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  • gasfitting
    6 August 2018

    Gas registration exam refreshers

    Gas Training Consultants Ltd has provided gas registration exam refresher tuition on request in Wellington and elsewhere for the past 10 years—and currently appears to be the only provider.

    Tags: training   apprentices  
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  • Media & Advocacy
    6 August 2018

    Changes to plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying apprenticeship programmes

    One of the common themes The Skills Organisation hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and too much time is spent on assessment.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • gasfitting
    15 May 2018

    Tradesman and Certifying classes to remain

    The PGDB recently consulted on whether to retain two classes of registration—Tradesman and Certifying.

    Tags: registration   licensing  
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  • Apprentices
    8 May 2018

    PGD training research project released

    The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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  • Compliance
    24 April 2018

    Working with or near asbestos

    A new WorkSafe guide for plumbers who work for themselves or have other people (including apprentices) working for them. Read it HERE

    Tags: asbestos  
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  • Compliance
    23 April 2018

    Portable gas heaters should be banned from Kiwi homes

    Master Plumbers wants portable gas heaters banned from all residential properties in New Zealand, because of the serious risks they pose to your health and safety.

    Tags: heating  
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  • Drainlaying
    29 March 2018

    First-ever plumbing block courses for Hawke's Bay

    A partnership between Skills and Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) is bringing a local flavour to Hawke’s Bay trade apprenticeships.

    Tags: apprentices   apprenticeships  
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