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This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.
This is a specialist online unit for qualified plumbers wishing to accrue further specialist qualifications. The Course in Plumbing - Roofing (CPC40912) covers roof drainage systems, and completion of this course is essential to apply for a Victorian Building Authority (VBA) licence for this plumbing specialisation.
You will also complete three common units covering risk management, cost and estimate, and business during this TAFE course.
Although this course is delivered predominantly online, you will be required to attend one face-to-face session at The Gordon's East Geelong campus or Werribee Learning Centre for an introduction to the online learning system. Subsequent sessions, offered once per month, are optional.
Assessment will take the form of:
Upon successful completion of this unit, The Gordon will assist you in organising to sit your VBA licensing exam, which is conducted by an external provider.
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In order to fulfil the registration requirements and sit your VBA licensing exam, you must:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this plumbing course, the units of competency you will study include:
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment in CPCPRF4011B - Design and size roof drainage systems from Gordon Institute of TAFE. This unit forms part of the Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services (CPC40912).
This course covers units that are compulsory to complete before applying for a licence with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA). Upon successful completion of your exam, you will be able to work as a licenced plumber specialising in roofing (stormwater).
By partnering closely with Deakin University, The Gordon also offers students access to unique pathway opportunities, credit transfers and dual-delivered qualifications – your learning journey doesn't end here!
Wondering where a career in building and construction could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
All course fees at The Gordon are comprised of tuition, student amenities, and materials costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may fall into one of the following fee categories:
You will pay the following additional fees for this course:
Student amenities (per year)
Please note that students who undertake their licensing exam will also incur a cost from the VBA.
Course fees are payable within 14 days of enrolment. Alternatively, you may be eligible to apply for a payment plan.
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