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Occupational Certificate: Plumber

SAQA ID: 917821, 360 Credits, Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

This qualification is designed to equip learners with the skills necessary to function effectively as plumbers. Plumbers play a crucial role in the installation, maintenance, testing, and repair of various plumbing systems, including hot and cold water supply, drainage, sewerage, and rainwater systems. This programme ensures qualified learners are proficient in installing, maintaining, testing, and repairing above-ground soil waste and vent systems, as well as sanitary ware appliances. Additionally, they possess the expertise to work on below-ground drainage systems, perform basic building work, and handle cold water, hot water, and rainwater systems. 

 

What is an Occupational Qualification? An Occupational Qualification is a specialized certification, such as Electrician, Bookkeeper, Tax Professional, or Insurance Agent, that prioritizes hands-on learning and real-world work experience, often resulting in the attainment of a Red Seal. They consist of 3 parts;

 

  • PART1Theory Modules at AIE (any campus in hybrid format)
  • PART2Practical Modules in-workshop training at AIE Midrand campus
  • PART3Workplace Hours external placement in industry

Theory modules consist of the knowledge needed for subject specific modules before it is applied in the practical workshops. Theory modules are designed in a hybrid format, giving students the flexibility to choose between virtual participation through our online platform or attending them in person on campus.

Practical modules involve applying subject-specific knowledge in hands-on, high-quality workshops on campus, monitored and assessed by qualified instructors. Attendance in our workshop or an accredited equivalent is mandatory for these modules. 

Workplace modules are conducted within the industry and typically span an 18-month duration. During this period, students gain invaluable industry experience and apply the knowledge acquired during their time at the institution. Student placements are done in partnership with the institution via recruitgraduates.co.za and other industry partners.

 

 

The journey to your RED SEAL: This is an Occupation Trade that requires a RED SEAL to practice as a designated Electrician as per article Occupational Certificate Article 26D (RED SEAL*)

 

 

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs with Part 1

 

Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

+- 18 months

 

Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

 

Features & Benefits

  • This qualification consists of Compulsory Knowledge, Practical Skill, and Work Experience Modules 

 

  • The South African qualification for Automotive Motor Mechanic compares fabourably with qualifications in Canada and the United States of America and Ireland.

 

  • Gain knowledge of the important steps of vehicles such as fuel, servicing and repairs by undergoing hands-on practice.   

 

  • Get a free Office 365 Education A1 license, valid for the duration of your studies.

 

  • Students get access to our online recruitment portal, exclusively available to AIE graduates. Visit www.recruitgraduates.co.za for more.   

 

 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 9 (Std 7) Certificate with a pass in Mathematics and Physical Science OR
  • N1 Pass (with mathematics and science) OR
  • Vocational or Further Education Certificate at any level OR
  • Recognition of prior learning through an RPL process

 

IMPORTANT: If you don't meet our minimum entry requirement, you can still apply for special admission, regardless of what formal education you have. Please note that there are terms and conditions for this application, and all approvals will be made at the discretion of Academic Board.

Regulatory Information

Qualifying for external assessment: In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.

An external integrated summative assessment, conducted through the relevant QCTO Assessment Quality partner is required for the issuing of this qualification. The external integrated summative assessment will focus on the Exit Level Outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

The external assessment model requires that the external assessment will be conducted through practical task at an accredited trade test centre. The examination and practical tasks will be concluded at an accredited assessment centre and marked by registered assessors. The trade test will be conducted over a period of two working days. 

Hardware Requirements

Please note that you are required to have your own computer for this qualification. AIE, in partnership with Dell and TripleH committed to supplying every student with a Dell laptop to support our DigitalCampus initiative. Available exclusively to AIE students, devices can now be financed with your tuition fees. We provide two models:

 

 

  • CORECore Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB
  • MEDIUMMedium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series, i5, 16GB

R16 500.00 Learn More

The laptop that meets all your everyday needs and looks good doing it. 

Core Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 8GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 8GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11

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The foundation for intense graphic and processor-heavy tasks.

