Plumbing: Introductory Advanced level 1-4 training course


The Introduction to Basic Industrial Plumbing Techniques and Procedures  is for the new plumber and will focus on all the fundamentals needed to work on domestic plumbing systems. This course will teach, educate, instruct and prepare you, on how plumbing is safely installed in all households. You will be instructed, trained and assessed by suitably qualified experts in both the theory and practical work in fully equipped workshops. In this environment your theory and practical skills will be tested and improved upon. You will learn, in a practical as well as theatrical workshop environment from industry experts. All modules are done in practice in a fully equipped workshop allowing you to immediate use your practical skills rather than a theoretical environment

Process explained:


Step 1: Enroll for the Basic Plumbing Level 1-4 training course

Step 2: Gain 3-4 years work experience in the Plumbing trade industry (depending on your highest education)

Step 3: Enroll for the Prep – training course for the Red Seal Certification

Step 4: Start your 2 weeks training, during your second week your interview will be conducted...

Step 5: After interview, your application for Trade Test is submitted to CITA, awaiting approval/serial number.... Once received, you will return for your final week training.

Step 6: On completion of your Red Seal certification - you will be able to trade as a qualified Red Seal Plumber

Areas addressed in the course,


  • Teaching of all plumbing tools

  • Plumbing materials and the

  • Symbols and abbreviations

  • Maintaining your water heater

  • Faucets (Maintenance, installations and Repairing)

  • Sink Drains

  • Water Pressure, Low / uneven

  • Toilets (Maintenance, Installations and repairing)

  • Tubs & Showers (Maintenance, Installations and Repairing)

  • Advanced Clog Clearing

  • Replacing of spouts

  • Pop-Up Stoppers

  • Preventing Frozen Pipes and Frost free faucets

  • Water Heater, Electrical & Gas

  • Cut, thread and assemble GMS pipe-work

  • Cut, bend and Assemble copper pipe-work

  • Repairs and alterations to existing GMS pipe-work

  • Repairs and alterations to existing copper pipes

  • Install a Shower

  • Install a water closet

  • Install a basin / Sink

  • SABS Standards and Plumbing Definitions

  • Repair to and maintenance of taps and valves

  • Cold water systems

  • Hot water systems

  • Geysers inspected and maintained.

  • Repair taps and valves

  • Water leaks are detected.

  • Hidden pipe work traced.

  • Inspect, maintain and repair soil and waste water systems.

  • Inspecting and maintaining drainpipes.

  • Install a below-ground drainage system.

  • Repairing drain pipes and fittings.

  • Recognition of below-ground drainage system

  • Set out and determine levels

  • Blueprint Reading and Drafting

Course duration: 35 days

Start dates: 6 January, 24 February, 14 April,  8 June, 27 July, 14 September, 2 November 2020


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