New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

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

Designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship in plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying. This introductory pre trade programme gives students first-hand skills using tools, equipment and practices that are reflective of real-world worksites. After qualifying from this programme, students may go on to an apprenticeship.

What you will learn

Designed to prepare you for an apprenticeship. Train in our workshops and drainlaying pit. Learn how to use and maintain plumbing tools and equipment. You’ll identify basic methods for safely performing entry-level plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying tasks under professional supervision.

Start your career as a plumber. Learn the skills and theory that plumbers needs in their daily work. This course will give you broad-based training in all aspects of the plumbing industry.

  • Learn how to use and maintain plumbing tools and equipment
  • Install drains, working out levels using lasers
  • Cover the installation of plumbing fixtures, water pipes and water cylinders
  • Understand how to safely install gas pipes
  • Install basis roof cladding and flashings
  • Follow industry health and safety protocols
  • Get trained and certified in first aid

Career options

  • Plumber
  • Drainlayer
  • Gasfitter
  • Roofer
  • Heating and ventilation installer
  • Heat pump installer

Entry requirements

Applicants must be able to carry out the physical requirements of the programme.

Under 20 years

10 credits NCEA level 1 numeracy and 10 credits NCEA level 1 literacy, or evidence of equivalent skills and knowledge. 

Over 20 years

Open entry

Funding your study

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF.

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec.

From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time. stion or feedback?

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