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New Zealand's Plumbing Training Program

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Global Trade eXchange are offering the New Zealand Plumbing Gap Training Program as a part of a wider Commonwealth trade exchange program to qualified Canadian Plumbers.

We will assist you in gaining the NZ Plumbing Registration and License, as well as preparing you for work in New Zealand before you leave Canada. We will support you through the required steps taking the stress and inconvenience out of this timely process, avoiding weeks of potential complications.

New Zealand contractors are looking for Plumbers who are New Zealand Registered and licensed, both of which are difficult to obtain for many overseas candidates while living outside of New Zealand.

Qualified Canadian Plumbers are now able to attend our New Zealand Gap Training Program in Canada that will enable them to become PGDB registered in line with NZ requirements prior to moving, significant job offers are available in NZ on successful
completion of the program.

The PGDB (Plumbing, Gas and Drainlayers Board) established under the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006, is responsible for administering the registration and licensing systems of plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers. In regulating the trade and
registering people, the Board seeks to promote and safeguard the health and safety of people, their property and the environment. The Board ensures that those persons carrying out regulated work are competent to do so.


The New Zealand Plumbing Gap Training Program covers the following modules:


  • A First Aid Course (a local course would be sufficient)

  • Install and maintain solid fuel space heaters and flues

  • Install and maintain roofing, rainwater handling, and cladding systems and flashings

  • Describe duties, rights, representation and the regulator in terms of New Zealand health and safety legislation

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the regulatory framework for plumbing, gasfitting, and drain laying

  • This program will conclude with the delivery of the Tradesmen Exam 9192




  • You hold an overseas qualification in plumbing

  • You are based overseas or in New Zealand

  • You can supply evidence that you have a minimum of four years working full time in the plumbing trade

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The cost is $2,500CAD with a deposit of $1,250CAD for further information and to place your deposit contact or fill out the form below.

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