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Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

STARTS: May 2021
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.

Please note: this programme is FEES-FREE for domestic students until 31 December 2022. Find out more >

The programme has open entry. English Language requirements apply.

In addition, you need to be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

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

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 (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 3)

FULL-TIME - 24 Weeks

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

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ2660
Next Starts May 2021
Credits 75
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2660-STRU
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Additional Entry Requirements

In addition, you need to be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

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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.

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