Overseas Qualified Tradesman (PGD) Application Form


Before you complete any of the application form (below), you must make an online payment of NZD$862. Click here to pay.

Once you have completed the payment process, you will be given an authorisation code. Please record this payment code, as you will need to enter the code on the application form.

If you have any questions about this form, please contact Skills at:
Freephone: 0508 754 557 or +64-9-5252590 (calling from overseas)

  • Monday through Thursday, from 7am to 7pm
  • Friday, from 7am to 5pm

Authorisation number (if you have held an authorisation from the Board before)
First name*
Last name*
Date of birth*
Postal Address Line 1*
Postal Address Line 2
Postal Address Line 3
Mobile phone
Home number
Email address*
Registration class*
Payment authorisation code*

Evidence checklist

Please upload the below evidence:
  1. Certified copy of your qualification in either plumbing, gasfitting or drainlaying
  2. A certified transcript that relates to your qualification (the topics covered in the qualification)
  3. A letter from current or past employer(s) or supervisor(s) which: (a) details the exact type of plumbing/gasfitting/drainlaying work that you carried out, and (b) provides exact dates of employment.
  4. Any additional relevant training that can support your application for pre-registration. This also needs to be certified E.g. specialised health and safety training or courses, specialised supplier training.
Please upload 1 document per section.
Preferred file type is pdf (and less than 10mb per document)

Certified copy of your qualification*
A certified transcript*
A letter from current or past employer(s) or supervisor(s)*
Any additional relevant training

Confirmation of Accuracy

By submitting this form, I confirm that:
  • the information contained in this application is true and correct, and
  • I understand that if I obtained either my registration or licence wrongfully, the Board may, following due process, cancel them.
Privacy Act 1993: The information requested in this form is collected by Skills for the purpose of assessing your eligibility for pre-registration. However, the Board may use this information for any other purposes required or permitted by the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act 2006 and the Privacy Act 1993. You have the right under the Privacy Act 1993 to access and request correction of any personal information held about you by the Board.