Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel) Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel)

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CertificateFull time - 20 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2016)

Programme code



$1,970 - 2,210


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


You can start work in any number of industrial settings with this qualification proving you have the skills and techniques to make, join and repair metalwork.

This programme has been designed to give you the fundamental skills needed to gain employment as a welder. These skills include industry safety, recognising and setting machinery, shifting loads, thermal cutting, technical use of welding equipment, and Arc and MIG welding processes inclusive of positional welding.

To support further apprenticeship placement it is recommended that CH3879 Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) to be completed first.

In order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related work environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 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
  • IELTS 6.0 General (no lower than 6.0 in speaking, 6.0
  • 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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Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the entry requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

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

You can use your welding skills in a number of structural, light fabrication, heavy fabrication, heavy machinery, manufacturing and general engineering industries.

Once employed, you can apply for an apprenticeship and complete the National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication Level 4.

Study pathways

Completion of both the Certificate in Engineering (Welding & Structural Steel) and the Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication), gives you all the requirements for year one of the National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication Level 4 with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and welding. Once employed, you can then apply for an apprenticeship and complete the Level 4 National Certificate.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics