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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 75
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
Strategic Purpose Statement
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 in accordance with the requirements of the regulatory legislation and who are ready to work.

The qualification is common to all three trades and is suitable for those who wish to enter the industry and who do not yet have an apprenticeship agreement.

Graduates will be capable of assisting with work undertaken by a licenced Plumber, Gasfitter, or Drainlayer under supervision and will be ready to enter into an apprenticeship that will lead to a New Zealand Level 4 trade qualification in one or more of the plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying trades [Refs: 2661, 2662, 2663].

The New Zealand community will benefit from having graduates able to assist in ensuring public safety in the provision of gas and water services and removal of foul water.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Present themselves appropriately for work, follow instructions, and work within limits of own knowledge while recognising the consequence of actions on work relationships and performance.
- Communicate using oral, written, and digital formats to clarify and report on work-related tasks; to interact respectfully with colleagues and clients; and to work effectively as part of a team.
- Use recognised methods and processes to perform basic trade-related tasks to assist with work undertaken by a licensed Plumber, Gasfitter or Drainlayer.
- Accept responsibility for actions and ask relevant questions about workplace processes to ensure correct understanding of supervisor instructions and expected work outputs.
- Apply safe working procedures and practices; identify and control hazards in a working environment; and use understanding of basic electrical principles relevant to plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying work contexts to keep oneself safe.
- Work with understanding of the roles and the regulatory environment for plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973]. The Vocational Pathway Award in Construction and Infrastructure is also relevant but not required.

This qualification provides one of two entry pathways into the plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying industries and is intended for candidates who do not have an apprenticeship agreement in any of those trades. It provides trainees with an opportunity to progress to a fully credentialed tradesperson level with further study.

The second entry pathway is through an apprenticeship agreement where candidates will be signed directly into the New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing (Level 4) [Ref: 2663], New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting (Level 4) [Ref: 2662] or New Zealand Certificate in Drainlaying (Level 4) [Ref: 2661].

On completion of this qualification, graduates may progress into one of the Level 4 New Zealand Certificates above.

This qualification is not a prerequisite for the Level 4 New Zealand Certificates above.
However, some credits gained for this qualification will contribute towards those higher level qualifications.
Employment pathways
This qualification does not enable graduates to practice as a plumber, gasfitter or drainlayer.
Graduates will not be eligible to seek licensing.

Examples of roles that this qualification may lead to are plumbing apprentice, gasfitting apprentice, or drainlaying apprentice.

Graduates may also be able to work in areas such as plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying wholesaling or retailing as a counter sales person.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 10 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By The Skills Organisation
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2660
Status Current
Created July 2015
Next Review December 2022
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