Occupational Certificate: Plumber

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare a learner to operate as a plumber.

The plumber installs, maintains, tests and repairs hot and cold water supply systems, drainage, sewerage and rainwater systems.

A qualified learner will be able to:
Install, maintain, test and repair above-ground soil waste and vent systems and sanitary ware appliances.
Install, maintain and test below-ground drainage systems and perform basic building work.
Install, maintain and test cold water systems and hot water systems.
Install, maintain and test rain water systems.

The Plumbing Industry Registration Board (PRIB) as a SAQA registered Professional Body has a responsibility to ensure that the skills in the Plumbing industry meet the requirements to provide effective and competent Plumbing services. The industry constituencies identified the need to address new technology within the industry which needed to include all aspects of Plumbing for new construction and installations, maintenance aspects post installation, fault finding and repairs in existing installations and specifically working in accordance with relevant legislation as applied to the industry and specific to the installation of plumbing articles.

The learners who will enter this Industry will have varied backgrounds, such as school leavers with relevant qualifications and workers already within the industry. Post the qualification being obtained, the qualified person could work in the plumbing industry (New or Maintenance sector).

This qualification resides as one of several in the construction industry and makes allowance for any feeder occupations to gain access to the Plumber occupation. The Plumber qualification also makes provision for people to progress within this discipline to specialisation areas including above-ground soil waste and vent systems and sanitary ware appliances, below-ground drainage systems and performing basic building work, cold water and hot water systems and rain water systems.

The main benefits of this qualification for the learner are that the learner has an opportunity to be recognised as a qualified artisan with well-structured, relevant and current competencies and able to have access to entrepreneurial opportunities within the construction environment.

The main benefit for the learner will be that he/she will possess a very usable competency whether as an employee or employer. Sanitation is critical to the wellbeing of society in general and the lack or absence thereof will have a very negative impact on society. The economy will grow positively when saving of a scarce resource such as water is managed efficiently by qualified artisans.


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

Course Duration: 4 Months

Unit Standard: 91782

NQF Level: 4

Number of Credits: 360

Course Fees

Note: Please fill in the online application form on the left or bottom if this page to receive a quotation with detailed pricing from AATICD.

How to Apply:

To Apply Simply Fill in the Online Enquiries / Applications form on the Right Sidebar or Bottom of this website https://www.aaticd.co.za


When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

This Qualification Training Material Package includes the following materials:

  • Learner Guides
  • Master Facilitator Guide
  • POE Instruments
  • POE Guides
  • Programme Alignment Matrix
  • Portfolio of Evidence Guide
  • Learner Induction Guide

 Each Qualification package includes the following Modules:

  • All the Knowledge Modules.
  • All the Practical Modules.
  • All the Workplace Modules as indicated by the Qualification rules.