22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship): aims to provide learners with basic industry specific skills and knowledge to enable transition into an apprenticeship or traineeship within the plumbing industries at the Certificate III level. This pre-apprenticeship course consists of 19 compulsory units of competency that provide skills and knowledge in workplace safety practices onsite, workplace communication, carrying out measurements and calculations, reading and producing technical drawings, applying basic sheet metal practices, using various welding equipment, and using plumbing tools and resources.
Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to three units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
Note: This qualification is not available as a School-based Apprenticeship or Traineeship. For more information, see
Apprenticeships and Traineeships.
Students who receive a units 3 and 4 sequence for any of the VCE VET Plumbing will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 percent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).
The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit
Structured workplace learning recognition
The VCAA provides recognition for structured workplace learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.
A workplace learning record booklet for VCE VET Plumbing is available.
View 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) workplace learning record booklet.
VCE VET Plumbing Program Booklet
Full descriptions of the units of competency drawn from state-accredited curriculum that are included in the VCE VET Plumbing program can be found on the
Victorian Department of Education and Training website.
VCE VET program guide 2018
The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Plumbing program booklet.
Construction Induction Card
The Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) includes the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry with an allocation of 6 hours. This unit is recognised by Work Safe Victoria for the registration of construction workers for occupational health and safety induction.
Any person on a construction site needs a construction induction card. This includes all work experience or structured workplace learning students. Construction induction cards issued in other states and territories are recognised in Victoria. The major requirement is that at the time of the training the student would normally have resided in the state or territory of issue.
Students wishing to undertake the construction induction card in preparation for work experience or in conjunction with another qualification should be enrolled on the VASS in the 'Construction Induction Card' course (course code: CICARD).