Te mahi korere me te kapuni Plumbing and Gasfitting

About Plumbing and Gasfitting

Plumbing and gasfitting are great areas to get into if you’re mechanically minded and you enjoy hands-on work and solving problems. You can earn well too: around $60,000 after three years on the job and over $100,000 a year with several years’ experience. Plumbing and gasfitting are also good pathways into self-employment (approximately 90% of plumbers and gasfitters are self-employed).

Careers for plumbers include: self-employed certified plumber, building inspector, plumbing tutor, plumbing equipment salesperson, technical advisor and project manager. As a certified gasfitter you can work for yourself or an employer, design gasfitting installations, work as a gas auditor or tutor, or become a technical advisor, project manager or gasfitting equipment salesperson.

Studying plumbing

As a trainee plumber you’ll undertake study at Tamesa, and onsite with an employer. You’ll learn about various water supplies (such as wells, springs, rain water and river water); distribution of water (through private, communal and city-owned water supply systems); and the uses of water (such as hot and cold water systems, fire systems and cooling water). You’ll also learn about the disposal and treatment of water once it’s been used, and how to ensure buildings are weather-tight.

Many Tamesa trades programmes include an apprenticeship. You can find out more here.

Studying gasfitting

As a trainee gasfitter you’ll combine study at Tamesa with hands-on learning alongside an employer. You’ll learn about types of gases, their composition and heating values; gas pipe sizing; the need for ventilation when installing gas appliances; fluing of gas appliances and the importance of testing gasfitting installations.

Many Tamesa trades programmes include an apprenticeship. You can find out more here.

Programmes

Craftsman Plumbing

Craftsman Plumbing

Programme code:
G11017
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This qualification provides you with enhanced skills and knowledge related to plumbing.

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Gasfitting

Craftsman Gasfitting

Programme code:
G11018
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This short award prepares Registered Plumbers and Gasfitters to sit the Craftsman Gasfitting Examination, conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Registration Board.

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Craftsman Common

Programme code:
G11016
Level:
5
Credits:
30
Starts:
February

This qualification will prepare you to sit the Craftsman Common Examination, conducted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Registration Board.

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New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2661
Level:
4
Credits:
141
Starts:
February

Gain the professional skills and knowledge needed to apply for industry certification as a drainlayer.

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National Certificate in Gasfitting

Programme code:
NC5405
Level:
4
Credits:
171
Starts:
Throughout the year

Acquire the professional skills and knowledge you need to apply for registration as a gasfitter with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

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New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2663
Level:
4
Credits:
249
Starts:
February

Gain the professional skills and knowledge needed to apply for industry certification as a plumber.

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NZ2662 - Gasfitting L4

New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting (Level 4)

Programme code:
NZ2662
Level:
4
Credits:
235
Starts:
February

Acquire the professional skills and knowledge needed to apply for registration as a gasfitter.

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

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

Programme code:
NZ2660
Level:
3
Credits:
75
Starts:
January, July

The Plumbing Pre Trade module has been designed to give you all the fundamental skills needed to begin a career in plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying

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