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22569VIC VETDSS - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)*


2 Years ½ Day/Week


East GeelongWerribee






Partial completion

Entry requirements

  • Attending a secondary school
  • Literacy and numeracy level equivalent to the successful completion of Year 9

You will learn

  • Skills in using basic plumbing tools, power tools, and levelling equipment, as well as working with sheet metal
  • How to use pipes, fittings, and fixtures for plumbing installations, as well as cutting and penetrating building materials
  • Learn to measure accurately and understand plumbing plans
  • Apply safe work practices and develop effective communication skills
  • Develop technical drawing skills

Course outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will receive:

  • Recognition of up to two VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • ATAR contribution: Students who receive a VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence for VCE VET Plumbing qualification will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).
  • A Statement of Attainment for the partial completion of Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Dress code and course materials

Assessment is based on

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Online quizzes

Further study options

* to complete the remaining units to gain the full qualification

**offered as an Apprenticeship only

      = Guaranteed Gordon pathway course

How to apply

You must first speak to your school about VETDSS before proceeding with the below application.

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application or watch our how to apply video.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

2024 VET Full Year
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered East Geelong Campus
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2024 VET Full Year
Werribee (area) 
Open: 1 Aug 2023
Close: 12 Mar 2024 
Class DayDelivered Wyndham Central College TTC
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  


Unfortunately we cannot always guarantee you will secure a place in your selected course. We recommend you apply early.



Core Units Code Hours
Apply WHS requirements policies and procedures in the construction industry CPCCWHS2001 20
Carry out interactive workplace communication CPCPCM2039A 10
Carry out measurements and calculations CPCCCM1015 20
Cut and penetrate building materials and structures VU23047 30
Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry VU23049 30
Prepare to work in the plumbing industry VU23051 20
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry CPCCWHS1001 6
Produce technical drawings CUAACD303 50
Provide basic emergency life support HLTAID010 12
Read and interpret plans and specifications CPCCCM2001 36
Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing VU23052 8
Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques VU23053 20
Use basic plumbing hand tools VU23054 50
Use basic power tools VU23055 20
Use plumbing pipes fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations VU23056 30
Write simple documents BSBWRT311 30


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by the Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check


Date published: 20/11/2023 4:17:59 PM