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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Year 11 Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
  • Academic Title
    VCAL PLUMBING
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    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.

    Campus
    Berwick TEC

    Course Commencement
    February 2009

    Study Mode
    Full Time

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
    Year 11 for VCAL Senior (Year 12)

    Selection Process
    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

    Study Area
    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
    includes:
    • 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.

    Cost
    To be advised
    (Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)

    Employability Skills
    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

    Skills Recognition
    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
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    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.

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