This programme gives students the required foundation skills to launch their career in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Students can learn by making projects like wheel clamps and braziers! Through these projects they will learn about welding safety, the use of hand and power tools, welding theory and weld quality assurance, as well as sketching and reading drawings, making calculations and measurements, and the design and planning of metalwork projects. In the workshop, they will be hands-on in measuring, cutting, fabricating, and welding.
On successful completion, students will be well on their way to gaining a highly sought after apprenticeship. Apprenticeship options include Fitter and Turner, Engineer, Structural Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, and Welder.
*This is a free programme as it falls under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.
Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you
enquire or apply.
Introduction to health and safety
Health and safety in an engineering environment.
Engineering tools, measurement, and mark out.
Safe handling practices and engineering materials.
Fits, limits, and tolerances.
Calculations and job planning in engineering.
Engineering machinery processes, procedures, and sketching.
Working with steel
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
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 engineers make, install and repair metal products such as vents, handrails, boilers, aircraft and boat parts, or beams and girders for construction projects.
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.
You will need to contact StudyLink for the answer to this. All of our courses 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.