Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting (Level 3)

Programme highlights

Open up your opportunities in the growing plumbing and gasfitting industry, and you could shorten your apprenticeship by up to a year.

Develop basic skills in residential plumbing and gasfitting, including hot and cold water, sanitary and gasfitting supply systems, drainlaying and roofing. Obtain unit standards in health and safety and further your knowledge of the Building Act regulations, and plumbing and gasfitting codes and standards.

At MIT Mangere our state-of-the-art facilities include an integrated plumbing workshop and modern interactive gasfitting workshop. As part of our courses we regularly take students on industry visits. This means you keep pace with current plumbing supplies, appliances, installations and new technologies. Our fully qualified team will prepare you to be industry ready as an apprentice or trainee plumber and could provide work experience with local plumbers, drainlayers, gasfitters or roofers.

Key facts

Study Method 30 weeks (full time) (three days per week)
Applications Close when the programme is full
Level 3
Credits 120
Fees $6,700 (approx.)
International Student Fees NZD$19,600 (approx.)
Study Location MIT Mangere

Information is correct at December 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Apprenticeship in plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying or roofing; traineeships within the network reticulation sectors including water, gas and wastewater services.

Programme structure

Students complete the following courses:

  • Introduction to Health, Safety and Professional Development
  • Hot Water Supply Systems
  • Sanitary Appliance, Fixture and Valve Installation and Maintenance
  • Sheetmetal Work and Roof Plumbing
  • Welding and Brazing
  • Gas and Combustion Theory and Practice (Including Heating and Ventilating)
  • Gas Pipes, Appliances and Devices
  • Building Construction and Service Integration
  • Sanitary (Foul Water) Systems
  • Cold Water Supply Systems (Potable).

Further study

Ongoing study is offered and managed through the relevant ITO (Industry Training Organisation).  You will need to be employed in your trade to complete Level 4 apprenticeship training.  Contact us to find out more about which ITO can support you with your on going study.

Programme Code MN4484
Qualification MIT Certificate

36 weeks (full time) (three days per week) incl. six weeks breaks

Start Dates February and July

Start dates

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Offered by

Faculty of Engineering and Trades - School of Building and Construction

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme
  • Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be asked to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent. Applicants will be accepted in order of application.

Applicants will be accepted in order of application.

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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