VET Plumbing

22138VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Length of course:  2 years

Auspiced by Box Hill Institute

VET Plumbing is delivered predominantly on site by an industry trainer and provides the opportunity for students to gain employment in the building and construction industry, in particular plumbing.  

Students will develop skills in the use of relevant hand and power tools, learn the basics of welding and cutting and gain an understanding of plumbing fixtures, fittings and appliances.  

VET Plumbing is offered as a packaged program with students gaining additional skills and knowledge in VCE Product Design and Technology, Maths, Visual Communication (Trade Drawing) and VET Building.  

OHS requires that correct clothing and footwear must be worn by students at all times in the workshop. 

Students are to complete Structured Workplace Learning as part of this program.

This course provides the opportunity for those wishing to gain employment in the building and construction industry, in particular plumbing with the required prerequisite knowledge and skills to gain access to a wide range of apprenticeships offered within this industry.

Length of Program: Two Years

Unit of Competency

Hours

VU20527

Use basic power tools 

20hrs

VU20526

Use basic plumbing hand tools

16 hrs

CUVCRS04B

Produce technical drawings

40 hrs

CPCPCM2002A

Carry out interactive workplace communications

10hrs

CPCCCM2006A

Apply basic levelling procedures

8 hrs

CPCCCM1005A

Carry out measurements and calculations

20 hrs

CPCCCM1002A

Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry

20 hrs

BSBWRT301A

Write simple documents

30hrs

HLTFA201A

Provide basic life support

8hrs

CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

6hrs

VU20529

Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques

20 hrs

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies &procedures in the construction industry

20 hrs

CPCCCM2001A

Read and interpret plans and specifications

40 hrs

VU20530

Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations

30 hrs

VU20528

Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting

20 hrs

VU20534

Identify career pathways in thePlumbing industry

30 hrs

VU20533

Cut and penetrate building materials and structures

30 hrs

VU20532

Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems

40 hrs

VU20531

Apply basic sheet metal practices

50 hrs

Pre- requisites

Students must also undertake VCE VET Building and Construction, Product Design & Technology (Engineering), Maths and Visual

PATHWAYS ……where may this program lead?

TAFE/TRAINEESHIPS/ APPRENTICESHIPS  

Before finalising units consult a careers adviser and check:

  • Tertiary entry requirements -

Prerequisite and/or recommended units

Special entry requirements eg. Folio, interviews

Plumbing, Building and Construction, Metal Fabrication trades

  

EMPLOYMENT 

Plumbing, Construction Industry, Manufacturing

 


TWO YEAR PROGRAM

22138VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

 

COMMON UNITS

 

Year 11

English 1

VET Plumbing

 

 

Design & Technology (Wood or Engineering) 1

VCE VET Building 1

 

Mathematics   1

VCE Vet Building 1A

 

 

English 2

VET Plumbing

 

 

Design & Technology (Wood or Engineering) 2

VCE VET Building 2

 

Mathematics  2

 

Visual Communication 1 (Technical Drawing)

 

COMMON UNTS

RECOMMENDED UNITS 

SUGGESTED  ELECTIVES – choose one

Year 12

English 3

VET Plumbing

Design & Technology (Wood or Engineering) 3

Further Mathematics  3

 

  • Business Management 3
  • Outdoor & Environmental Education 3

 

  • VCE VET Building 3 

 

English 4

VCE VET Plumbing

Design & Technology (Wood/Engineering) 4

Further Mathematics  4

 

  • Business Management 4
  • Outdoor & Environmental Education 4
  • VCE VET Building 4
                       

 

CONTRIBUTION TO THE VCE

Students who complete VET Plumbing will be eligible for five units of credit towards their VCE:

 

ATAR CONTRIBUTION

There is no Unit 3 & 4 sequence for this program and therefore it does not contribute towards a study score.  Students are advised to discuss the implications of this at time of interview and program planning.

Fees

This subject has a materials charge. Please contact the College for details.                                      

Information current at  May 2015.