WHAT IS THE PRE-VOCATIONAL PLUMBING
This a fully accredited course specifically designed for people who want to enter the Plumbing industry or to prepare people for entry into a Plumbing and Gasfitting apprenticeship.
If you gain an apprenticeship in the Plumbing Trade after successfully completing this course, the schooling component of the training will be reduced.
WHAT IS A PLUMBER?
A plumber is a licensed tradesperson who fabricates, installs, tests and maintains:
• Pipes & Gas lines;
• Sanitary Fixtures & Fittings;
• Roofing and Regulators;
They may be required to install equipment such as boilers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, natural gas ovens, water tanks and solar heating systems.
WHAT ARE THE COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and selection process which includes a Numeracy and Literacy Assessment. Applicants who have completed Year 10 are preferred so as to obtain the utmost benefit, although ALL applications are considered.
HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?
This course is 480 hours long - 32 hours per week for 15 weeks - with theory & practical content. All subjects must be completed to pass this course.
Subjects covered in this course include:
• Building Structures
• Plumbing Induction
• Concrete Technology
• Calculations for The Building Trade
• Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings and Appliances
• Tubes and Pipes in Plumbing
• Introduction to Welding & Cutting in the
• Cut and Flash Penetrations
• Fixing Applications for the Plumbing Industry
WHERE CAN I GET FURTHER INFORMATION?
To be eligible to undertake this course at the Berwick TEC, applicants need to be aged between 16-20 years of age and not have completed Year 12.
The Institute has:
• A bookshop to cater for all your textbook and
• Car parking on campus;
• On campus canteen that is open in the evening during