Course details

National Certificate in Plumbing
NZQF Level 4

About the course

This qualification recognises competence in the plumbing trade. Holders of this qualification are able to establish line, level, and gradient, and excavate and trench. They are able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in: use of plumbing tools and equipment; the installation and necessary maintenance of plumbing pipework, ducting, backflow prevention devices, hot and cold water supply systems, structures and fittings, appliances and fixtures, roofing and rainwater handling systems, claddings, and flashings, and heating systems; health, safety, and emergency requirements relating to plumbing activities; good work habits, customer services and relations, and ethical behaviour; job requirements and job costing factors; drawing patterns; and constructing sheet metal products.

This qualification shares unit standards in common with the National Certificate in Drainlaying [Ref: 0077] and the National Certificate in Gasfitting [Ref: 0201]. People undertaking or completing the National Certificate in Plumbing [Ref: 0202] often complete the National Certificate in Gasfitting [Ref: 0201] and vice versa.

People awarded this qualification may apply for registration as a plumber under the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006. Registration will be dependent on the applicant meeting additional Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) requirements. The PGDB, in accordance with the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006, reserves the right at all times to register or not register.

About the provider

Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.

Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success. Together, we're committed to equipping every student with the industry-relevant knowledge, skills and experience they need to get the job they want and to excel in it.

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