C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing

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Plan: C3312 - Certificate III in Plumbing
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Plumbing
Qualification national code: CPC32413
Nominal hours: 1304
Career: TAFE
Duration: 3 years part time for General Plumbers + 1 year extra part time for Mechanical Plumbers
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
Partnered offering / Corporate client: N/A
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

As an employed apprentice, this qualification allows you to specialise in a number of plumbing streams.

There are 2 options offered by R.M.I.T:

1. In the general plumber program, you specialise in 5 streams: gasfitting, water, sanitary, roofing and drainage.

2. If you or your employer chooses the mechanical plumber program, you specialise in 6 streams: gasfitting, water, sanitary, roofing, drainage and mechanical.

By successfully completing the Certificate lll in Plumbing, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA).

(Note: To obtain a 'restricted split systems air conditioning refrigerant handling licence', you need to enrol in the MEM20105 Certificate ll in Engineering at R.M.I.T, and demonstrate competency in this qualification before you can apply for this licence through ARC).

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Articulation and pathways

Once you have successfully completed the 'CPC32413 Cert III in Plumbing', you are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Building Authority (VBA). Please contact the VBA at http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/ for more information on the requirements for registration.

You may continue your studies at RMIT by enrolling in the 'CPC40912 Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services'. Completing the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services prepares you to succeed in obtaining your plumbing licences through the VBA. Please contact the VBA at http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/ for more information on the requirements for licencing.

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Entrance requirements

You must be employed as an apprentice plumber.

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External accreditation and industry links

On successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed 'CPC32413-

Certificate lll in Plumbing' qualification.

Once you have successfully completed this qualification, you can apply directly to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) for registration subject to meeting their requirements.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, Plumbing and building codes, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, newspapers and e-books.

The library has created a subject guide to PLUMBING AND FIRE PROTECTION at http://www.rmit.libguides.com/plumbingandfire

This guide will assist you in finding key resources in the plumbing sector.

Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding the electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at: myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

* transition to tertiary study and learning

* study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant

* enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning

* career development and employment

* living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)

* opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad

* opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students


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