22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)

VU course code: 22569VIC | Level of study: TAFE
3 months full time
Face to Face


No tuition fees for eligible students

Sunshine, Werribee
19 August 2024
19 August 2024


Lay the groundwork for an apprenticeship in the plumbing industry with a Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC at Victoria University.

This practical course will ensure you're prepared to enter the trades industry by introducing you to a range of foundational plumbing skills and knowledge including:  

  • working safely as part of a team
  • measuring and calculating
  • using industry terminology to communicate effectively
  • reading plans and specifications
  • using plumbing tools, equipment and materials
  • producing simple technical drawings
  • using basic welding equipment
  • using plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations.

When you graduate from this course, you’ll be on your way towards a plumbing apprenticeship. A pre-apprenticeship allows you to lay the foundations for an exciting career in trades.

This course can be delivered via Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VDSS).

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the 22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) all nineteen (19) units of competency must be achieved. All units are core, providing a consistent outcome for graduates with basic skills that allow for employment across all streams of plumbing.

Where the full course is not completed a Statement of Attainment will be issued for any completed unit.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




The plumbing services industry provides licensed plumbing and drainage services including installing and repairing water supply, sewer lines, septic tanks, drainage and gas systems. Plumbers mostly work in small businesses.

This pre-apprenticeship from Victoria University can help you get your foot in the door. It will give you the industry skills to apply for an apprenticeship and start your career in plumbing. Employers often prefer apprentice applicants that have undertaken a pre-apprenticeship.

VU Stories

Hannah Wigg
Plunging into a trades career
Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC
"It's an awesome time to get into a trade as a woman, because there's so much support out there at the moment."
Hannah's story