Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Level 3
New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 3)
In this year-long, fees-free introductory course, you will learn the hands-on skills and theory required to enter the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying industries. Learn up-to-date technology and trends from industry-expert tutors, who can help you gain the foundations to move into an apprenticeship with confidence.
Career/further opportunitiesThe 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. 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).
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Your first day
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Year 1 students starting July 2021
Date: Monday 12 July 2021
Venue: RkGg.16, G Block, Rotokauri Campus
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He reo pōwhiri - Your official welcome to Wintec
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
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Paying for your study
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