Apply to become an apprentice

Get started on your new career with Masterlink.

Earn while you learn to get qualified in plumbing/drainlaying and gasfitting.

We'll match you with a local firm and set you up with a Masterlink Regional Manager to mentor you throughout your apprenticeship. 

Here’s how a typical Masterlink plumbing apprenticeship works.

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“Plumbing’s an underrated trade… now I’m doing it, I’ve fallen in love with it. It is hard work but fun—everyone should do it! It’s really cool trying different things. There’s never a dull moment, I’m constantly learning… and I have an income. 

Esmey Parata, Gas & Water

“There’s a lot of opportunity for bright young people who don’t mind hard work. I have a fantastic boss and a great bunch of guys to work with. Every day is different because there’s such a broad spectrum of work and interesting challenges.”

Kris Rangitaawa, Plumbing & Gas Works

It all adds up to exceptional value.

Pay less when you train through Masterlink! The total Masterlink fees are:

With free fees (TTAF 2020):

  • Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting (PDG) - $6,000* 
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying (PD) - $5,000* 
  • Drainlaying - $750 (payable in full at sign-up and refunded if you qualify within 2 years)

Without free fees (TTAF 2020) when normal training fees apply:

  • Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting (PDG) - $10,000* 
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying (PD) - $8,000* 
  • Drainlaying - $4,000* ($2,000 payable in full at sign-up and refunded if you qualify within 2 years)

* This comprises a sign-up fee of $2,000 with the remainder paid through weekly wage deductions (currently from 1 Jan 2023) for the duration of your apprenticeship. You may apply for our special interest-free loan package to help with your sign-up fee.