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Program Overview

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.


Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their Certificate III in Plumbing Services.

Call 1300 82 33 87 for more information.


    Program Fees and Charges

    Click HERE for more information.

      Skills Recognition Online Tool

      If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.

      A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.


        Program Contact

        Graeme Bendle: +61 (03) 9919 7334


          Program Quick Guide

          Are you starting as an apprentice in the Plumbing Industry?

          A CPC32413 - Certificate III in Plumbing from VU will provide you with the training and support to gain your trade qualification.

          Our courses include a blend of classroom and work based tasks a combination that focuses on applying the skills and knowledge you learn at your workplace. The result, you become a job ready graduate!


            Program Structure

            Units of competency from a minimum of four of the following 6 plumbing streams are required for award of this qualification. Stream 1 Water and Stream 2 Sanitary are mandatory.

            The following units of competency are required for award of this qualification:

            • Stream 1 Water (mandatory): 24 core units and 5 elective units from the water stream and;
            • Stream 2 Sanitary (mandatory): 6 core units and 4 elective units from the sanitary stream.

            Plus 2 of the following four streams:

            • Stream 3 Drainage: 9 core units and 3 elective units from the drainage stream
            • Stream 4 Mechanical services: 4 core units and 11 elective units from the mechanical services stream
            • Stream 5 Roofing: 8 core units and 4 elective units from the roofing stream
            • Stream 6 Gas services: 12 core units and 5 elective units from the gas services stream

            Click HERE for more information.

            Pathway Opportunities

            Find out more about pathways and credits.


              Workplace Health & Safety

              Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us.  It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.

              For more information click HERE.


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