Plumbing

What do Plumbers Do?

A plumber is someone who installs and maintains pipes in our hoes and businesses.  These pipes need to be installed and maintained for portable water, drainage, irrigation and sewage, as well as other uses.  Plumbers can be involved in hands-on work or may work in a design capacity, drafting blueprints and helping make the installation process more efficient.  This is a profession with an extensive number of possible career paths.

Working as a plumber involves much more than simply fixing leaky pipes as every day will involve a new job, a new client and a new environment.   Tasks you’ll be expected to carry out include: Installing or maintaining heating systems, repairing sanitation systems, fitting domestic appliances, installing air-conditioning units, fitting bathrooms and emergency repairs.

Others Courses to take note of:   •  Solar Plumbing  •  Carpentry

Minimum Requirements?

Grade 9

Career Opportunities:

You could be working on brand new houses, or on older properties in need of re-installation.  You might even get the chance to work on major projects at larger sites, such as schools, hospitals and factories.  If you become a plumber, you’ll need to become highly skilled at installing everything related to the world of plumbing.  You can specialize in niche markets such as Solar Plumbing or Heat Pumps.

  • BASIC PLUMBING
  • COMPREHENSIVE PLUMBING
  • PLUMBING APPRENTICESHIP
  • PLUMBING TRADE TEST
  • SOLAR PLUMBING INSPECTOR
  • SOLAR PLUMBING INSTALLER

This course focuses on the fundamentals needed to work in the plumbing industry and is perfect for the plumber assistant wanting to become a plumber or learn to do plumbing maintenance

Course Content:

Module 1: Introductions and base line assessments

Module 2: GMS and copper pipe work

Module 3: Geysers

Module 4: Sanitary fixations

Module 5: Soil and vent pipes

Module 6: Taps, valves and relevant

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R10 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 15 working day (3 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 244502 – Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems
  • 244498 – Install maintain and repair sanitary ware appliances
  • 244496 – Install, maintain and test hot water supply systems
  • 13224 – Monitor the application safety, health and environmental protection procedures

This course focuses on all unit standards from the plumbing NQF4 qualifications, which includes solar water plumbing in details.

Course Content:

Module 1: Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures

Module 2: Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems

Module 3: Install, maintain and test hot water supply systems

Module 4: Install, maintain and test cold water supply systems

Module 5: Install, maintain and repair sanitary ware appliances

Module 6: Install, maintain and test below ground drainage systems

Module 7: Perform building works

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R32 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 45 working days (9 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

None

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 13224 – Monitor the application of safety, health and environmental protection procedures
  • 244502 – Install and maintain soil, waste and vent pipe systems
  • 244492 – Install, maintain and repair sanitary ware appliances
  • 244498 – Install, maintain and test below ground drainage systems
  • 244507 – Install, maintain and test cold water supply systems
  • 244496 – Install, maintain and test hot water supply systems
  • 244497 – Perform building works
  • 262784 – Mount solar water heating system (Level 2)

During the apprenticeship, all apprentices will be supported by a mentor. 
For more information please contact the office.

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R42 000.00 per year

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

The course is over a period of 3 years, where 14 weeks a year is at the college and the rest is done within job placement.

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

This course is for the plumber with experience that would like to write his trade test. This will ensure you are prepared before writing the test by practically testing all aspects of the trade and identifying the gaps.

Course Content:

Orientation

Install a below-ground drainage system

Mark out and cut sheet metal

Install a WC (pedestal)

Fit GMS gutters and rain water pipes

Fabricate and fit GMS vent pipe flashing

Fabricate and fit GMS chimney flashing

Cut, bend and assemble copper pipe-work

Install a push-through geyser

Install a wash basin

Install a shower

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R10 000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 15 working days (3 Weeks)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

Full Plumbing qualification NQF 3 or 4 with required practical experience

OR

N1 and N2 with 3 years practical experience

OR

6 years of experience in the field with no formal qualification

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Certificate of Completion

This course focuses on solar geysers and heat pumps and the inspection of a successful installation. This is a 1 day theory and 4 day practical installations course. An additional 7 installations on site is necessary to complete this qualification. The 7 installations must be signed off by a qualified solar plumber with a “red seal”.

Course Content:

Module 1: Understand solar energy as a source of heat

Module 2: Prepare and plan for the installation of solar water heating systems

Module 3: Install solar water heating components, pipes and fittings

Module 4: Maintain solar water heating components, pipes and fittings

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R6000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 5 working days (1 Week)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

Full plumbing qualification or relevant experience.

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 244499 – Install and maintain solar water heating systems (Level 4)
  • Recognition from PIRB

This course focuses on the fundamentals needed to install and maintain solar plumbing and is perfect for an assistant plumber or someone with plumbing exposure who would like to expand their knowledge.

Course Content:

Module 1: Explain the theory regarding solar heating water systems

Module 2: Demonstrate and apply knowledge of roof trusses in order to complete installation of solar water heating system

Module 3: Plan and prepare for installation of solar water heating system

Module 4: Install solar water heating system according to plumbers instruction

Type of Course:

This is a practical course and the modules will be done in a fully equipped workshop.

Cost of this Course:

R7000.00

Price Includes:

• Lunch

• Learning material

• Facilitation

• SETA Learner uploading

• SETA Learner registration

• Internal assessment

• Internal moderation

• Internal Certification

• Transport to and from Kempton Park Transnet station as well as Rhodesfield Gautrain Station

Course Duration:

This is a full time course: 5 working day (1 Week)

Monday – Friday

Time: 09:00 – 16:00 Everyday

Admission Requirements:

Basic Plumbing Course

Recognition of prior learning

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions.  A RPL (Recognition of prior learning) process is available for recognition and assessment of your skills. Relevant credits will be passed.

Qualifications:

On completion of this course the student will earn the following:

• Registration on SETA National Learner Data Base
• SETA statement of results for the following unitstandards:

  • 262784 – Mount solar water heating system (Level 2)
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