Course details

National Certificate in Drainlaying (Installation) (Level 4)
NZQF Level 4

About the course

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the construction industry with individuals who have the knowledge, practical skills, and ethical and legal considerations to install drainage systems.

The qualification is a prerequisite to registration with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board as a licensed drainlayer, therefore all standards listed are compulsory.

Holders of this qualification are capable of operating independently in installing drainage systems which includes establishing line, level, and gradient, and excavating, trenching, and restoring. In addition, holders are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in: use of drainlaying tools and equipment; safety, emergency requirements and environmental practices relating to drainlaying activities; good work habits, customer services and relations, and ethical be behaviour; job requirements; the interpretation of drawings and specification; as-built drawings; and apply mathematics relevant to drainlaying.

Holders of this qualification could progress to the National Certificate in Drainlaying (Design, Management and Supervision) (Level 5) [1831].

About the provider

Open Polytechnic is New Zealand's leading distance and online learning provider. Our focus is on student success for over 31,000 students each year, who use the flexibility of our distance and online learning services to gain the skills they need to progress in their jobs and careers.

Our programmes are designed exclusively for distance learning. Our online courses include a range of rich content to engage you – readings, videos, interactive elements, case studies, quizzes and activities, and forums.

Our lecturers are experts at teaching by distance learning. It’s what they do.

They will be with you every step of the way to encourage you, and ensure you understand the course content. They will help you gain the skills and knowledge you need, so that you can succeed.

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