Central Heating Training for Plumbers and Installers

Across the world, hydronic heating is taught as part of a plumbing apprenticeship, however this is not the case in New Zealand and Australia. This means that as demand for comfort and energy efficiency in New Zealand increases, there is a shortage of expert installers.

Exercises like the High-temp Radiator Selection Exercise apply the concepts we teach to practical applications

Exercises like the High-temp Radiator Selection Exercise reinforce concepts taught by showing practical applications for them

Our Central Heating Training Courses

To address this problem, Central Heating New Zealand has committed to upskilling the industry. At our training school, we run courses covering heat loss calculation, system design and individual product application. These courses are tailored to suit different segments of the market from plumbers and installers through to specifiers or anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of the industry. We have been running industry training since 2007 and have had over 500 people through our courses.

We are also working closely with the vocational educational sector through our association with Christchurch Polytechnic institute of Technology (CPIT), Manukau Institute of Technology Plumbing and Gas Fitting Training Centre (MIT), and Wellington Polytechnic (WELTEC), donating central heating equipment to assist in establishing hydronic heating into the plumbing apprenticeship curriculum. These associations will pay future dividends in industry knowledge and awareness as more new entrants to the industry within New Zealand are familiar with the concept of hydronic central heating.

Training Schedule for 2018

Course Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Essential Central Heating
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Feb 14th Mar 14th Aug 22rd Nov 7th
Design and Sales
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Mar 15th Aug 23th
Underfloor Installation
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Feb 15th Nov 8th
Radiator and Pipe Installation
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Feb 16th Nov 9th
Central Heating Controls
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Mar 16th Aug 24th
Gas Boilers
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Feb 28th Sep 12th
Heat Pumps and Solid Fuel Boilers
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Mar 1st Sep 13th
Diesel Boilers
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Mar 2nd Sep 14th
Baxi Duo-tec MP Commercial Boiler
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A recent class with training instructors John (back row, second from left) and Lewis (far right)

A recent class with training instructors John (back row, second from left) and Lewis (far right)

For all courses, we aim to start at 8:30am and finish at 5pm. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided at appropriate times.

Courses have to be pre-paid: No places can be guaranteed without payment. Register for training now, or contact us for more information.

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