New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying


Subject area

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying



23 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries with people who:
- have basic skills and knowledge in plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying
- have an awareness of the requirements of the regulatory environment, and
- are ready to enter an apprenticeship.

The New Zealand community will benefit from having graduates who are able to assist in ensuring public safety in the provision of gas, water services, and drainage.

Graduates will be capable of assisting with plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying work under supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

2.1 General Academic Admission There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. 2.2 Selection Criteria a) To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme. b) Where there are more candidates than places available in the programme, selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: i) Whether candidates have completed three years of secondary education; ii) Candidates' academic achievement in NCEA Level 1 and/or NCEA Level 2, or Year 11 and/or Year 12 English and Mathematics Students who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


23 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,489 $4,489
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,170 $5,170
Total $9,659 $9,659

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 948 896
Phone: (06) 757 3100
Fax: (06) 757 3236

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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