Study Plumbing

Plumbers are among the highest paid trades workers in Australia and there is a demand by employers in Australia for qualified plumbers.

Study Plumbing

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

The high salary and strong employment growth means there are a lot of good reasons to study plumbing.

The majority of plumbing work is carried out on new domestic, commercial and retail constructions. So the majority of plumbers do not work unblocking drains. Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for plumbers is expected to be above average.

Obtaining Work Visas to Australia

Feel free to check out which Trade/Vocational Course could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining Work Visas to Australia.

As this course is currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills, graduates may qualify for the temporary graduate work visa.

Certificate III & Certificate IV in Plumbing Services

Course Duration

12 months

Intake Dates

Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov




$15,000 per year

The Course Details

Common Course Requirements

  1. Must have graduated year 12 in home country.
  2. Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall.
  3. Must be over 18 years of age at time of enrollment
The Certificate III in Plumbing prepares students to perform a wide range of tasks in the building industry. You will be trained in numerous fields such as:

  • Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities.
  • 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.
  • Install discharge pipes.
  • Install domestic treatment plants.
  • Flash penetrations through roofs and walls.
  • Install water pipe systems.
  • Carry out work-based risk control processes.
  • Full time plumbers earn an average of $1000 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a plumber in Australia are 40.9 per week.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years).
  • Plumbers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (92.5 per cent).
  • Plumbers can work independently as a sub-contractor or as part of a larger construction company.
Currently all on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List.

  • Plumber General (334111)
  • Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber (334112)
  • Drainer (334113)
  • Gas Fitter (334114)
  • Roof Plumber (334115)

Courses: Certificate III and IV in Plumbing
Duration: 24 months

Education Pathways

Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
Graduate Visa - Pathway To Aus

Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university or certain vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Get in Touch

Contact Information

Phone 0755 265 900
Skype: pathwaytoaus


Gold Coast Office
2575 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4215

UK Office
Call us 02039 483 865

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Study Plumbing was last modified: January 19th, 2021 by Nick Yock