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Certificate in Trade Technology (Plumbing, Gasfitting and Roofing) (Level 3)


  • Semester 1 starts 23 January 2017
  • Semester 2 starts 17 July 2017
  • One semester, full-time
  • Fee Guideline: $3,398 *Fee free if under Māori and Pasifika Trades Training
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

The Certificate in Trade Technology (Plumbing,Gasfitting and Roofing) (Level 3) is designed to give you an introduction into the plumbing, gasfitting and roofing industry.

It incorporates topics such as pipefitting, soldering, health and safety, sanitation, welding, gutters and flashings and downpipes.

Your study will be based on a week on week off basis. For the week on, students will study from Monday to Friday undertaking practical training in specially equipped workshops. The week off, they will spend their time in industry getting relevant work experience. 

You'll learn in a purpose built trades and engineering facility on the Rotokauri Campus for the Wintec portion of their learning. This facility will provide learning opportunities that even better reflects industry standards and uses the latest techniques and technologies. 

The plumbing, gasfitting and roofing industry covers a wide range of services concerned with the installation of pipes and fittings for water supply and disposal, gas and other forms of heating, and roofing.

This programme incorporates the Certificate in Entry to Trades (Plumbing and Gasfitting).

Programme Content

The programme covers all the practical skills and the theory needed to reach the level of first assessment and includes:

  • Fresh water
  • Pipefitting
  • Soldering
  • Safety
  • High and low pressure systems
  • Sanitation
  • Welding
  • Cold and hot water supply
  • Sheetmetal work
  • Gasfitting
  • Installation
  • Flashings and downpipes
  • Roofing
  • Gutters

Graduate Opportunities

The Certificate in Trade Technology (Plumbing, Gasfitting and Roofing) (Level 3) may lead to employment opportunities in plumbing, drainlaying, gasfitting, metal roofing, cladding and flashing, commercial plumbing, sewer construction, heating and ventilating.

Entry Criteria

Open entry, although candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

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Additional Information

You will study at Wintec's Rotokauri campus which is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training areas in the country. Its modern, open plan workshops contain up-to-date equipment to help you learn all the necessary practical skills. The tutors are well-qualified, industry experienced and familiar with the latest technology. All this makes Wintec Trade graduates well sought after in the industry.

Secondary School Students

Want to experience plumbing and gasfitting for a day? Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor and do a Wintec Introduction to Plumbing and Gasfitting Taster.

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