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New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)

STARTS: July 2024
Sullivan Ave

Gain all the fundamental skills needed to begin a career in plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying.

You will learn the process of assembling, installing and repairing pipes; how to use plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying drawings and fabricate basic components. With relevant work experience you will also apply health and safety requirements to plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying contexts and experience using appropriate safety equipment.

In order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related work environment.

This programme has open entry although you must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

When there are more candidates than places available in the programme, selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria:

  • whether candidates have completed three years of secondary education; and
  • candidates’ academic achievement in NCEA Level 1 and/or NCEA Level 2, or Year 11 and/or Year 12 English and Mathematics

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Career opportunities

Completion of this module will put you in a strong position when applying for an apprenticeship in a plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying company and for working towards a New Zealand Certificate qualification and registration.

Employment opportunities are strong in the Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying industries in Christchurch with the rebuild and it is hoped that a student completing this course will take up the opportunity to gain an apprenticeship.

Study pathways

This programme is a study pathway towards the New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing Level 4 and New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3)

FULL-TIME - 23 Weeks

Gain all the fundamental skills needed to begin a career in plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying.

Type Certificate
Code NZ2660
Next Starts July 2024
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date NULL
Credits 70
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2660-STRU
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NZ Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying - JUL1 - Mon-Wed - Woolston
Start date: 08 July 2024
NZ Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying - JUL2 - Wed-Fri - Woolston
Start date: 10 July 2024

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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