About this unit
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:
- Written assignments
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:
- Hold a Certificate III in Plumbing (trade certificate) or degree in engineering
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:
- CPCPRF4011B - Design and size roof drainage systems
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.