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Plumbing & Gasfitting

Do something different every day with a qualification in Plumbing & Gasfitting from GOTAFE.

Where there's people and water, there's a need for plumbers

Plumbing is more than just drains and blocked pipes—it's a career that can take you from dripping taps to irrigation systems, and from homes to large agricultural projects. Studying at GOTAFE, you'll combine on campus training with learning onsite at your apprenticeship. You'll be coached by industry professionals, and can customise your training to suit your interests and employment. We'll help you apply to the Plumbing Industry Commission for registration, so you can choose your own path in life—whether that's running your own business, or working with a team.


Get a recognised qualification with one of our accredited courses. We offer a range of courses in different areas, so no matter what your goals are, we have a course for you.

Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) (22569VIC)

Give your career as a plumber the best start with a Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship from GOTAFE.

Certificate III in Plumbing (CPC32420)

Become a qualified Plumber with a Plumbing Apprenticeship from GOTAFE.

Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40920)

If you want to further your skills to seek employment in the Building Trade Industry, the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service could be for you.

"With Plumbing, you do a lot of your learning on-the-job, but GOTAFE fills up the little gaps in our skills, making sure we understand the full process. When we are on site, it is sometimes hard to be shown the whole process, we have deadlines to meet. Coming to TAFE helps with that. This course gets you a bit more hands-on with the tools, so when you're on the job you aren't starting fresh, you already have an idea about what to do."

– Connor

Why study with GOTAFE?

Hands-on training

Our Trainers are all industry-qualified, with extensive experience in the Plumbing & Gasfitting industry and the practices and processes you'll use day-to-day in the workplace. With different specialty areas to choose from, and a range of courses from pre-apprenticeships through to Certificate IV, we've got a course for every interest and ambition.

Our training is hands-on and flexible, and will provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for. You'll graduate with both a recognised qualification, and the practical experience to match.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our work stations replicate real job sites, so you can become familiar with current industry equipment and train using tools that are up-to-date and relevant to the job. Our equipment is top-of-the-range, and you'll learn to use a variety of leading tools so you're prepared for any job site.

Industry skills to take you far

Whether you choose to stay local, or take your career elsewhere, you'll have the skills to take you where you want to go. Jobs for plumbers are expected to grow over the next five years, with an estimated 6000 new jobs becoming available in the market.

We work closely with local employers to understand their skills needs, and we'll teach you the skills that will push you to the front of the queue when you're looking for a jobs.

Study with us, and start your career off on the right foot.

See what our students have to say

Find out what it’s like to study Plumbing & Gasfitting with GOTAFE. Get a feel for our campuses and see what our students have to say.