This course provides the opportunity to complete a pre-vocational Certificate II in Plumbing as part of a VCAL Intermediate or VCAL Senior. The pre-vocational certificate is the entrance level into the plumbing industry.
Completion of all required units will reduce the educational component of the apprenticeship. The training is predominately project-based and gives hands on experience in the workshop and an introduction to careers in the Plumbing industry.
Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
Year 11 for VCAL Senior (Year 12)
Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
Students must successfully complete the selection criteria
How do I Apply?
Apply directly to Chisholm
Is There An Interview?
Applicants will be interviewed
Maths, communications, personal development skills, employment skills and selected industry specific subjects relating to the plumbing industry
Subjects / Modules
VBN987 Plumbing Industry Induction
VBN988 Hand and Power Tools in the Plumbing Industry
VBN989 Technical Drawing and Plan Development for Plumbing
VBN990 Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings and Appliances
VBN991 Tubes and Pipes in Plumbing
VBN992 Introduction to Welding and Cutting in the Plumbing Industry
VBN993 Cut and Flash Penetrations
VBN994 Fixing Applications for the Plumbing Industry
VBN995 Sheet metal Practices
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of formulas and other problem solving strategies.
LIT022 Oral Communication Module
Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
• Practise job interviews
• Speaking with industry employers
• Working in teams
• Presentation skills
• Inspirational and informative speakers
LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.
WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
The module is designed to
• Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
• Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable.
To be advised
(Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)
Communication Self Management
Team Work Using Technology
Learning new skills Using initiative
Planning and organising Solving problems
Further Options (& Articulation)
Certificate III in Plumbing - Apprenticeship
Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for skills recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning).
There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
• Previous study
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.