Medium Spec, Dell Vostro 3520 Series i5, 16GB | 12th Generation, Intel Core i5-1235U Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.2 GHz) | 16GB, 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC RAM | Intel Iris Xe Graphics | M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD | 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Camera & Microphone | Windows 11 Pro

R25 500.00  Learn More

Same foundation, more memory...for those who want to get a little more serious.

Dell G15 5511, 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H (15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare LED Backlight Non-Touch Narrow Border WVA Display, Power Button without Touch Fingerprint Reader, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 Non-ECC RAM, WLAN, M.2 512GB PCIe NVMe Class 35 Solid State Drive, Nvidia RTX3050ti w/4GB GDDR6 Graphics Memory, Windows 11 Pro (64 Bit)

  • Pricing & Payment Options

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  • Duration

    • Full Time, Contact (Hybrid) Learning
      • Duration: +-12 Months
      • Classes conducted 5 days a week, 3-6 hours/day
      • Theory modules classes can be attended on campus AND/OR Online
      • Practical modules and exercises must be done on campus

    * Class structures are subject to change without notification. 

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  • Career Options

    • Plumber
    • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:

     

    • Free WIFI (Unlimited, On-Campus only)
    • Stationery kit
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, Getting Started Guide
    • Access to myAIE student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets
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What you get

Occupational Certificate: Plumbing (RED SEAL)

 

  • The student will receive an occupational certificate from the QCTO when he passes the relevant trade test.

Part 1

Theory Modules

Runs in Parallel with Part 2

 

Theory Exam

Part 2

Practical Training

Runs in Parallel with Part 1

 

Practical Logbook, Observation & Assessment

Part 3

Workplace Modules

Complete in +- 18 months

 

Employer Practical Observation & Logbook

Trade Test for
RED SEAL

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of a Plumber. 

 

 


 

 

Important Notes

This Qualification replaces the following Qualifications:

  • 58782, "Further Education and Training Certificate: Plumbing", Level 4, 160 Credits.
  • 21853, "National Certificate: Construction Plumbing", Level 3, 146 Credits.


This qualification covers the following recorded trades:

  • ID 60816, Chemical Plumber (Includes Sheetmetal Working).
  • ID 60810, Plumber.
  • ID 60916, Plumber.
  • ID 60800, Plumber.
  • ID 60885, Plumber.
  • ID 60973, Plumber.
  • ID 60880, Plumber.
  • ID 60876, Plumber.
  • ID 60982, Plumber.
  • ID 60863, Plumber.
  • ID 60957, Plumber.
  • ID 60983, Plumber And Sheet-Metal Worker.
  • ID 60958, Plumber And Sheet-Metal Worker.
  • ID 60974, Plumber And Sheet-Metal Worker.


Qualifying for external assessment:
In order to qualify for an external assessment, learners must provide proof of completion of all required modules by means of statements of results and work experience.

Foundational learning:
Foundational learning competence is a pre-requisite for the awarding this qualification.

Part Qualifications:
This qualification does not have any associated part qualifications. 

Health, Safety, Quality and Legislation (NQF3)

 

Environment, Energy Efficiency and Ethics (NQF4)

 

Tools, Equipment, Components and Site Practice (NQF3)

 

Drawings and Applied Sciences (NQF4)

 

Theory of Water and Drainage Excavation (NQF4)

 

Above and Below Ground Drainage Systems (NQF4)

 

Sanitary ware (NQF4)

 

Hot and cold water systems (NQF4)

 

Installation and Maintenance Theory for Plumbing Systems (NQF4)

 

Install, maintain and test above-ground soil waste and vent systems and sanitary ware appliances (NQF4)

 

Install, maintain and test below-ground drainage systems (NQF4)

 

Install, maintain and test cold water and hot water systems (NQF4)

 

Install, maintain and test rain water systems (NQF4)

 

Processes and procedures for installation and testing of above ground soil waste and vent systems and sanitary ware appliances (NQF4)

 

Processes and procedures for installation and testing of below-ground drainage systems and performing basic building work (NQF4)

 

Procedures and processes for installation and maintenance of cold water and hot water systems (NQF4)

 

Procedures and processes for installation and maintenance of rainwater systems (NQF4)

  • Campus
    Registration Close Date
    Start Date
    Type
  • 08 July 2024
    15 July 2024
    Full Time, Contact

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