Mechanical Building Services


Mechanical building services engineers install and 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 one day and doing commercial maintenance in a shopping mall or an office tower the next.

Career Options

Plant Maintenance Specialist, Insulation Specialist, Pipe Fitter, HVAC Installer in the mechanical building services industry

Entry Requirements

  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • At least 16 years of age (unless early leaving exemption (ELX) has been granted).
  • While not a prerequisite, it is recommended that people enrolling in this programme hold the National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 or equivalent.
  • People enrolling in this programme must hold a relevant position in an engineering or manufacturing organisation and have signed an apprenticeship training agreement.


New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Building Services (Trade) (level 4)






Approx 48 months

Study Type

Workplace Based/ Online/Self Study

Starting time

Any Time


NZ Wide

Approved by


Leads To

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5)

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