Get started on your new career with Masterlink.

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

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 4-year plumbing and gasfitting apprenticeship works.

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Five great reasons to choose Masterlink

  • 1. You earn while you learn

    We'll pay you while you learn—even while you are on block course

  • 2. We pay your training fees

    We pay all your block course and training fees, worth over $10k (plus any block course travel and accommodation costs if you live out of town)

  • 3. We set you up with tools & PPE

    With a starter tool kit worth $1,400, you can get straight to work. You also get an annual allowance for overalls & boots

  • 4. We place you in a plumbing firm

    We'll match you with a local plumbing firm for your on-job work experience—and you get paid for it too!

  • 5. You'll be supported all the way

    Your Regional Manager will mentor you throughout your apprenticeship—and we’re just a phone call away

It all adds up to exceptional value.

The total Masterlink fees are:

  • Plumbing/Drainlaying & Gasfitting - $7,000*
  • Plumbing/Drainlaying - $6,000*
  • Drainlaying - $4,000 (payable in full at sign-up)

* This comprises a sign up fee of $3,000, with the remainder paid through weekly wage deductions.


We pay you while you learn (even on block courses or other related training courses)

We pay your block course and ITO training fees ($10k+ for a plumbing/drainlaying & gasfitting apprenticeship)

We pay for your block course travel and accommodation if you live out of town

You get a starter tool kit worth $1,400 and an annual allowance for boots and overalls

You can apply for a special BNZ interest-free loan package when you sign up

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