Certificate II in Drainage - CPC20720

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00124K

This qualification reflects the role of a drainer, responsible for carrying out installation of below ground stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems, sanitary drainage systems, domestic treatment plants, on-site disposal systems and trench support, locating and clearing blockages and/or installing prefabricated inspection openings and chambers. Occupational titles could include:Drainer.Completion of this qualification indicates that a person has the practical skills and operational knowledge to perform routine drainage tasks in a defined context, usually working under direct supervision. This qualification includes units of competency common to other qualifications in the plumbing industry as well as specialist drainage units and can provide a pathway to further learning and work in the plumbing industry.The plumbing industry strongly affirms that training and assessment leading to recognition of skills must be undertaken in a real or closely simulated workplace environment and this qualification requires all units of competency to be delivered and assessed in this context.Completion of the general construction induction training program specified by the model Code of Practice for Construction Work is required before entering a construction work site. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.Licensing, legislative, regulatory and certification requirements apply to drainage in some states and territories. Relevant state and territory regulatory authorities should be consulted to confirm those requirements.


  • Prepare simple drawings
  • Install prefabricated inspection openings and inspection chambers
  • Carry out simple concreting and rendering
  • Work safely at heights
  • Collect and store roof water
  • Locate and clear blockages
  • Install trench support
  • Work effectively in the plumbing services sector
  • Plan layout and install below ground sanitary drainage systems
  • Carry out levelling
  • Carry out load slinging of off-site materials
  • Install cure in-place linings for existing pipeline systems
  • Read plans, calculate quantities and mark out materials
  • Cut using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Provide First Aid
  • Weld polymer pipes using fusion method
  • Install sewerage pumpsets
  • Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • Weld mild steel using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • Install on-site domestic wastewater treatment plants and disposal systems
  • Install pre-treatment facilities
  • Install stormwater and sub-soil drainage systems and drain work site

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Sunshine Domestic: $7,320
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Sunshine.

The Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged as an annual fee per calendar year. Please see course webpage for government subsidised place tuition fee, material and other fees that may be required. Contact Victoria University to enquire: 1300 823 387.

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