Enrolments are now open for MITO’s training programme that leads to the New Zealand Certificate in Reticulated Gas Pipelines (Level 3). This entirely new programme provides learners with the skills and knowledge required to work as an assistant technician in the gas industry.

“This programme will provide the perfect pathway for those beginning in the industry to progress their career,” says MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane. “We look forward to supporting learners on their journey to becoming qualified in this essential trade.”

“We’ve worked closely with MITO to ensure that this programme will meet the needs of industry,” says Gas Association of New Zealand Chair Stuart Dickson. “It’s fantastic to have a new programme specifically designed to support people within our industry to gain a formal qualification. We are a small, bespoke industry that requires skilled workers.”

A blend of both practical on-the-job training, and theory learning and assessment, allows learners to complete theory elements of the programme at their own pace and in their own time.

Learning outcomes for the 21-month training programme include health and safety, jointing techniques, corrosion control, and pipeline maintenance and repair.

Mr Dickson adds, “This qualification will formally recognise the skills that people develop on-the-job and will be a great first step for those looking for a rewarding career in the gas industry.”