National Certificates in Plumbing and Gasfitting
|Programme summary||Career opportunities||Courses & timetables||Admission requirements|
4, 219 credits Plumbing
4, 171 credits Gasfitting
Three block courses of two weeks per year for 3 years
Two block courses of two weeks per year for 1 year
Starts throughout the year
16 places per block course
Mt Albert campus
NZ$1578 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Develop the knowledge and skills for a career in the plumbing and gasfitting industries. Gain a thorough grounding in plumbing and gasfitting systems, pipe work, roofing, meters and heating systems.
About to start your apprenticeship and need to become qualified? Further your understanding of plumbing and gasfitting theory by studying the National Certificates in Plumbing and Gasfitting. Develop a sound knowledge of plumbing and gasfitting systems, pipe work, roofing, meters and heating systems. Because plumbing and gasfitting are licensed trades for health and safety reasons, you'll also cover sanitation, ventilation and water supply.
- Once you've completed all assessments and optained your national certificate along with your completion of the PGDB board exam, you'll be eligible to apply to become a licensed plumber and gasfitter.
- Unit standards covering a range of topics: each topic may have a number of assessment checks, designed to demonstrate your competency in a particular skill. The assessment checks for each unit standard are often spread out over several years.
- Much of our teaching material is donated by the industry, and manufacturers like Apex Valves, Aqualine, Marley, Rheem, Rinnai, Methven, Buteline, Aquatherm NZ and many others come in personally to explain their products.
- A series of block courses: attend three two-week block courses each year for the first three years, and two, two-week block courses in the final year. A comprehensive, web-based distance learning programme forms part of the assessment process.
Prepare for success
Well-prepared students have the best chance of success in their studies, so we've put together a free online guide so you can refresh and sharpen some of the skills you'll use on this programme.
Last edited: 15 November 2013