Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Plumbing Gateway 20 week).xml Plumbing - Gateway (10 week)

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Programme20 weeks, one day per week

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Qualification name

Construction and Infrastructure Vocational Pathway (Plumbing Gateway 20 week)

Programme code



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NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Construction & Infrastructure

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Programme Content

Secondary Tertiary Courses are a good option if you're thinking of leaving school early, or you want to check out study options you don't know a lot about.

In this five day plumbing gateway course, you will learn about workplace safety in the plumbing industry as well as gain an understanding of the machinery used in this industry. Following this five day course, you will be prepared for your 10 or 20 week work placement.

The placement takes place over 10 or 20 weeks; the 20 week placement is at two different business to gain a greater understanding of the industry options.

You will be expected to have completed the first aid standards through your school Gateway programme.

* Contact our youth transitions team for the start dates at

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or credits in English rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    IELTS 5.5 Academic (with no band score lower than 5.0). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

This programme allows you to take the first steps in the plumbing industry.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme, you'll be able to continue your study with the Certificate in Foundation Studies specialising in plumbing or as an apprentice through the National Certificate in Plumbing.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits