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Career In Plumbing Leading To PR

Plumbing Course

With thousands of occupations open for permanent residency and an 11.2% projected job growth until 2022, plumbers are in great demand in Australia.

Opportunities are on the rise for plumbers. After completion of a Certificate in plumbing, students can jump into a fulfilling career that can also be rewarding financially. Not to forget that it can even lead to PR in Australia!

Levels of Educational Programs Available

  • Certificate III in Plumbing
  • Certificate IV in Plumbing and Services

Courses Offered

Certificate III In Plumbing & Certificate IV In Plumbing And Services

  • Course Duration: 52 weeks full-time program
  • Eligibility: Completion of 12 years of education or equivalent
  • English Requirement: IELTS score 5.0 overall (no score below 5.0 in each of the component) or equivalent.
  • Fees: AUD$15,000 to AUD$20,000 (for either of the course)

Visa Requirement

  • A valid passport for the duration of the study in Australia
  • Unconditional offer letter from the university or institution
  • Evidence of access to sufficient funds
  • Proof of Overseas Student Health Cover
  • Other relevant documents listed on the Department of Home Affairs visa checklist

PR Pathway

As a graduate in Plumbing, you may be able to apply for Temporary Graduate visa (may require Positive Skills Assessment). Temporary Graduate visa holders are able to study, stay and work in Australia temporarily after the completion of the studies, depending on qualifications, for eighteen (18) months to two (2) years. An opportunity to gain relevant local work experiences may even lead to PR.

Anzsco Code: 334111 – Plumber (General)

What Plumbers Do?

  • Install, maintain and repair pipes, drains, guttering and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
  • Install and repair water, drainage, gas and sewerage pipes and systems.

Task Include

  • Studying blueprints, drawings and specifications to determine the layout of plumbing systems and materials required
  • Setting out and installing hot and cold water systems and associated equipment
  • Installing water-based fire protections systems, including fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems
  • Designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures
  • Fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks
  • Assembling and installing mechanical services plant, air handling and conditioning equipment and small-bore heating systems
  • Installing sewerage and effluent pumping equipment and disposal systems
  • Installing below-ground drainage systems and associated ground support systems
  • Installing gas appliances, flues and pressure regulating devices
  • Fabricating and installing metal roofing, rainwater goods and flashings

Visa Options For Immigration Per MLTSSL

  • 189 – Skilled Independent (subclass 189)
  • 190 – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190)
  • 485 – Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work
  • 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482)
  • 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
  • 187 – Regional Sponsor Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • 407 – Training (subclass 407)
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