Mechanical Engineering Trades

Study Mechanical Engineering Trades programmes

Get hands-on skills in welding, machining, and fabrication. Our engineering trades programmes range from introductory level, through to managed apprenticeship.

If you enjoy creating through metalwork, a rewarding career in the engineering trades industry could be for you.


MIG and TIG Introduction

This programme is perfect for hobbyists and people who are looking to learn and practice welding and cutting skills. Create personalised projects while getting the opportunity to use our facilities, all while refining welding skills.

  • Level 3
  • 12 weeks, one night per week

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Learn the introductory skills needed to progress on to an engineering apprenticeship. This programme teaches you how to carry out engineering tasks, and the importance of health and safety. You’ll also get to work on a range of projects, using relevant tools, machinery and materials.

  • Level 3
  • 1 year, full-time

New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction

Build on your already extensive mechanical engineering skills. This apprenticeship programme allows you to study while continuing to work with your employer. Specialise in fabrication processes and become a fully qualified mechanical engineer.

  • Level 4
  • 3-4 years, part-time

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