Plumbing & Gasfitting

A house without plumbing? Probably not the kind of house you’d want to live in. Showers, sinks, hot water cylinders, washing machines… today’s houses need plenty of plumbing and gasfitting work. Which means lots of work for plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers.

Study plumbing and gasfitting at Unitec and it’s almost like working on actual plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying jobs. You’ll complete a range of tasks at our Plumbing and Gasfitting Training and Assessment Centre, under the watchful eyes of your lecturers. There’s also our hydraulics lab with a glass piping system to demonstrate the flow of wastewater systems. It’s the only one of its kind in Australasia. We also have specialist gas labs with fully operational commercial and domestic gas appliances, a dedicated drainlaying building, sheetmetal workshop and a fully equipped welding workshop. And then there’s our online learning programme, a world-class learning resource with fun multimedia features.

Much of our teaching material is donated by the industry. Plumbing and gasfitting companies also come in to demonstrate the latest products and how to install them. And not just any companies, but major industry players like Marley, Rheem, Rinnai, Methven, Hydroflow, Dux, Buteline, Apex Valves, Aquatherm, RMC and Tyco.


Plumbing and Gasfitting programmes

If you're just starting out:

Bridgepoint foundation education programmes can get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

To prepare yourself for an apprenticeship:

If you have a job but need to get qualified:

Professional development short courses:


Last edited: 27 February 2014  

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