Certificate III in Plumbing

Course Code: CPC32413
Study Area:

Start date: We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Apprenticeship/Trainee - 4 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Plumber
  • Business owner

  • Employment in the industry

Course overview

This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. Occupational titles may include:  Plumber  Plumber and drainer  Plumber and gasfitter  Gasfitter  Roof plumber.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • No student selection process required

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Questioning
  • Practical Assessment
  • Knowledge Test
  • Finished product

Learning options
  • Classroom (Delivery Method)

Key study areas
This qualification provides a trade outcome in plumbing. Occupational titles may include:  Plumber  Plumber and drainer  Plumber and gasfitter  Gasfitter  Roof plumber. The qualification has core and elective unit of competency requirements that cover common and specialist skills for the plumbing industry in six specialist streams:  Stream 1 Water  Stream 2 Sanitary  Stream 3 Drainage  Stream 4 Mechanical services  Stream 5 Roofing  Stream 6 Gas services. The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or very closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered in this context. Completion of the general induction training program specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction Training for Construction Work (ASCC 2007) is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of unit CPCCOHS1001A covers this requirement.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma courses


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Apprenticeship
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,433.50
Concession - average total course fee*$686.70
Full fee - average total course fee*$16,380.00
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$945.00
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 5/09/2017 12:05 PM

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