Heating, ventilating & air conditioning
Look around you, every supermarket, shopping mall or office tower is fitted with an HVAC system – and so too are many residential homes. Competenz trains the people who control the temperature and air quality of New Zealand’s buildings.
What do they do?
Mechanical building services engineers maintain the components used in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. They install split system air conditioning units and fabricate, install and maintain systems in homes, office buildings, hospitals and factories. You could be installing a heat pump in a residential house or doing commercial maintenance in shopping mall or an office tower on any day.
Normally an 8 hour day; sometimes working longer may be required. Work can include installing split system air conditioning, ventilation and air conditioning engineering (fabricating, installing and maintaining systems in office buildings, hospitals and factories) through to refrigeration engineering in warehouses, ships, containers and trucks. You are likely to work is a huge variety of locations.
Does this sound like you?
• English or Media Studies or History
• Maths or Accounting or Economics
• Sciences or Workshop Technologies
• Computing / ICT / Information Management
• Good at precision work
• Good literacy and numeracy
• Good organisational skills
• Good work habits / time management
• Analysing, researching or problem solving
• Making or fixing things
• Working with machinery
• Working with computers
Preferred work environments
• Inside (workshop or plant)
• Outside (outdoors)
• Different places from time to time
How much could I earn?
$41k - $73k
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Ideally, NCEA Level 2 passes in:
Technology (Metal Work)
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineer
HVAC System Design
Commercial HVAC Engineer
Industrial HVAC Engineer
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What do we offer?
- We partner with industry associations like the Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (IRHACE) and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential apprentices, and encouraging work placements.
- We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences and awards, and celebrate your learners’ success.
- When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the industry and the skills learners and businesses need.
National Certificate in Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (Mechanical Services), Level 4
National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Services strand, Level 5
The Mechanical Services strand is for those employed within the refrigeration, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning industries installing, commissioning, servicing and maintaining: commercial refrigeration and/or air conditioning equipment; industrial single or multi-stage refrigeration systems, or heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for industrial and office buildings.
This qualification also covers supervisory, business and administrative skills.