Heating, ventilating & air conditioning

Look around you, every supermarket, shopping mall or office tower is fitted with an HVAC system – so too many residential homes. Competenz trains the people who control the temperature and air quality of New Zealand’s buildings.


We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

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.

Qualifications available

This qualification is for people in the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) industries. People awarded this qualification are able to, install, integrate, pre-commission, and maintain HVAC systems.

NZQA qualification overview.

National Certificate in Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Mechanical Services Level 4

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.

NZQA qualification overview