Plumbers install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
This is a trade qualification for plumbers in residential, industrial and commercial workplaces who are responsible for assembling, installing and maintaining water services, sanitary plumbing and sanitary drainage, gas, roofing and mechanical services in both existing and new constructions.
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.
Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes?
Please note, this course can only be accessed by an employed apprentice, if this course interests you, please speak to your employer or employment agency about signing up as an apprentice.
In this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter, and repair pipework services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drainpipes, and how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.
- Enjoy practical work
- Good hand-eye coordination
- Able to work independently
- Able to work at heights and in various weather conditions
- Able to cope with the physical demands of the job, and
- Good interpersonal skills and good mobility.
Some of the knowledge and skills you will gain are:
- Preparing and/or studying plans and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials needed.
- Finding and marking positions for connections, measuring pipes and marking cutting or bending lines, then cutting holes through walls and floors to accommodate pipes.
- Cutting, threading and bending pipes, assembling and installing piping, valves and fittings, joining pipe sections and securing pipes.
- Testing lines as required by local plumbing regulations.
- Installing equipment such as boilers, chillers, pumps, heating and cooling systems, gas appliances, water tanks, water heaters and solar water heating systems, and fixtures such as toilets, washbasins and industrial processing units.
- Welding and braising pipework (steel, copper, plastic and stainless steel).
- System testing and commissioning.
- Maintaining and repairing plumbing systems.
Half price fees apply!
Gain the skills you need to take your career as a plumber or gasfitter further
When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.
You will gain the knowledge and skills to work effectively in the construction industry. Our Balga Campus is a major centre in WA for training in the building and construction industries, with purpose-built workshops, up-to-date equipment, and lecturers who maintain close links with industry.
The Certificate III in Plumbing is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.
Does your career pipe dream involve real pipes? When you complete the Certificate III in Plumbing you'll be looking at an in demand (and possibly lucrative) career as a plumber, or gasfitter.
If you are a migrant to Australia looking to qualify as a plumber, we can help with creating a study plan to suit your needs. Express your interest now to start a discussion with our training area.
Study in specialist facilities
Rockingham campus features modern workshops with tools and equipment you will find on any work site. Demonstration areas include spaces where entire formwork and housing can be built, with special wet areas dedicated to solid plastering, ceiling and tiling applications, plumbing pit, gas and electrical stages. Our timber workshop includes multiple lathes and saws for large scale construction.
When you complete this course you will be ready for a career as a plumber, or gasfitter. You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the construction industry, how to safely install, alter and repair pipe work services and appliances to suit domestic, commercial and industrial needs, cold and hot water supply, gas supply, sewage, waste and rainwater disposal, how to install and repair roofing, gutters and drain pipes, how to make buildings waterproof, and workplace health and safety.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.