A Gasfitting apprenticeship is a New Zealand Certificate Level 4 qualification, structured over three years (up to 6000 hours) of on-the-job learning within your business.
Through a designated training provider, the apprentice will attend 6-7 week-long block courses (two or three 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 New Zealand Certificate in Gasfitting Level 4.
A plumbing, drainlaying and gasfitting apprenticeship is also available. This takes five years (up to 10000 hours) .