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Plumbers are in high demand along with having the freedom to work for themselves or as a valued employee in construction companies. Prepare yourself for your plumbing apprenticeship with this 28 week practical program. You'll take the first step towards your career, while showing your future employer that you have the drive and skills to succeed in your apprenticeship. You'll learn in our state-of-the-art Building and Construction Training Centre, gaining skills like reading and interpreting plans and specifications, producing technical drawings and using plumbing pipes, fitting and fixtures.
Completion of this program may enable you to advance as an apprentice plumber. You will also have the awareness to follow up other desired careers.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
Students enter the program through a program selection session.
For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.
Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: No
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: IDD
National course code: 22569VIC
The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.
Government Subsidised Place
Government Subsidised Place
|Full Fee Place|
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.
Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.
Material fees cover the cost of items which are purchased by the university and provided to the student, such as tools, materials, uniforms, textbooks, excursions and other incidentals associated with the program.
The estimated material fees for this program are $55
You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.
If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.
Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.
Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).
Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.
Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student. Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.
Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Frequestly asked questions
Q: Do I need to attend an interview?
A: Yes. After you have completed a TAFE Direct Application form, you will be contacted to attend an interview.
Q: Do I have to be an apprentice to do this course?
A: No, you do not.
Q: Is there a uniform?
A: Yes, all students must wear Navy Action Back Overalls and steel cap work boots.
Students are encouraged to seek work experience on Fridays during the course with a licensed plumber to enhance their learning and job prospects. This needs to be arranged by the student.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909