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Craftsman Plumbing

Short AwardPart-time, 1 year

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code







This programme is not available to international students



Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road


Prepare to sit the Craftsman Common examination conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers Registration Board.

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

You will learn about design principles and procedures, in accordance with current leglislation and standards for:

  • Water supply systems
  • Water supply backflow protection systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Foul water systems
  • Weather proofing buildings

You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.

Career opportunities

The short award will prepare you for the successful completion of the 9195 Craftsman common examination conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Registration Board .

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics

Programme structure

To complete this Short Award you are required to complete 30 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • Completion of the necessary time requirements set by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

  • Successful completion of Registration examinations for either or both of the subjects.

  • Successful completion of the National Certificate in Plumbing or Gasfitting Level 4.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • Students must have completed the Craftsman Common short award to gain entry to this programme.

English requirements
  • 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.










Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

All students who meet the entry criteria will be allowed entry into this short award.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this short award.

Application documents

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.