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Plumbing and Gas

Our plumbing and gas qualifications cover common and specialist areas for the industry, including water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services. You will learn how to use plumbing hand and power tools, work safely on roofs, install water service controls and devices, pump sets and heating systems, cut and join sheet metal, install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, fabricate and install steel pressure piping, and install LPG systems. 

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CPC20712 J484 Drainage Certificate II On campus
Traineeship
Balga
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Does your career pipe dream involve laying real pipes?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, install drainage systems, use hand and power tools, oxy-acetylene and arc weld, read plans, calculate quantities, concreting and rendering, and workplace health and safety.

Our Balga Campus 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.

SC-MAT-V1293 Gas Awareness Short course On campus
Midland
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Get your head around the Type B appliance gas licensing system

The Type B appliance gas licensing system and the gasfitting work that can be carried out under each type of licence can be confusing.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s Gas Awareness for Managers is designed to give managers an understanding of the Licensing system, the Regulations and the responsibilities of the licensed gasfitter and the consumer (owner of the Type B appliance).

We deliver this course at our Midland Campus, or onsite, subject to group size.

Content

  • The control of all gasfitting work; the Regulations and Act enforced by
  • EnergySafety WA.
  • Licensing; types of gasfitting licenses available. Authorisations are
  • covered in depth.
  • Types of gas Appliances.
  • Responsibilities of the licensed gasfitter, the manager and the
  • consumer.
  • Gasfitting work that can be carried out under each license.
  • Gas Safety.
  • Combustion.

Duration  Half day, 8.00am to 12.00noon

 

 

SC-MAT-V1294 Gas authorisation (category 2) Short course On campus
Midland
U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000005, U000006, short course, I Permit, Energy Safety WA, Type B, appliances, gasfitter, restricted electrical, NMT16065, V1245

If you are looking to add a Gas Authorisation Category 2 qualification to your existing trade or engineering qualifications, complete North Metropolitan TAFE's 10 day course and you'll be able to service and maintain Type B gas appliances. This course will give you the skills you need to gain Gas Authorisation (Category 2) from Energy Safety WA.

If you have already successfully completed the appropriate two day supervised gas fitter course within two years of enrolling in this course then you will only need to complete an additional eight days of training.

You'll cover details such as:

  • legislation
  • OH&S
  • gas and system components
  • tools and equipment
  • electrical and gas safety and isolation procedures
  • plans and diagrams
  • testing and servicing equipment
SC-MAT-V1298 Gasfitter supervised Short course On campus
Midland
V1244, U000000, U000001, U000002, U000003, U000004, U000005, U000006, short course, I Permit, Energy Safety WA, Type B, appliances, gasfitter, restricted electrical, gas authorisation, NMT16069

Get qualified to carry out gas fitting under supervision

Successful completion of this two day course will mean you can carry out gas fitting work under the supervision of a Supervising Gasfitter.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s Gasfitter Supervised course meets the ‘Training Plan’ requirements set by EnergySafety WA that all supervised gasfitters should complete before they begin gasfitting work.  This course is a pre-requisite to the eight day training program for Gas Authorisation Category 2, from EnergySafety WA.

Course content includes:

  • Legal restrictions and compliances for installation
  • Gas safety
  • Combustion fundamentals
  • Pressure testing and purging
  • 1.4 Legislation
  • 2.1 Safety OHS
  • 3.2 Ventilation Systems
  • 4.2 GAS -Purging and Pressure Testing Systems
CPC32413 J787 Plumbing Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
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Gain the skills you need to take your career as a plumber or gasfitter further

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. Our Balga Campus 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.

The Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • 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
  • Install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes
  • Make buildings waterproof
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical, manual work
  • Careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
52700WA AA40 Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship) Certificate II On campus
Balga
Clarkson
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Term 2 intake 1-01.pngTerm 2 intake - Certificate II in Plumbing (Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship)

(Balga and Clarkson campuses only)

Applications for this course at our Balga and Clarkson campuses are now open. Apply now.

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 groups.

Balga Campus
Group 1, Mon 3 February 2020  – Thursday 9 April 2020
Group 2, Mon 9 March 2020 – Friday 15 May 2020
Group 3, Mon 20 April 2020 – Friday 26 June 2020

Clarkson Campus
Group 1, Mon 3 February 2020  – Thursday 9 April 2020
Group 2, Mon 20 April 2020 – Friday 26 June 2020

EAA83 Plumbing Contractors Licence Skill Set Skill set On campus
Balga
Licensed, Licenced, plumber, Plumbing, Licensing, Board, PLB, License, Contractor’s, Drainage, Backflow, and, water supply, Sanitary, Tradesperson, systems

Become the real deal with just six-weeks of full-time study to earn your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence

On successful completion of this skill set you will be able to apply to the Plumbing Licensing Board (PLB), for your Plumbing Contractor’s Licence.

You will also gain the skills to be able to supervise works carried out by tradespersons and/or apprentices; build your own business; estimate job costs on water, sanitary and drainage systems, and much more.

You’ll need to successully complete all of the units listed below to apply for the full Plumbing Contractor’s Licence. If however you wish to specialise in only Drainage or Backflow and Water Supply, you will need to complete the core units and the units listed in your chosen specialisation.

Core Units (requirements for any licence by the PLB)

  • BSBSMB401 Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • CPCPCM4012A Estimate and cost work
  • CPCPCM4011A Risk control

Drainage specialisation
Complete the three core units listed above plus:

  • CPCPDR4011B Design and size sanitary drainage systems
  • CPCPDR4013B Design and size domestic treatment plant disposal systems

Backflow and water supply specialisation
Complete the three core units listed above plus:

  • CPCPWT4022A Commission and maintain backflow prevention devices
  • CPCPWT4023A Commission and maintain hot and heated water temperature control devices
  • CPCPWT4011B Design and size heated and cold water services and systems

Sanitary specialisation
Please note there is no stand alone sanitary licence issued by the PLB. It can only be part of a drainage or backflow and water supply licence.

  • CPCPSN4011B Design and size sanitary plumbing systems
CPC32612 J493 Roof Plumbing Certificate III Apprenticeship
On campus
Balga
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Do you want a trades career working outdoors with a view?

You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the roof plumbing and services industry.

The Certificate III in Roof Plumbing is an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Gain these skills
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Cut and join sheet metal
  • Arc welding
  • Install roof components
  • Interpret plans
  • Measure and calculate the right amount of materials for the job
  • Working with scaffolding safely at heights
  • Workplace health and safety
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Enjoy practical, manual work
  • Careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Comfortable working in a physical environment
  • Comfortable working at heights

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Page last updated October 10, 2019