DurationFull-time 16 weeks
Next intakeNot applicable
This is a pre-apprenticeship program.
The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) is a nationally-recognised qualification that prepares you for a plumbing apprenticeship. It is designed to provide you with the basic skills and training in the plumbing field, and can be an important first step to your career as a plumber.
Studying full-time at RMIT, you’ll undertake practical workshops to give you hands-on experience, as well as important theory classes to give you a solid understanding of the industry. Students can also seek work experience opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge and experience of the plumbing industry which will better prepare you for a full-time apprenticeship.
When finished, you’ll have the skills and knowledge that an employer looks for when hiring an apprentice.
Are you interested in pursuing a career in trades?
Meet Associate Dean of Industry and Trades Melissa Tinetti and learn about the plumbing and electrotechnology qualifications available at RMIT, what you'll learn and where they can take you.
You will be taught in a combination of workshop and theory classes, with an emphasis on hand skills.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, and practical assignments.
Guest speakers from industry will enhance your learning experiences.
An industry engagement day is organised near the end of your program to provide you with relevant information on regulations, key employers and employment opportunities.
Students are also connected through industry associations and the RMIT Skills and Jobs Centre to assist with securing a full-time apprenticeship.
Through this certificate, you'll gain insight into the plumbing industry, understand its expectations and how you can progress.
You'll gain basic knowledge and skills through workshop classes, which will develop your understanding of welding, sheet metal, roofing, drainage, sanitary, water and gas principles. These skills will be practised at work placements.
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Program code: C2226
National curriculum code: 22569VIC
Plumbers continue to be in high demand in Australia, and the current job outlook is very strong. Plumbers may be self-employed, employed in small firms, or employed in large construction firms.
Many students of this certificate find apprenticeships while still studying. A high percentage of students who successfully complete this certificate find an apprenticeship within six months.
There are no specific entrance requirements for this training package program but applicants who have literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skill Framework (ACSF) are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of this program.
As part of the RMIT enrolment process you will be required to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment to help structure a learning program suitable for your specific needs.
Free TAFE for priority courses
The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.
JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.
If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.
The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.
- 2021 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$450* per annum
- 2021 government subsidised place: AU$2,250* per annum
- 2021 full-fee place: AU$8,750* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Eligibility Exemption criteria
**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.