10 NCEA Level 1 literacy credits and 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits.
NZ2660 New Zealand Certificate in Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying (Pre-Apprenticeship) (Level 3)
Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
When you graduate with this qualification you can apply for registration as a plumber with the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board. Your registration will be dependent on you meeting the PGDB's requirements. Career options include working as a plumber for a private company or completing the certification examination and becoming an independent contractor.
Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year