Train Your PGD Apprentice

2024 is a great year to train a new pair of hands with ICE! 

Start training Your PGD apprentice with ICE

Our training schedule is locked-in, and the $500 apprenticeship boost will be available until the end of December 2024.

Get started by requesting a training agreement today.

    How it works

    • Enter your details in the form below.
    • One of our team will get in touch with you directly. You can ask any questions you may have about schedules, fees, supervisions, etc.
    • We submit the training agreement to TEC.
    • When the agreement is processed, we’ll set up your apprentice with their training!

    Get started

    What’s involved in taking on a new apprentice?

    A training agreement formalises the relationship between an apprentice, employer, and the training provider.

    Here’s what each party is responsible for.

    • Supervises the apprentice throughout their training according to industry requirements.
    • Ensures a registered workplace assessor or verifier assesses on-job work.
    • Releases the apprentice for off-job training.
    • Provides a safe working environment.
    • Provides off-job training and necessary assessment resources.
    • Provides pastoral care with an Apprentice Manager.
    • Provides up-to-date learning progress reports.
    • Awards certificates when the apprentice is qualified.
    • Completes all required training and assessments each year


    ICE training courses are currently held in specialised training centres in East Tamaki, Otaki and Dunedin, and we are planning to open new centres in the next year too. Watch this space!

    Apprentice Managers

    Apprentice Managers are the people who will ensure your apprentice stays on track. They become the first point of contact for both you and your apprentice. This pastoral care forms an essential part of how we comply with the TEC Code of Good Practice.

    Fees and Subsidies

    Apprenticeship Boost

    The Apprenticeship Boost is available until the end of December 2024 and encourages employers to hire and train apprentices by offering a financial incentive.

    You can get up to $500 a month, per apprentice, not including GST. If you’re GST registered, you’ll be paid the amount plus GST.

    Employers interested in the Apprenticeship Boost can find detailed information on eligibility criteria, subsidy rates, and the application process on the Work and Income site.

    Fees Free

    Apprentices may be eligible to have their training fees covered for up to two years of work-based training, up to $12,000 with the Fees Fee programme.

    This is paid directly to ICE (Part of Skills Group) as the training provider.

    Check each apprentice’s eligibility on the Fees Free site by entering their NSN number.

    Training Fees

    Fees for apprentices are charged on a weekly basis at $56.39. Payment is set up with a direct debit to ICE (Part of Skills Group).

    What’s involved in the apprentice qualification?

    We have lots of information on getting qualified in plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying. An Apprentice Manager can discuss requirements and assessment modules for each qualification with you. 

    While ICE has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, it is advisable to independently verify details and check for any updates or changes, as information may be subject to modifications over time