Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Manufacturing Gateway 20 week).xml Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Manufacturing Gateway 20 week)

Qualifications and courses Study options
Gateway – Manufacturing – 20 weeks

Programme20 weeks - 5 day (30 hours) workshop, 120 hours work placement

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Manufacturing Gateway 20 week) Please enquire

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Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road

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Programme Content

Start a career in manufacturing with essential basic skills.

Topics covered include knowledge of engineering materials, units of measure in engineering, safety on worksites, safe working practices, care and timeliness, mechanical engineering fasteners, hand tools and use of portable hand held engineering power tools.

Programme Structure

To complete this Youth programme you are required to do the NZQF unit standards outlined in the table below. The credits above are Ara credits which you will receive upon completion of this programme. Please note the number of credits may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • IELTS 5.0 Academic (with no band score lower than 5.0). For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

With further study, you can gain employment at a supervised entry level within the manufacturing industry. Mechanical engineering, light and heavy fabricators are highly sought after and are paid according to their skills and qualifications.

Study pathways

You can take your study further with the Introduction to Automotive and Engineering, the Level 2 Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication), the Level 3 Certificate in General Engineering or the Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel).

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
4249 Describe care and timeliness as an employee 6 3 3
21912 Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite 2 2 2
20917 Demonstrate basic knowledge of engineering materials 3 2 2
21909 Demonstrate knowledge of fasteners used in mechanical engineering 2 1 1
21911 Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites 2 2 2
4432 Demonstrate knowledge of, and convert, units of measure used in engineering 7 2 2
2396 Select, use and maintain portable hand held engineering power tools 6 4 4
2395 Select, use, and care for engineering hand tools 8 4 4