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Certificate III in Plumbing

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Progress your career in plumbing with a Certificate III in Plumbing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Complete this course while doing your apprenticeship and join the path to becoming a qualified plumber.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
CPC32413
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Lay the groundwork for a future-safe career

Progress your career in plumbing with a Certificate III in Plumbing at Melbourne Polytechnic. Complete this course while doing your apprenticeship and join the path to becoming a qualified plumber. You can secure a future-safe career by joining one of Australia's biggest industries, generating approximately $14.7 billion a year in revenue and 29,000 new job openings over five years.

Develop specialist skills with hands-on learning

You'll master in-demand skills in practical learning environments and gain knowledge in a variety of specialist areas. This includes installing and maintaining pipework as well as drainage, roofing, fire hydrants and irrigation systems. You'll train on-the-job with your employer and participate in full-sized projects in our modern training facilities under the guidance of experienced teachers. Melbourne Polytechnic plumbing students have a reputation for excellence, receiving industry recognition at the Plumbing and Fire Industry Awards and Master Plumbers Awards.

Create your own path

This certificate opens doors to a range of opportunities. You can choose to work as a sole trader or become an employee in a plumbing or construction business. You might work as a general plumber or choose to specialise in a certain area like water heaters or stormwater systems. This qualification can also work as a pathway to further training or higher education. You can take the path that best suits your lifestyle and career goals.

Please note Melbourne Polytechnic does not deliver the mechanical services stream.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be apprenticed. Please contact the department for more information. Credit Transfer from other institutes will only be granted if the original certificate is produced or a certified copy at the time of enrolment.

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

This certificate opens doors to a range of opportunities. You can choose to work as a sole trader or become an employee in a plumbing or construction business. You might work as a general plumber or choose to specialise in a certain area like water heaters or stormwater systems.

  • Industrial Plumber
  • Irrigation Plumber
  • Fire System Technician
  • Water Heater Technician
  • Domestic Plumber
  • Commercial Plumber

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.