- Current students
Undertake this certificate and through classroom learning and practical sessions you’ll gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to gain registration as a Drainlayer.
Your initial compulsory papers are shared with plumbing, and gasfitting students. From there, you’ll move onto drainlaying specific training, where you’ll learn to lay, alter, reconstruct, extend, repair and open up drains and associated traps and connect drains up to and away from waste water treatment stations.
- Take this programme in conjunction with other apprenticeship programmes including the New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing and the New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting
- Successful completion of this programme will help you gain your full registration to be a Tradesman Drainlayer
- On-campus training is set up in block courses to minimise work disruption
- This programme is a managed apprenticeship, this means we'll assist in your success and visit you on-site
- Much of our teaching material utilises familiar industry product with leading manufacturers and merchants
- Workshop learning takes place in our new trades building, purpose built for trades training
- Learn from our experienced qualified academic trades staff
To become registered and gain your qualification you will need to:
- Successfully complete this New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying programme of study
- And pass the Plumbing Gasfitting and Drainlaying Board (PGDB) exam
- Then apply for your tradesman license and registration. See the PGDB site for more details about the exam, licensing, and registration.
- Once you have your registration, you may then graduate and receive your New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying qualification.
Completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Level 3) is an advantage as it will help you prepare for study in this field but it is not a requirement. Additionally, some credits gained from the Level 3 programme will contribute to this Level 4 programme.
For this programme, you will need the following:
1. Be employed in the workplace as an apprentice/trainee drainlayer and complete the Trainee Acknowledgement Form; AND
2. Be able to hold a current drainlaying limited trainee certificate or licence as issued under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act (2006); AND
3. If English is not your first language, you need one or more of the following:
- Have achieved NCEA Level 3 and New Zealand University Entrance
- Be able to provide evidence you satisfy our criteria for existing English proficiency
- Have achieved at least one English proficiency outcome in the last two years
Don't meet the requirements? We also accept:
- Provide sufficient evidence to be eligible for discretionary admission
For more information, download the programme regulations:
Courses and timetables
For more details on the courses including timetables, please click on the course names below.
|Work Safety (CIBC3104)||12.0 credits (0.1 EFTS)||To enable students to understand health and safety requirements across all activities when working in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.|
|Preliminary Work in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (CIBC4146)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to get a general understanding of plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry.|
|PGD Industry I (CIBC4147)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to understand and implement safe working practices when working in a confined space; knowledge of tools and job documentation used in PGD projects, and working with consideration of other construction and related trades as a plumber, gasfitter or a drainlayer.|
|PGD Industry 2 (CIBC4148)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to interpret plans and drawings, prepare site including excavate trenches and manage variations and amendments as needed.|
|Foul-water Drains (CIBC4181)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to install foul water drains and associated fittings and carry out maintenance work.|
|Storm-water Systems (CIBC4182)||20.0 credits (0.167 EFTS)||To enable students to install a storm water handling system, and wet and dry inspection chambers.|
|On-site Waste-water Treatment (CIBC4183)||20.0 credits (0.167 EFTS)||To enable students to install, commission and maintain on-site wastewater treatment systems.|
|Trade Waste Systems (CIBC4184)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to select, install, commission and maintain trade waste systems.|
|Pumps for Drainlaying (CIBC4185)||15.0 credits (0.125 EFTS)||To enable students to select, install, commission and maintain trade waste systems.|