Te mahi korere me te kapuni Plumbing and Gasfitting

About Plumbing and Gasfitting

Plumbing and gasfitting are great areas to get into if you’re mechanically minded and you enjoy hands-on work and solving problems. You can earn well too: around $60,000 after three years on the job and over $100,000 a year with several years’ experience. Plumbing and gasfitting are also good pathways into self-employment (approximately 90% of plumbers and gasfitters are self-employed).

Careers for plumbers include: self-employed certified plumber, building inspector, plumbing tutor, plumbing equipment salesperson, technical advisor and project manager. As a certified gasfitter you can work for yourself or an employer, design gasfitting installations, work as a gas auditor or tutor, or become a technical advisor, project manager or gasfitting equipment salesperson.

Studying plumbing

As a trainee plumber you’ll undertake study at Ara, and onsite with an employer. You’ll learn about various water supplies (such as wells, springs, rain water and river water); distribution of water (through private, communal and city-owned water supply systems); and the uses of water (such as hot and cold water systems, fire systems and cooling water). You’ll also learn about the disposal and treatment of water once it’s been used, and how to ensure buildings are weather-tight.

Studying gasfitting

As a trainee gasfitter you’ll combine study at Ara with hands-on learning alongside an employer. You’ll learn about types of gases, their composition and heating values; gas pipe sizing; the need for ventilation when installing gas appliances; fluing of gas appliances and the importance of testing gasfitting installations.

Programmes

Gasfitting

Craftsman Gasfitting

Programme code:
G11018
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This short award prepares Registered Plumbers and Gasfitters to sit the Craftsman Gasfitting Examination, conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Registration Board.

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Craftsman Common

Programme code:
G11016
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This qualification will prepare you to sit the Craftsman Common Examination, conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Registration Board.

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Craftsman Plumbing

Craftsman Plumbing

Programme code:
G11017
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This qualification provides you with enhanced skills and knowledge related to plumbing.

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National Certificate in Plumbing

Programme code:
NC5406
Level:
4
Credits:
219
Starts:
Throughout the year

Gain all the professional skills and knowledge you need to apply for industry certification as a plumber with this highly practical qualification.

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National Certificate in Gasfitting

Programme code:
NC5405
Level:
4
Credits:
171
Starts:
Throughout the year

Acquire the professional skills and knowledge you need to apply for registration as a gasfitter with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

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Plumbing pre trade

Certificate in Foundation Studies L3 (Plumbing Pretrade)

Programme code:
CH4022
Level:
3
Credits:
70
Starts:
February, July

Discover the ultimate pathway into your apprenticeship with our programme offering work experience in an industry that is always on the lookout for skilled people.

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