PGD Pre-Trade

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying – Certificate Level 3

Our PGD Pre-Trade Course is Your Pathway to a Rewarding Career


As a plumber or drainlayer you could be working on a farm one day or a high rise building the next. The best part?

New Zealand plumbing, gasfitting, or drainlaying qualifications are also recognised in other countries, so you can take your trade around the world. Any way you look at it, a career in the plumbing industry is a great move!

What to expect

This programme aims to provide you with a solid foundation, enabling you to assist qualified plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers, and help meet demand in the sector. Not only will you gain real world experience, skills and knowledge on your way to achieve this qualification, but you can rest assured that the learning you receive meets industry standards and requirements consistently.

Upon graduation, you could expect to gain employment and/or progress to the Level 4 Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying apprenticeship programmes.


Certificate Level 3  Pre-Trade
18-24 weeks – 70 credits – Full Time

Auckland  | Christchurch | Dunedin


Module 1

Essential Safety Skills for Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying – 18 Credits

Module 2

Patterns, Tools, and Regulatory and Ethical Considerations – 14 Credits

Module 3

Introduction to Drainlaying – 11 Credits


Introduction to Plumbing – 23 Credits


Introduction to Gasfitting – 4 Credits

Duration: 18-24 weeks | Total Credits – 70 Credits


Course Requirements

Full time.

Auckland | Christchurch | Dunedin

Additional online self-directed learning elements.

No Prerequisites are required for this course.

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If you are interested in our programmes, contact us at

Enquire and Enrol: | 0508 4ICEXL (0508 442 395)