Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting (Level 5)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 5
Credits 95
Subject Area
  • Architecture and Building » Building » Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the gasfitting sector with suitably skilled tradesman gasfitters who are ready to apply for registration as a Certifying Gasfitter 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 gasfitting 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.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply the legislative responsibilities of a certifying gasfitter including the design, specification and verification/certification of system installations with reference to the elements in PGD Board Competencies 6(3)(d) and (e).
- Apply design processes to gas fitting systems with reference to the elements in PGD Board Competency 6(3)(a), and (d).
- Manage the effect of the design and installation of gasfitting systems on structures with reference to the elements in PGD Board Competency 6(3)(f).
- Prepare schedules of quantities and cost jobs for gasfitting systems in relation to PGD Board Competency 6(3)(b) and 6(3)(c).
- Supervise others as required by Section 6(3)(h), 8(8) and 8(9) of the PGD Board Gazette notice.
- Meet responsibilities relating to managing health and safety, with reference to the elements in PGD Board Competency 6(3)(g).
Education pathways
Graduates may progress to higher level qualifications in one or more of:
- generic trade project management
- construction industry supervision
- engineering or building services specific
- business management.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be eligible to apply for registration as a certifying gasfitter under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006.

Once graduates have met the PGD Board's registration requirements they may then be employed as certifying gasfitters.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
The New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting (Level 4) [Ref: 2662], or its equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into this qualification.

Additionally, entrants must have passed the PGD Board competency assessment that is required for registration as a Tradesman Gasfitter.

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).
Education Organisation The Skills Organisation
Developed By Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3840
Status Current
Created September 2018
Next Review December 2023
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