact the course coordinator.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 GOTAFE to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.