Gain specialist skills in planning, installing, maintaining and repairing stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems, with the Certificate II in Drainage CPC20720 at Victoria University Polytechnic.
You will learn how to install below ground stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, sanitary drainage systems, domestic treatment plants, on-site disposal systems as well as locate and clear blockages.
You will gain practical skills and knowledge in:
- planning the layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
- installing on-site disposal systems
- installing prefabricated inspection openings and chambers
- installing stormwater and drainage systems
- installing pre-treatment facilities
- installing trench support
- welding polymer pipes using fusion method
- reading plans and calculate plumbing quantities
- hand and power tools
- handling and storage of plumbing materials
- effective communication
- first aid
- safe work practices in confined spaces.
This course is ideal for those currently working in the plumbing, building and construction industry who wish to obtain a formal qualification in drainage.
On completion, you will be prepared to seek registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Applicants wishing to obtain registration in drainage should contact the VBA for advice on all their requirements.
The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.
To be awarded the CPC20720 Certificate II in Drainage, a student must successfully complete a total of Eighteen (18) units of competency, comprising of:
- Thirteen (13) core units, and;
- Five (5) elective units, of which:
- Four (4) elective units must be chosen from the elective units in the qualification
- One (1) unit may be chosen from the elective units in the qualification, or from any relevant nationally endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Note: An additional imported elective unit is offered to meet the Victorian Building Association requirements for limited registration in Drainage. Students are only required to complete one of the imported elective units if they do not wish to seek registration.
VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).
Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers
Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT), and must be approved by VU Polytechnic.
This qualification reflects the role of a drainer, responsible for carrying out installation of below ground stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, sanitary drainage systems, domestic treatment plants, on-site disposal systems and trench support, locating and clearing blockages and/or installing prefabricated inspection openings and chambers.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- government subsidised place pay subsidised tuition fees (the government contributes the rest), and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee along with any material fees
- full fee-paying place pay the full fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
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- the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
- ways to pay your fees
- important fee dates
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Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.As part of the application process, applicants must complete a Pre-training Review (PTR) and undertake a literacy and numeracy (LN) assessment to determine suitability for admission.
Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you could get towards your course, based on your previous study.
You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.
Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.
How to apply
Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.
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