What you will learn
Gain skills to build, maintain and operate mechanical engineering equipment and plant. Learn maintenance fitting, welding, fitting and turning, sheet metal work and fabrication. Use the machinery that is used in the industry. Work on your own projects to develop your skills further.
Most of your learning is in the workshop with around three hours of theory each week. Work on projects to develop your skills further. Use the different machinery that is used in the industry. Our students have gone on to work on everything from buildings to coffee machines.
Students will learn the following skills:
Gain skills in fabrication - learn the behaviours of materials and how to shape and structure metal
Carry out machining processes to manufacture a variety of parts and learn how to fit together equipment
Gain knowledge and practical experience in a variety of welding disciplines
Carry out and apply engineering calculations
Read, interpret and produce engineering drawings
Understand health and safety requirements
Apprentice fitter and turner
Sheet metal worker
10 NCEA Level 1 credits literacy and 10 NCEA Level 1 credits numeracy (algebra, trigonometry, measurement recommended). Applicants must be able to carry out the physical requirements of
- If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.
Funding your study
Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF)
*This programme is FREE under TTAF, covering; compulsory tuition fees, compulsory course costs and compulsory student services fees. Visit tec.govt.nz for more information about TTAF.
This qualification is offered by WelTec.
From 2023, WelTec and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by WelTec and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.
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