New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing

The Skills Organisation

Subject area

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying

Qualification

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

The New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing (Level 4) [Ref: 2663], or equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into this qualification.

Additionally, entrants must have passed the PGD Board's competency assessment required for registration as a Tradesman Plumber.

Achievement of the design competencies in this qualification does not, and is not intended to, sufficiently prepare graduates to undertake duties and responsibilities at the level required of a Licensed Building Practitioner (Design).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the plumbing sector with suitably skilled tradesman plumbers who are ready to apply for registration as a Certifying Plumber under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.

The New Zealand community will benefit by having graduates who are competent to carry out and certify all plumbing work once they have met the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board (PGD Board) registration requirements and are legally licensed to do this.

Graduates will be able to ensure both their own work, and the work of anyone they supervise, is performed competently and safely.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Building at this level can earn:

$41,000

Median earnings one year after study

$46,000

Median earnings two years after study

$56,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

70%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Clutha District Council: Tuapeka County Bursary Fund

Provided by:

Clutha District Council - Corporate Services Administrator

Website:

https://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/your-district/funding-schemes/Pages/default.aspx

Value:

Minimum bursary of $1000 is available annually.

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New Zealand Pacific Scholarships

Provided by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - NZ Aid Programme

Website:

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/aid-and-development/scholarships/types-of-scholarships

Value:

See 'Additional Information.'

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (09) 525 2590
Fax: (09) 525 2591
Email: support@skills.org.nz
Web: http://www.skills.org.nz

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

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

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

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