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Duration:4 Years
Qualification:Certificate III in Plumbing and Gas Fitting or Certificate III in Plumbing and Drainage

Are you passionate about the environment, water conservation, energy saving, water recycling and environmental plumbing that use both traditional and emerging technologies?  Then becoming a Plumber could be just for you.

+ What do Plumbers do?

Plumbers are tasked with assembling, installing and maintaining piping for a variety of different systems. Plumbers may choose to specialise in different areas for example ‘wet only’ or ‘gas only’.

Some tasks performed are but not limited to:

  • Prepare and/or study plans and specification to work out the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed
  • Find and mark positions for connections, then cut holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes, measure pipes and mark cutting or bending lines
  • Cut, thread and bend pipes, assemble and install piping, valves and fittings, join pipe sections and secure pipes
  • Test lines as required by local plumbing regulations
  • Install and service equipment such as boilers, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters, solar water heating systems, fixtures such as toilets, wash basins and industrial processing units
  • Install, maintain and repair plumbing systems including underground drainage pipes.
  • Subject to licensing restrictions, plumbers may perform all of the tasks listed above.

+ How do I become a Plumber?

To become a Plumber you have to complete an Australian Apprenticeship in Plumbing, being the Certificate III in Plumbing and Gas Fitting or Certificate III in Plumbing and Drainage, which comprises of on-the-job and off-the-job education, training and workplace experience. The off-the-job training is provided by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Details of the training may vary depending on the needs of the employer and are finalised as part of the contract of training.

+ Pre-Requisites

Entry requirements may vary however employers generally require a minimum of Year 10.

+ Qualifying as a Plumber

Qualifying as a plumber involves:

  • Four years commitment
  • Attending paid work with a ‘host employer’ for the duration of the apprenticeship
  • Attend off-the-job training at a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Successfully complete all requirements.

+ What we are looking for

Ideal personal requirements to be an electrician include:

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit and good mobility

+ Benefits

  • You earn while you learn
  • Annual Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Dedicated Industry Careers Consultant, who will guide you every step of the way, from the day they interview you, through to completion. Whether this is one, two or four years from now, your Industry Careers Consultant will always be there for you to discuss training needs, workplace performance or to have a general chat about work or life, or both.
  • A head start to your career!

+ How to become a Plumber Apprentice

To become a Plumber Apprentice you need to apply for an apprenticeship. Click here to view current vacancies.

"NECA Education and Careers offer apprentices the opportunity to work in a broad range of areas and provide ongoing support and personal development throughout the apprenticeship"

Leon Pendrey, Laser Plumbing Devonport

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