Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication)

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CertificateFull time - 22 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$2,500 - $3,000


February, July


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Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Ensors Road


Develop the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in the engineering fabrication industry, this pre trade qualification will also help when applying for an apprenticeship.

This programme incorporates unit standards towards the national Certificate in Engineering Fabrication Level 4 with strands in heavy fabrication, light fabrication and welding and will prepare you for a career in the engineering fabrication industry.

You will study engineering drawings and sketches, constructing engineering plane geometric shapes, engineering machining and metal forming, welding and joining.

The qualification will also help when you apply for an apprenticeship contracts in this trade.

You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 68 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry, but English language requirements apply.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.










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Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form

If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Graduates of this pre trade programme can gain employment in the engineering fabrication industry at a supervised entry level. Engineering fabrication and welding specialists are highly sought after and are paid according to their skills and qualifications.

Study pathways

Once employed, you will be able to apply for an apprenticeship to complete further study towards the Level 4 National Certificate. The Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) Level 2 is designed to complement the Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel) Level 2, or the Certificate in Welding Level 3.

You can complete the two complementary programmes in one full time year of study, and gain credits for the first year of a three year apprenticeship

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics