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Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying

Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying

Level 2

Are you looking for an industry with great job opportunities? UCOL’s Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying programme will provide you with the foundation skills you’ll need to get started in this busy industry.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 1 day a week

Dates:
13 Feb 2023 - 22 Sep 2023

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-freeScholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can fill out the application form as follows:
 

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of UCOL's Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying industry. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying Level 3
  • UCOL Managed Plumbing Apprenticeship

Employment Opportunities

  • Plumber
  • Gasfitter
  • Drainlayer
  • Refrigeration Technician

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for Architects and Engineering Professionals, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

This programme comprises 22 credits.

Unit Standard 25068 (Level 2) (Version 1) (5 Credits)
Perform basic residential plumbing maintenance under supervision.

Unit Standard 24354 (Level 2) (Version 3) (4 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety legislation and apply safe working practises in a BCATS environment.

Unit Standard 21883 (Level 2) (Version 3) (3 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of working in gas contaminated environments in plumbing, gasfitting, or drainlaying.

Unit Standard 30557 (Level 2) (Version1) (4 Credits)
Select, describe, use, and maintain tools for plumbing and drainlaying projects.

Unit Standard 22139 (Level 2) (Version 4) (3 Credits)
Soft solder metal joints.

Unit Standard 25413 (Level 2) (Version 1) (3 Credits)
Draw and form simple patterns for plumbing and gas fitting sheet metal components.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school students (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or students with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of 'Academy' programmes offered by UCOL to secondary students seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for UCOL's Academy Introduction to Plumbing, Gasfitting, & Drainlaying programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. 

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met. 

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Students must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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