New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying


Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the plumbing sector with people who are suitably skilled as plumbing tradespersons and ready to apply for registration as a licensed plumber under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.

This qualification provides an entry into the plumbing industry and is intended for candidates who are training in the workplace and who can fulfil the requirements of the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board Trainee Limited Certificate (TLC). Generally this is in conjunction with an apprenticeship.

This qualification allows the New Zealand community to recognise that graduates, once registered and licensed, are able to legally carry out all sanitary plumbing work, essential for the safe delivery and removal of water. A licensed plumber can carry out any work involved in fixing or unfixing pipes, plumbing fixtures or appliances including; traps, waste or soil pipes, ventilation pipes, or overflow pipes and pipes that supply water.

Licensed plumbers are qualified and licensed but must be supervised by a certifying person who is ultimately responsible for ensuring the work is done competently.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

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Unitec Study Grants

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Up to $500

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905

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

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