Manufacturing and Technology

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This FEES FREE 24-week programme gives successful students credits towards NCEA Level 2 with Vocational Pathways in Manufacturing and Technology. It is a skills-based programme that is designed to launch your career in a range of metal fabrication occupations.

This course is taught by making projects (i.e. letterboxes, braziers, etc). You will cover tech drawing and calculations and the design and planning of metalwork projects, all while gaining credits towards NCEA Level 2.

About This Course

This is a course for those looking for a career in general engineering, fitting, engineering maintenance, metal fabrication, or marine engineering. This course will give you the required foundation skills to launch your career, as well as the opportunity to gain credits towards NCEA Level 2.

In the workshop, you will be hands on in measuring, cutting, fabricating and welding. You will learn about job risk analysis and incident reporting!

On successful completion you’ll be well on your way to gaining a highly sought after apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship options could include:

  • Fitter and Turner
  • Engineer
  • Structural Fabricator
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Welder


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Course Documents

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Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineer - Mataaro Pūkaha

Mechanical engineers design and give advice on the building and repair of machines and tools. They also investigate problems and faults with machinery, and study ways to improve manufacturing and energy production.

Fabrication Engineer Mataaro Piharoa

Fabrication engineers make, install and repair metal products such as vents, handrails, boilers, aircraft and boat parts, or beams and girders for construction projects.

Engineering Machinist - Kaiwhakamahi Pūrere

Engineering machinists use machines to cut and shape precision parts and equipment. They create, install, maintain and repair metal products, including machinery and equipment in factories.

Upcoming Intakes

Campus Start Date Domestic International *
Hamilton 17 February 2020 $0 Unavailable

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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Key Information

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

For students aged 16+
No previous qualifications at Level 2 or above.

Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

24 weeks

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees FREE (conditions apply)



Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Manufacturing and Technology

You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our programmes have been approved by the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) and, as such, all New Zealand students that enrol in a programme of study can apply to StudyLink.

We can provide free transport/travel allowance for students aged 16-19 at our North Island Campuses.

For students who live close to campus we can provide travel allowance to cover the cost of public transport.

For students who live far from campus we have free pick up and drop off each day.

Contact us for more information on which option you would be eligible for as some conditions do apply.


This is a full-time course that runs Monday to Friday from 8:45am to 3:30pm.

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