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Qualifications and skills

Kick-off your plumbing career with a nationally recognised qualification. Get skills, knowledge, certification and prepare for licensing.

Before you start, at school science and technology play an increasing role in water usage so for an apprentice plumber, achieving good grades in Year 10 Science, Maths and English is important. A background in Environmental Studies can also be useful.

Certificate II

A pre-apprenticeship course that introduces basic skills and knowledge for the Certificate III in Plumbing. You'll learn:

  • safe working conditions and basic emergency life support
  • plumbing tools, equipment and materials
  • technical drawings, numeracy and calculations
  • principles of sustainability
  • identifying employment opportunities in the plumbing industry
  • and much more

Successful Certificate II completion can reduce the term of your apprenticeship. 

Click here to enrol and obtain more information.

Certificate III in Plumbing 

An apprenticeship course providing trade qualification training and support; classroom and work-based tasks focusing on practical 'job ready' skills including:

  • the six specialist streams: water, sanitary, drainage, mechanical services, roofing and gas services
  • comprehensive on-the-job experience, manual skills and working in teams

When apprentices complete Certificate III they are eligible to apply to become a registered plumber.

To find out more click here

To do the Certificate III you'll need to find an apprenticeship. Also, find out about our Group Training scheme.

Plumbing Licensing Units - Certificate IV

A qualified plumbing service tradesperson who will work as an independent contractor in the plumbing industry in either:

  • Plumbing and Services - Operations, or
  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services

Licensing course information is available here

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