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  • CPC20712

Certificate II in Drainage

At a glance

At a glance

Gain the skills to perform routine tasks to maintain stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems and qualify for an interim drainer's licence with this entry-level course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Provisional Drainer's Licence
  • Plumber (General)
  • Drainer
  • Drainage, Sewerage and Stormwater Labourer
COURSE OUTCOME

CPC20712 Certificate II in Drainage

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to gaining a drainer's licence with this entry-level course. Develop the practical skills and knowledge to perform routine tasks to maintain stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems. With commercial building forecast to maintain moderate growth over the next five years and population growth supporting demand for new housing construction, the job outlook remains positive in building and construction. New technology and innovations are also driving a particular demand for specialist skills.

You will develop basic skills in how to plan, install, repair, maintain and test below-ground sanitary drainage and stormwater, as well as levelling and the installation of domestic treatment plants. Our courses are taught by trade-qualified teachers and endorsed by industry. Our large-scale training spaces replicate commercial and residential settings to deliver a "real-world" training experience.

On successful completion of this course you will have the skills to perform routine tasks to maintain stormwater, drainage and sewerage systems. You will also be eligible to apply to the Plumbing Industry Council for an interim drainer's licence. This licence will increase your prospects of gaining employment as a drainer.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCPCM2039A
Carry out interactive workplace communication
CPCPCM2040A
Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
CPCPCM2041A
Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
CPCPCM2043A
Carry out WHS requirements
CPCPCM2045A
Handle and store plumbing materials
CPCPCM2046A
Use plumbing hand and power tools
CPCPCM2047A
Carry out levelling
CPCPCM2054A
Carry out simple concreting and rendering
CPCPDR2021A
Locate and clear blockages
CPCPDR2022A
Install domestic treatment plants
CPCPDR2024A
Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems
CPCPDR2025A
Drain work site
CPCPDR2026A
Install prefabricated inspection openings and enclosures
CPCPDR3021A
Plan layout of a residential sanitary drainage system
CPCPDR3022A
Install below ground sanitary drainage systems
CPCPDR3023A
Install on-site disposal systems
HLTFA211A
Provide basic emergency life support

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CPCPRF2023A
Collect and store roof water
CPCPCM2048A
Cut and join sheet metal
CPCPCM2049A
Cut using oxy-LPG-acetylene equipment
CPCPSN3025A
Install pre-treatment facilities
CPCPWT3029A
Install water pipe systems
CPCPDR2023A
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
CPCPCM2050A
Mark out materials
CPCPCM3022A
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPCM2053A
Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment
CPCPCM2052A
Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
Gold Coast
CPCPCM3022A
Weld polyethylene and polypropylene pipes using fusion method
CPCPDR2023A
Maintain effluent disinfection systems
Other
RIICCM201A
Carry out measurements and calculations

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
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Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Year 10 or equivalent desirable.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland