CertificateFull time – 34 weeks
Annual Fees(indicative 2016)
Domestic$5830 - $6000
Course related costsTechnical drawing equipment including pencils, ruler, eraser, 45 and 60 degree set squares, A3 drawing pad and compass set. Ring binder and A4 refill. A scientific calculator (Casio fx 82D or similar). Combination padlock for locker. NZQA certificate fee may apply.
Domestic Applications due
|Received all year|
International Applications due
New Zealand is experiencing a shortage of skilled staff in the engineering and welding workforce.
To ensure this shortage is addressed we have developed a pre-trade qualification that gives you in-depth experience working in the engineering trade and introduces you to the technical skills required to seek an apprenticeship, employment or further study.
We prepare competent and experienced technicians and trades people by ensuring you gain core engineering skills and have hands-on experience with modern equipment in a real workshop environment.
This programme includes the option of National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2).
Our facilities include three skill specific workshops fitted with modern equipment, allowing you to experience working on lathes, mills, gas wielding, plasma cutting and much more. Our tutors will support and guide you right through your apprenticeship and provide ongoing learning through night classes and block courses.
Study includes weekly work experience and practical skills development by making your own basic tools and equipment for use in the trade.
This programme covers:
- Engineering theory
- First aid
- Basic electrical
- Welding theory
- Machine shop
- Trade calculations, engineering mechanics calculations
- Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), engineering drawing and sketching
- Literacy and numeracy requirements for the engineering industry
This programme is also offered for Youth Guarantee students. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.
To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 159 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.
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.
- This programme has open entry.
OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS
To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.
Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .
Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.
On completion of this qualification you can gain an apprenticeship in an area of specialisation:
- General or maintenance engineering
- Light or heavy fabrication
- Fitting and machining
- Tool making
- Refrigeration, heating ventilation and air conditioning
- Steel construction
You can study further and complete the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3 and 4, New Zealand Certificates in Mechanical Engineering Level 3 and 4 or the Certificate in Business Ownership Level 4.
Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite
Assemble mechanical components
DKO basic mechanics for mechanical engineering trades
DKO common first aid conditions
DKO engineering materials
DKO fasteners used in mechanical engineering
DKO safety on engineering work sites
DKO trade calculations and units for mechanical engineering trades
DKO units of measure used in engineering
Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures under supervision
Engineering dimensional measuring equipment
Engineering marking-out equipment
Manually construct plane geometric shapes for engineering
Manually produce and interpret engineering sketches
Perform basic engineering drilling operations
Perform basic mechanical engineering machining operations
Produce simple engineering component drawings
Provide first aid for life threatening conditions
Select use and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools
Select, use and care for engineering hand tools
Shift loads in engineering installation, maintenance and fabrication work
Cut metals using manual thermal processes
DKO common engineering metals
Join metals using the oxyacetylene welding process
Produce components by performing engineering turning operations
Replace fuses and plug-in miniature circuit breakers
Weld steel in the downhand positions using the gas metal arc welding process
Weld steel in the downhand positions using the manual metal arc welding process