About the course
This qualification is for registered plumbers wishing to gain competence in the specialist field of solar installation and design and management of solar installation. The content and structure has been developed to encourage good practice installation and management of solar system installation. While selection and specification is included, candidates are not expected to be competent solar system design engineers.<br /><br />The qualification contains a compulsory section so that people credited with this qualification will be able to install and maintain roofing, rainwater handling, and cladding systems, and flashings; install, test commission and maintain solar water heating systems; demonstrate knowledge of solar water heating safety, system types and applications, regulatory compliance, and design; select and specify solar hot water systems; and manage their installation and commissioning. They will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of the legal system in New Zealand and apply the law of contract to solar hot water heating installation situations. As part of the safety aspects required for installation, they will be able to employ fall arrest systems on building and construction sites.<br /><br />The elective section allows candidates to demonstrate competence in installing a solar system in one or both of the common roofing types, metal roof cladding or metal roof tiles.
About the provider
At E-tec we specialise in equipping people for success in New Zealand’s electrotechnology and telecommunications industries. We deliver high-quality training and assessments to over 1,000 trainees each year through short courses, blended learning programmes and bespoke commercial contracts. A range of formal Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) practical assessments and examination preparation courses can also be completed at E-tec for those looking to get their qualifications recognised in New Zealand. We are an EWRB approved training provider and the only training organisation in the country accredited by the Fibre To The Home (FTTH) Council Asia Pacific, so you can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands. With a proven track record of delivering and assessing EWRB and Chorus Competency programmes, our trainers are experts in their field. In fact, they pride themselves on providing a world-class training experience and frequently go the extra mile to help their learners to succeed. Our state-of-the-art facilities are designed to provide real-world simulations and hands-on practice. Training can be customised to suit the context of a particular workplace or industry and we can often be flexible with timings and location to suit our customers’ needs. E-tec’s recently refurbished campus is conveniently located in East Tamaki, less than 10 minutes from the Southern Motorway and within 15kms of Auckland Airport. It also has plenty of free parking for trainees, making the campus easily accessible. When you study at E-tec we will strive to provide you with the most professional and enjoyable learning experience possible.