Water NEW ZEALAND APPRENTICESHIPS
(Pre-requisite for Civil Trades Certification)

Available Pathways

New Zealand Apprenticeships are for people of all ages, who are new to the industry. By enrolling in a New Zealand Apprenticeship, you can work towards your specialist trade qualfication at level 4. On completion of these 2-3 year programmes, you will be eligible to apply for Civil Trades Certification (CTC).

To apply for Civil Trades Certification you need to hold a Level 4 Qualification in either:

  • Civil Works
  • Utilities Maintenance
  • Pipe Installation
  • Bituminous Surfacing
  • Bituminous Product Manufacturing

The first step is to contact your Connexis Customer Service Account Manager or Contact Us and we will put you in touch with a Connexis representative. Depending on your experience and qualifications they will recommend the most appropriate way for you to become Civil Trades Certified. For more information on CTC please view the Civil Trades page.

If you have been working in the industry and at a Level 4 for some years, you may be able to undertake this qualification through recognition of current competence (RCC).

Recognition of current competence (RCC)

RCC allows you to gain a New Zealand qualification by recognising the skills and knowledge you have already gained through your previous work/study.

To be eligible you must have;

  • Five years experience working within your industry
  • Currently employed within industry at the level of the qualification you are seeking, and have been so for the past two years
  • Be able to provide evidence of your previous work experience

The process takes around 9-12 months to complete.

For more information please view the brochure below.

VIEW RCC brochure

PIPE INSTALLATIONS
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UTILITIES MAINTENANCE
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PIPE INSTALLATIONS

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN PIPE INSTALLATIONS WITH STRANDS IN FOR THE TRENCHED, AND FOR THE TRENCHLESS

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 108-121 Credits
  • 18-24 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2694

Strands: Trenched and Trenchless
This qualification will take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Communicating and maintaining safety both onsite and for the community
  • Applying knowledge of pipes, fittings and structures installation processes

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Trenched: Installing underground utilities using appropriate trenched installations methodology and technology

Trenchless: Installing underground utilities using appropriate trenchless installations methodology and technology

UTILITIES MAINTENANCE

NEW ZEALAND CERTIFICATE IN CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE TRADES (UTILITIES MAINTENANCE) WITH STRANDS IN WATER, AND STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER

  • Quick Facts:
  • Level 4
  • 200 Credits
  • 36 Months
  • NZQA Ref: 2967

Strands: Water, and Stormwater and Wastewater
This qualification will take approximately 36 months to complete, depending on the strands selected.

CORE SKILLS COVERED:

  • Ensure onsite health, safety, environment, and quality assurance requirements are met as required for the range of work undertaken by a pipe installations tradesperson
  • Interpret infrastructure plans and apply appropriate pipe installation methodology when installing pipes
  • Undertake pipe installations operations using small and large plant and equipment
  • Practice effective communication when operating as a tradesperson within a pipe installation team

Plus the skills in one of the following strands:
Water: Identifying and repairing water reticulation faults within the ground utility network, including scheduled and reactive works

Stormwater and Wastewater: Identifying and repairing stormwater and wastewater reticulation faults within the underground utility network including scheduled and reactive works