About the course
This programme provides students with a good foundation of hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge of the plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying industry. Upon completion of this programme, students will be work ready and equipped with the confidence and knowledge valued by employers when selecting new apprentices.
There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. Selection Criteria To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme. Where there are more candidates than places available in the programme, selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria: a) Whether candidates have completed three years of secondary education; b) Candidates’ academic achievement in NCEA Level 1 and/or NCEA Level 2, or Year 11 and/or Year 12 English and Mathematics; and c) Candidates’ demonstrated commitment to the industry English Language Requirements Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent. As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen, and may be required to submit to further drug screening if there is reasonable cause to suspect a student is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, as per Wintec’s Drug & Alcohol Policy (OP-16/04).
About the provider
90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs). With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region. At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.