Plumbing

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Our plumbing courses provide you with a solid foundation of practical skills to become a licensed plumber and work on a broad range of domestic and commercial plumbing jobs. You will learn technical skills in areas such as gas fitting, water supply, sanitary fixtures and fittings, roofing, drainage and mechanical processes.

As a plumbing apprentice, you get the best of both worlds; learning on-the-job from your employer as well as from our specialist trainers at TAFE. The Gordon's campuses at East Geelong and Hoppers Crossing are home to world-class trade facilities with plumbing courses designed by industry bodies, to give you the latest skills and knowledge being used in your trade.

Get the edge before your apprenticeship

Our pre-apprenticeships program is a proven pathway to securing an apprenticeship and a great way to try out the plumbing trade. You can also shave off some of your TAFE training time, once you start your full apprenticeship! Find out more about starting an apprenticeship. Or if you are an employer find out more about taking on an apprentice.

 

Finished your trade? Get your licence. 

If you’re a qualified plumber looking to apply for specific licences, we also offer the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services. This is made up of 11 short courses, aligned to the licensing stream requirements set by the VBA. 

Information sessions

Courses

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22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

Our Certificate II in Plumbing course gives you the core skills and knowledge for the industry, and improves your chances of gaining a plumbing apprenticeship

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CPC32413 Certificate III in Plumbing~

Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship that will prepare you with the practical hands-on training needed for a career as a skilled plumber. Apply now!

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CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services~

Apply now for our Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services course to learn the skills required to pursue your plumbing career

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Business and Estimating~

Apply now for our Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services course to learn the skills required to pursue your plumbing career

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Drainage~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Drainage and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Gas~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Gas and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Mechanical~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Mechanical and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Roofing~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Roofing and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Sanitary~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Sanitary and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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CPC40912 Course in Plumbing - Water~

Apply now for our Course in Plumbing – Water and complete 3 units & a specialist/stream unit to be able to apply for your VBA licence

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Student story

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“I’m a commercial roof plumber, yet I am learning all the skills associated with other plumbing trades. This is making me a better tradesperson. It’s one of the great things about training at The Gordon, you learn all the key skills you need for your industry. So even though I am in the third year of my apprentice, I’m still learning something new every day. 

I’ve been well supported by my teachers throughout my apprenticeship too, and with first class facilities, the simulated training really supports my development on the job. My aspirations are to continue studying with The Gordon and complete a Certificate IV in Building and Construction."


Reace Curnow, Certificate III in Plumbing

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