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Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 77 credits. The courses includes:
Water supply systems (15 Credit)
Students will develop the foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of hot and cold water installations; manage and apply first aid, and prepares work capabilities as they undertake project based work., After this course, you will be able to:
- Provide first aid and demonstrate site safe principles.
- Work safely with electricity.
- Describe and assist with installing hot and cold water reticulation systems.
- Assist with installing and commissioning a low pressure, tank-fed hot water cylinder.
Building Envelope (15 Credit)
Students will gain the general practical and theoretical knowledge of the principles related to weather tightness in plumbing and gasfitting. After this course, you will be able to:
- Work safely at height.
- Describe the main principles of weather tightness in plumbing and gasfitting.
- Describe methods of preserving the structural integrity and prevention of damage to the property.
- Install watertight roof and wall cladding pipe penetration systems.
- Install basic roof cladding and flashings.
Drainlaying (15 Credit)
students will learn basic knowledge and practical skills to assist with drainage system and installation and further develop work readiness capabilities. After this course, you will be able to:
- Plan a confined space entry.
- Identify hazards associated with confined spaces.
- Excavate, shore and backfill a trench.
- Identify and assist with installing drainage pipework and components.
Plumbing maintenance and foul water (15 Credit)
Students will develop foundation knowledge and practical skills to assist with the installation of foul water plumbing systems and perform basic plumbing maintenance, under supervision, and further develop work readiness capabilities. After this course, you will be able to:
- Describe biohazards, in relation to plumbing and drainlaying work.
- Identify and assist with installing basic foul water plumbing systems.
- Assist with installing basic plumbing fixtures.
- Maintain taps and assist with maintaining valves.
Introduction to Gasfitting (15 Credit)
Students will gain the foundation knowledge and skills to assist with flueing and ventilation; consumer gas pipework; gas appliances and their application and; adds capabilities in work readiness. After this course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of hazards and precautions for working with gas in plumbing and gasfitting, including combustion principles.
- Identify and assist with installing appropriate gas pipework and components.
- Identify and assist with installing a flue system.
- Describe basic gas appliance controls and their operation.