The Plumbers Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board consultation opportunities

Issue 36 – March 2012

The Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB) invites you to make a submission on several consultation documents. The closing date for all submissions is 5pm, 5 April 2012.

  • Consultation on the review of Continuing Professional Development as a requirement for licensing

    • The PGDB has modified its proposal following consideration of submissions received in October and November 2011. The PDGB invites submissions on its modified proposal, which is available online for public consultation.

  • Consultation on the competencies for the plumbing, gasfitting, and drainlaying trades

    • The PGDB is consulting on its proposal to include the competencies as the contents of Gazette notices. On 26 July 2011, the PGDB adopted the competencies, deciding to publish them by way of policy rather than in the Gazette. However, having considered submissions received in June 2011, the PGDB has reconsidered this decision and would prefer to publish the competencies, under section 30 of the Act, in Gazette notices.

    • Before it makes a final decision on whether or not to publish the competencies in Gazette notices, the PGDB is consulting on its proposed Gazette notice (as set out in the appendix of the consultation document). The PGDB invites submissions on its proposal, which is now available online for public consultation.

  • Consultation on the review of the minimum requirements for the registration of overseas-trained tradespeople

    • The PGDB, in its accountability agreement with the Minister for Building and Construction, agreed to review how people who have gained qualifications in other countries can become registered plumbers, gasfitters, and drainlayers in New Zealand. An options paper on its review of the minimum standards for registration of overseas-trained tradespeople is available online for public consultation. The PGDB invites submissions on its proposed options.

Information supplied by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

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