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

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

What you will learn

  • Learn how to use and maintain plumbing tools and equipment
  • Develop skills in brazing and soldering
  • 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 criteria

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

Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)

This programme is FREE and covered under TTAF, click here for more information.

*Student services fee is not included under the Government scheme.

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