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Associated Tradesperson (Plumber, Gasfitter and Plumber/Gasfitter)

This short course is Electrical Workers Registration Board approved competency-based training system which covers theory, regulations tuition and practical skills training and assessment required for Associated Tradesperson (Plumber, Gasfitter and Plumber/Gasfitter) class of EWRB registration.

Overview

This short course is Electrical Workers Registration Board approved competency-based training which covers theory, regulations tuition and practical skills training and assessment required for Associated Tradesperson (Plumber, Gasfitter and Plumber/Gasfitter) class of EWRB registration.

The course covers

  • A formal training course for an Associated Tradesperson accredited by EWRB
  • Practical skill assessments
  • Instruction in safe working practices, testing, basic first aid and cardiac-pulmonary resuscitation, as approved by EWRB.

This course is for:

Registered Plumbers and/or Registered Gasfitters who wish to carry out authorised electrical work, such as the installation of water heaters and the servicing of waste disposal units. Please note, to gain this class of registration, EWRB will request a registration issued by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (plumber or gasfitter or plumber/gasfitter).
Your limits of work are constrained by your licence from the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board. For details, please check EWRB website.

Outcome of this course

Candidates who complete all assessments in this short course will partially fulfil EWRB requirements for Associated Tradesperson class of registration.  The course does NOT offer the written capstone examination required for registration.
Upon successful completion, Unitec will submit your practical assessment record to EWRB and confirm your eligibility to sit an examination to the EWRB examination provider, ASPEQ.

  • For complete registration requirements, please contact EWRB.
  • For examination, please contact ASPEQ.

Course details

Prerequisite

Before you enrol, please confirm with EWRB that you meet entitlement criteria for this class of registration.

Fees

Domestic: $1,037.34  (This fee is inclusive of 15% GST and Student Services fee).

International: $1,388.95 (This fee is inclusive of 15% GST and Student Services fee).

Note: International applicants may need insurance for this short course. Please see our Insurance page for more information.

Class Schedule

Class Date: 22nd to 29th Apr 2022

Time: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Mt Albert - Mataaho

How to apply

Please click the below “Apply Now” button and under Short Course in Electrotechnology select Associated Tradesperson (Plumber, Gasfitter and Plumber/Gasfitter) course.

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​Minimum Enrolment Number

12 students
Unitec reserves the right to cancel this class when the minimum enrolled number is not met. Should this occur, you will be notified before the intake closure.  Please check if your class is running, before you make any travel arrangements.

Maximum Enrolment Number

Unitec holds the right to stop the enrolment when the number of students enrolled in EWRB short courses reaches the capacity of the assigned Trades building laboratory.

List of tools and PPE gear required for the course

To attend the course, you must have required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) gear, which includes safety (capped) footwear and safety glasses. We recommend that you bring your toolbox, which must include (but not limited to):

  • Tester
  • Wire strippers
  • Phillips screwdrivers
  • Flat blade screwdrivers
  • Diagonal (Side) cutters
  • Electrician’s pliers

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Up Comming Classes


October

Class Date:3rd to 7th Oct 2022

Time: Mon to Fri 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Mt Albert - Mataaho

Moving to Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa (New Zealand) is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, in 2023 Unitec will become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa.

This means that while you are enrolling with Unitec now, from Semester 1, 2023 you will become a Te Pūkenga learner.

Te Pūkenga has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including this programme. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

The information contained here is correct at the time of publishing, but as the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time.

Rest assured that we will notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you study, where you study or the ways you learn.