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The Introduction to Basic Domestic Plumbing Techniques and Procedures  is for the new plumber. It 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 be fully prepared for your ARPL and Trade Test All modules are done and practiced in a fully equipped workshop allowing you to immediately use your practical skills rather than a theoretical environment. On completion of this course, you will receive The Olifantsfontein Artisans Academy Plumbing Certificate of Accomplishment.

Course Modules

  • Teaching of all plumbing tools

  • Plumbing materials

  • 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

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  • ​​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


Contact Us

62 Cape Road, Fiveways Center, Mill Park, Port Elizabeth

041 354 5659 / 081 723 9916 / 073 065 8904 / 067 979 7441

Opening Hours

Mon - Thurs



08:00 am – 15:00 pm

08:00 am – 12:00 pm

08:00 am – 13:00 pm

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