Online Career Guidance Workshop
Are you unsure of your career journey options? This online workshop will guide you to discover potential career options for your future and how to get started.
Learn the hands-on skills and theory required to enter the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries with this year-long introductory course.
You can check out the programme modules below to learn more about the details of what the course will cover.
The course is designed to give you foundational knowledge, skills, and confidence. The next step if you are looking to become a fully-qualified tradesperson, is to complete an apprenticeship.
Qualified plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers work with the installation and maintenance of drains, pipes, and gas. Once fully qualified, some go on to work across all of these fields as generalists. Others will choose to specialise in one or just some of these areas.
Whether it’s commercial projects like office building or subdivisions, or private residential work, they are concerned mainly with ensuring there is a safe supply of water and gas to properties and the effective removal of waste.
For those who do not pursue apprenticeships, on completion of the initial course, this qualification does provide useful technical understanding to work in jobs relating to these industries, such as a salesperson for a retailer, or for a company selling these products within the industry to licensed practitioners.
There is open entry to this programme although students 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.
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).
Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.
Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.
Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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