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CertificatePart time - 3 years
Annual Fees(indicative 2017)
Domestic$1,005 - $2,800
|Throughout the year||
InternationalThis programme is not available to international students
Course related costsAdvised before enrolment
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
|This programme is not available to international students|
|Christchurch - Ensors Road|
Gain all the professional skills and knowledge you need to apply for industry certification as a plumber with this highly practical qualification.
Trained in best practice standards, you will learn how to use and maintain plumbing hand tools and trade equipment as well as how to install, secure and maintain domestic and commercial plumbing systems, appliances, fittings and structures.
You will further develop your professional skills and knowledge with study in will be trained in how to excavate and trench, remove asbestos products, solder metal joints and apply sealants to joints. In other unit standards you will learn how to join lead sheet and tube by lead burning, design and construct sheet metal plumbing requirements, weld steel plumbing pipe and sheet, and design and fabricate sheet lead and tube plumbing items.
This qualification is delivered concurrently with the National Certificate in Gasfitting and forms part of the requirements for a registered plumber.
You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.
Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.
To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 219 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
or the Certificate in Pre Trade Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Level 2.
- 36 NCEA credits at Level 1 including 12 credits in English. and 12 credits in mathematics.
Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.
- A current training agreement and employment in the industry.
If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.
Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
To apply for this programme please:
- complete an Admission and Enrolment Form
If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.
When you graduate with this qualification you can apply for registration as a plumber with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board. Your registration will be dependent on you meeting Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) requirements. Career options include working for as a plumber for a private company or you may like to consider becoming an independent contractor.
With this qualification you are eligible to apply to sit examinations set by the Board of Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers to become a registered gasfitter.
If you are interested in sitting these exams our short awards may be of interest to you. These include: Craftsman Common (G11016), Craftsman Plumbing (G11017), Craftsman Gas (G11018) and Solar Hot Water Installation (SHWI101).
Recommended school subjects
Plumbing ITO Block Course 3
Project 10: Water Supply Systems
Project 11: Cladding, Ducts and Roofing
Project 12: Tools and Appliances
Project 13: Trenching, Traps and Pipework
Project 3: Hot Cold Water, Appliances and Foul Water
Project 5: Water Supply, Hot Water and Safety
Project 6: Welding, Cladding and Sheetmetal Systems
Project 7: Trenching, Shoring Foul Water Pipework, and Appliances