New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Level 4).xml New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Level 4)

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New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) Level 4

CertificatePart-time up to 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

NZ2719

Domestic

$1,600 - $2,200

Starts

Throughout the year

International

This programme is not available to international students

Credits

270

Course related costs

Please enquire

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road

Content

Increase your skills in engineering fabrication.

This programme enables you to focus on one of three specific areas of engineering fabrication: heavy fabrication, light fabrication or steel construction.

In addition to learning specific skills in your chosen area, you'll also learn: how to interpret drawings and/or specifications; how to select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, tools and equipment to create industry-standard projects; how to apply knowledge of welding at an industry standard in a commercial environment; and about health and safety and workplace safety culture.

Please note: This programme includes an apprenticeship.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 270 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
  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits,

    or

    NZ2715 New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) or equivalent

    If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace. Contact Ara for advice.

Additional requirements
  • In addition, you need to:

    • Be employed in the mechanical engineering industry at time of study.
    • Enter into a three-way training agreement between the candidate, employer and Ara.
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    or

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the 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

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you'll be able to work independently as an engineering fabrication tradesperson in your chosen discipline within the fabrication or construction industries.

Study pathways

Further study options include the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5).

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths