New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

New Zealand Management Academies Limited

Subject area

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying



20 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

Academic -NZQF level 2 qualification or equivalent OR meet requirements of NZMA Level 3 Placement test. English Language Requirements -International Applicants: General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 OR equivalent under Rule 18. -Domestic applicants with English as a second language: must demonstrate sufficiency in English language at interview. Successful applicants will be supported to work at heights and in confined spaces.

Detailed requirements

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


20 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,636 $4,636
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$5,334 $5,334
Total $9,970 $9,970

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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

Phone: (09) 309 7802
Fax: (09) 2701269

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

Where does this information come from?

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

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