Plumbing, Drainlaying & Gasfitting
A plumbing, drainlaying and gasfitting apprenticeship is a NZQA Level 4 qualification, structured over five years (up to 10000 hours) of on-the-job learning within your business.
Through a designated training provider, the apprentice will attend 12-14 week-long block courses (three or four times a year), as well as night classes when applicable. The induction block course covers the health and safety units – fall arrest, confined space hazards and workplace first aid.
By completing the required unit standards and practical experience, the apprentice will achieve the National Certificates in Plumbing and Gasfitting Level 4.
A plumbing and drainlaying apprenticeship is also available. This takes four years (8000 hours) .