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Kick start your future with a pre-apprenticeship

For a limited time, this course has State Government funding available. Conditions Apply. Call us for more details - 1800 654 447.

This qualification will prepare you with the practical skills and knowledge to enter into an apprenticeship in the plumbing and gas fitting industry. You will learn skills that enable you to read plans and calculate quantities, use hand and power tools and carry out welding. You will also learn about working safely, work effectively in the workplace and organise your work. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned and gain valuable industry contacts and experience through a minimum of 80 hours work placement. A General Safety Induction (White Card) is also delivered in this course – an industry requirement allowing you to work on any Queensland construction site. Course details

Industry endorsed


Acacia Ridge, Alexandra Hills, Eagle Farm

Key dates and info


Full time: 10 weeks, 10 weeks / 5 days per week, 10 weeks / up to 5 days per week, 12 weeks

Course details


  • Full Fee $5,500
  • Subsidised $805
  • Concession $280

Cost details

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How to enrol

Key dates

Acacia Ridge 23 Apr 2018 Full time / 5 days per week Classroom
Alexandra Hills 23 Apr 2018 Full time Classroom
18 Jul 2018 Full time Classroom
Eagle Farm 16 Jul 2018 Full time / up to 5 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

Sound achievement in Year 10 English and Mathematics or equivalent is recommended.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Alexandra Hills
Windemere Road
Alexandra Hills QLD 4161

Eagle Farm
776 Kingsford Smith Drive
Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Resources required

Personal protective equipment (PPE):

Students must be adequately clothed in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. Students are responsible for wearing appropriate clothing which minimises risks to them.

  • Protective footwear - Safety toe, leather upper, non slip safety footwear must be worn. They must comply with AS2210 and be in good condition.
  • Eye protection - Clear safety glasses, (tinted or sunglasses not acceptable). These must conform to the Australian Standard AS 1336 or AS 1337.
  • Protective clothing - as per trade standards, (100% cotton drill) overalls or long cotton trousers and a long sleeve cotton shirts are required to be worn at all times when undertaking practical welding training to AS4602:1:2011.  In summer the students may choose to wear cotton drill shorts and short sleeved shirts.
  • Ear protection - Ear plugs or ear muffs (must conform to AS/NZS 2210).
  • Head and Eye protection - Arc welding helmet to AS1337.1 & AS1338 and Oxy welding goggles. Whilst welding, long sleeved cotton shirts and trousers must be worn at all times.
  • hair-cap
  • Hand protection - Gauntlet leather welding gloves to AS2161

Students failing to meet these required standards of PPE will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:

  • A4 notebook
  • pencil 2H and 4H
  • eraser (soft)
  • pens
  • set rule-metric 62M rule
  • 300mm long scale rule
  • set of drawing instruments-compass set (quality instruments)
  • 8 m fully metric measure.


Acacia Ridge: 
Week 1 - Classes are Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 3.45 pm
Week 2 - 10 ( Excluding week 8 - see below) Classes are Monday - Wednesday 8.00 am - 3.45 pm with Thursday and Friday of mandatory Work Placement
Week 8 - Welding Classes are Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 3.45 pm with Friday of mandatory Work Placement.

Alexandra Hills:
Full time
Weeks 1-3 and week 12 Monday to Friday. 
Weeks 4 - 9 Monday to Wednesday.
Weeks 4 - 9 Optional work placement will be Thursday and Friday.
Weeks 10 and 11 Optional work placement will be Monday to  Friday.

Part Time
Week 1 Monday to Friday
Weeks 2 - 9 Monday and Tuesday
Weeks 12 - 14 Monday and Tuesday
Weeks 16- 20 Monday and Tuesday
Optional Work Placement:
Weeks 10 - 11 Optional work placement will be Monday to  Friday
Week 15 Optional work placement will be Monday to  Friday

Full time
Week 1 Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm -  Optional Work Placement Wednesday.
Week 2 TAFE Monday to Friday - 8.00 am - 4.00 pm. 
Week 3 Optional Work Placement  Monday, TAFE Tuesday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Weeks 4 - 9  TAFE Monday - Wednesday, Optional Work Placement Thursday and Friday.
Week 10  TAFE Monday to Friday - 8.00 am - 4.00 pm

Eagle Farm: 
Week 1 Classes are Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm 
Weeks 2 - 10 Classes are Monday to Wednesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm with Thursday and Friday mandatory work placement.


Acacia Ridge:
Thursday and Friday mandatory work placement.

Alexandra Hills:  
Full Time

Weeks 4 - 9 Optional work placement will be Thursday and Friday.
Weeks 10 and 11 Optional (but highly recommended) work placement will be Monday to  Friday.
Part Time
Weeks 10 - 11 Optional work placement will be Monday to  Friday
Week 15 Optional work placement will be Monday to  Friday
Full Time
Week 1 Optional Work Placement Wednesday.
Week 3 Optional Work Placement  Monday.
Weeks 4 - 9  Optional Work Placement Thursday and Friday.

Eagle Farm: 
Thursday and Friday mandatory work placement.

Important Information

Students who hold a White Card must provide evidence of this to their teacher on the first day of class.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all mandatory units from the list below.

Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

VPC080 Vocational placement Mandatory Mandatory for Acacia Ridge and Eagle Farm only; Optional for Alexandra Hills
CPCCCM2008B Erect and dismantle restricted height scaffolding Mandatory
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry Mandatory
CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities Mandatory
CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector Mandatory
CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements Mandatory
CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools Mandatory
CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal Mandatory
CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials Mandatory
CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment Mandatory
CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment Mandatory
CPCPCM2055A Work safely on roofs Mandatory
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support Mandatory
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations Mandatory
CPCPCM2047A Carry out levelling Mandatory
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights Mandatory


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1800 654 447. We're here to help.



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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course for students who do not qualify for a subsidy, or the course does not receive any subsidy.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses.

The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time or intend to live in Queensland for the next 6 months
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently hold (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you meet the eligibility requirements under the subsided costing and:

  • hold or are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • have a disability.

You will need to provide evidence at the time of enrolment.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a 52700WA - Certificate II in Plumbing qualification.

Job prospects

  • Apprenticeship - Plumber
  • Apprenticeship - Roof Plumber

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!


Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 9 February 2018

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