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Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

National ID: 52700WA | State ID: AA40

Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?

When you complete the Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) you'll be what employers are looking for as an apprentice plumber, roof plumber, or gasfitter.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, cut and join sheet metal, work safely at heights, and workplace health and safety.

North Metropolitan TAFE is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.

We will be offering 10 week programs at each of our two locations, Balga and Clarkson and applicants will be placed into one of the following groups:


Group 1 - 4 February - 12 April 2019
Group 2 - 11 March - 17 May 2019
Group 3 - 29 April - 5 July 2019


29 April - 5 July 2019     
8.00am to 12:00pm | 12.45pm to 3.45pm

Please enrol at our Joondalup campus, Student Services, Block D, 35 Kendrew Crescent.

Important Information

Students must always be work ready and this means the following is required:

  • steel capped boots with heavy leather uppers must be worn at all times - no joggers/trainers/gym shoes
  • protective eye wear (Australian Safety Glasses) - clear glasses (tinted only allowed for outdoor use).
  • 100% cotton workwear - long sleeved shirts and long pants
  • A4 notepad, red, black and blue pens, 2 pencils, eraser and yellow highlighter, 8m tape measure

Students who do not wear the appropriate footwear, clothing and eye protection will not be able to participate in training.

Ask about our fortnightly payment option.



The units in Apprenticeship are customised according to the individual Training Agreement that is negotiated with the employer and may vary (within the Qualification rules) in each case.

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCOHS2001A W9435
Carry out levelling CPCPCM2047A WF836
Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCCM1015A D7350
Carry out WHS requirements CPCPCM2043A WF833
Cut and join sheet metal CPCPCM2048A WF837
Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding CPCCCM2008B WE986
Mark out materials CPCPCM2050A WF839
Provide basic emergency life support HLTAID002 WG731
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities CPCPCM2040A WF831
Use plumbing hand and power tools CPCPCM2046A WF835
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment CPCPCM2053A WF841
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment CPCPCM2052A WF840
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector CPCPCM2041A WF832
Work safely at heights CPCCCM2010B WE987
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 AXI38
Work safely on roofs CPCPCM2055A WF843

Placement Modules

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Module 1 (Placement arranged)   AW866
Module 2 (Commenced)   AW867
Module 3 (Mid-point)   AW868
Module 4 (Completed)   AW869

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Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship in the plumbing and gas fitting trade. You will need to be employed and registered as an apprentice before you can commence apprenticeship training.

By completing a pre-apprentice qualification graduates have an improved chance of gaining an apprenticeship.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au


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Course Overview


10 weeks full time which includes 4 weeks work experience.
Course runs Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 3:45pm with a 45 minute lunch break.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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