Get me to New Zealand - NZ Plumbing
Registration and Licensing

New Zealand's Calling all Plumbers!

Great Britain Construction Training are offering the New Zealand Plumbers Licensing Programme for qualified Plumbers.
We will assist you in gaining the NZ Plumbing Registration and Licence, as well as preparing you for work in New Zealand before you leave the UK. We facilitate the required steps taking the stress and inconvenience out of this timely process, avoiding you weeks of potential complications.

New Zealand are looking for Plumbers who are New Zealand Registered and Licenced, which for many overseas candidates used to be difficult to obtain while living outside of New Zealand - but not any more! Here’s how you can take the fast track to work in New Zealand!

Qualified Plumbers are now able to study from home and attend the GBCT PGDB (Plumbing, Gas and Drainlayers Board) exam, in line with NZ requirements prior to moving out there. Job offers are available in NZ if you are successful in passing the exam.

The PGDB (Plumbing, Gas and Drainlayers Board), established under the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act 2006, is responsible for administrating the registration and licencing systems of plumbers, gasfitters and drainlayers.

In regulating the trade 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.

Martin Sawyers, Chief Executive, PGDB.

Enrol Now to become a New Zealand Registered
& Licenced Plumber!

Understanding the pathways and process for licensing for New Zealand can be challenging so please do not hesitate to contact our office for assistance with licensing questions.


Minimum standards for registration:

  • Evidence that you have a minimum of four years working full time in the plumbing and/or gasfitting trade; and/or
  • Evidence that you have a minimum of two years working full time in the drainlaying trade.
  • Evidence that you have been granted New Zealand residence; or police certificates that are no older than 6 months from your country of citizenship (unless you can provide satisfactory evidence that you have never lived there), and from any country you have lived in for 12 months of more (whether in one visit or intermittently) in the last 10 years.


If you are submitting documents to GB Construction Training, please make sure that they are in PDF or Word Document formats only.

What's Included?

  • PGDB ‘pre-registration application for an overseas qualified tradesperson’ assistance and submission.
  • (Recommended 100 Hours) Home study online with interactive software including animations, videos, quizzes and practice exams with tutor.
    (Home study commences 6 weeks prior to examination.)
  • One day PGDB Examination (excludes cost of exam, to be paid to the PGDB directly by student.
  • GBCT are able to offer you the security that your CV and qualifications will be seen by the right employers in New Zealand first!

NZ Electrical Licensing and Registration Programme Dates & Cost

All prices stated exclude VAT. VAT is calculated and added at checkout.


Examination dates are held in line with the Plumbing, Gas and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) in New Zealand.


GBCT have developed the NZ Plumbers Licensing Programme so that you can study from anywhere with a computer and internet access.

If you have any learning difficulties, and require special assistance, please let us know prior to receiving any of the learning material and exam. Please provide any medical documentation verifying this as we can accommodate to your requirements to make sure you get the most out of the course.

Enrol Now to become a New Zealand Registered
& Licenced Plumber!

By purchasing this product you agree to the following:
The applicant/student is responsible for all their examination costs, the costs of the venue, and the costs of returning the completed examinations papers to New Zealand.

Assessment Location

Where Can I Take The Exam/Assessment?

We currently have one training location for your convenience:

Unit 10 Isleworth Business Complex,
St John's Road
Isleworth London
+44 (0) 20 8847 3718

Using the Underground:

Take the Picadilly Line, Westbound towards Heathrow, disembark at Hounslow East, Walk towards the Hounslow Bus Station bus stop G and catch either H37 (Towards Richmond) or 117 (Towards West Middlesex Hospital), get off at bus stop AA St. John the Baptist.

Take the District Line, Westbound towards Richmond, disembark at Richmond Station, Walk towards the Bus Stop D and catch the H37 (Towards Hounslow), get off at bus stop BB Grainger Road.

Using the Main Line:

South West Trains from Waterloo; Trains heading towards Hounslow, Weybridge and Addleston all trains must be VIA Brentford (Usually Platforms 16,17,18). Disembark at Isleworth Train Station, and walk down St.Johns Road towards the centre.

Catching the Bus:

Buses close to the centre are the H37 (Hounslow-Richmond) and 117 (Staines- West Middlesex Hospital) At Bus Stop AA and BB.

Buses near by are; 237 (White City (London Westfield) – Hounslow Heath), E8 (Ealing Broadway – Hounslow Bells corner) and 235 (North Brentford Quarter – Sunbury Village), At Bus Stop F (Isleworth Train Station).

267 (Hammersmith to Fulwell) At Bus Stop TH (Isleworth War Memorial).

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