Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Harvester’s Plumbing program is an innovative and rich course designed to equip students with the fundamental skills and knowledge required to enter the Plumbing industry.

This course will prepare graduates with the skills and knowledge for entry level into an apprenticeship (Certificate III) within the plumbing industry, this course has a range of units that introduce the learner to basic skills and knowledge that underpin the Certificate III in Plumbing. This course aims to give participants the skills and knowledge to develop informed pathways regarding the range of opportunities and streams in the plumbing industry before entering a plumbing apprenticeship.

The target audience for 22138VIC Plumbing (Preapprenticeship) are internal students from Harvester Technical College (HTC). Students are mixed in both gender and nationality and approximately range from schooling years 11 to 12 (16 – 18yrs of age).

Overview: The 22138VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Preapprenticeship) has 478 hours nominal hours. The qualification consists of 19 core units/modules. The full-time program is delivered and taught across 1 whole school year.

Delivery method: Students are taught across the whole school year (Self Paced = 76hrs; Training = 323, Assessment = 90hrs) consisting of face to face teaching and practical workshop activities.

Teaching method: All delivery is via the exposition teaching strategy / style (lecture – demonstrate model).

Structured Work Place Learning:

  • Supports the delivery and assessment of the CPCPCM2002A, BSBWRT301A, and VU20527 units of competency within this qualification. Students are required to undertake a work placement with an employer selected from the college register which is attached.
  • An agreement between Sunshine College, an Employer and the student outlines the responsibilities of all parties, the duration of the student placement and any equipment, facilities or input required from the workplace. This agreement is kept on file.

Pathways: This is an entry level qualification and is a pathway to Certificate III in Plumbing Apprenticeship. Credit transfer is available for any units of competency that are in another qualification.

Vocational Pathways: Students who have completed the Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) will be in a position to gain an apprenticeship with an employer in the plumbing industry.

Code  Unit Title Core / Specific Hours Nominal
CPCPCM2002A Carry out interactive workplace communication Core 10
BSBWRT301A Write simple documents Core 30
HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support Core 8
CPCCOHS1001A  Work safely in the construction industry Core 6
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Core 20
CPCCCM1002A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry Core 20
CPCCCM1005A Carry out measurements and calculations Core 20
CPCCCM2006A Apply basic levelling procedures Core 8
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications Core 36
CUVCRS04B Produce technical drawings Core 50
VU20526 Use basic plumbing hand tools Core 50
VU20527 Use basic power tools Core 20
VU20528 Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting Core 20
VU20529 Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques Core 20
VU20530 Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations Core 30
VU20531 Apply basic sheet metal practices Core 50
VU20532 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems Core 30
VU20533 Cut and penetrate building materials and structures Core 30
VU20534 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry Core 30