Career option in plumbing
Have you thought about a future career as a plumber. The "Secure your future" publication attached outlines your future options.
Is a PLUMBING apprenticeship for you?
The Master Plumbers Association of NSW promotes plumbing as a sound career of first choice.
One day you can:
be a registered plumber and work for a plumbing contractor
be a plumbing specialist:
- Roof Plumbing
be a hydraulics consultant
be a business owner
Finish a Certificate III in Plumbing
A four-year, full-time apprenticeship
Result — you are a registered plumber
Finish a Certificate IV in Plumbing Operations
You can do that part-time whilst earning money and have no HECS debt
Result — you can be a plumbing contractor, working for yourself or employ others to assist you
Finish a Diploma of Hydraulic Services
You can do that part-time
Result — you are a hydraulics consultant
Flow through easily into your career now
Yes, I want to be a plumber
Check out the subjects the plumbing industry recommends to get you started.
These subjects are recommended as they will assist you to have the maths and skills to successfully participate in your chosen apprenticeship.
Years 9 and 10
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
- Geography or History
Plus two (2) electives:
Now that you have decided on a Plumbing apprenticeship you should consider the following subjects as one or more of your electives if they are taught in your school.
- Food Technology
- Work Education
- Design and Technology
- Physical Activity and Sports Studies
Years 11 and 12
Choosing one or more of these subjects will let you flow through easily into your career in the plumbing industry.
- General Mathematics
- Food Technology
- Information Processes & Technology
- Business Studies
- Metal & Engineering
Grab your opportunity now, see the brochure and apply for an apprenticeship with MPAL.