About this unit
Gain fundamental skills and industry knowledge, and understand the practicalities and requirements of running a small business as a qualified plumber with this Course in Plumbing – Business (CPC40912) from The Gordon!
The TAFE course is delivered at the Werribee Learning Centre and East Geelong campus, and is comprised of two units of competency that once completed will take you one step closer to obtaining a specialist licence from the Victorian Building Authority and furthering your career as a plumber.
The two units covered in this course form part of the Certificate IV in Plumbing Services (CPC40912), and can be completed in just 15 weeks, requiring you to attend class one night a week. Across the duration of the course you will learn how to deliver and monitor services to your clients, and gain a deeper understanding of the legal and risk management requirements you must meet as a small business.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Written assignments
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To be eligible for this course, you must meet the following entry requirements:
- In order to complete the VBA requirements and sit the licensing exam, you must hold either a Certificate III in Plumbing (trade certificate) or a degree in Engineering. Enquire now if you are unsure of your suitability.
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 may study include:
- BSBCUS301B - Deliver and monitor a service to customers
- BSBSMB401A - Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
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.