Introduction to Engineering One Day Level 2 Introduction to Engineering One Day Level 2

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Introduction to Engineering One Day Level 2

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Engineering) One Day Option Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road

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Programme Content

Explore engineering trades and gain a foundation of knowledge for further study.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Learn from professional tutors about safety on engineering worksites, how to use professional equipment and machinery.

You'll also learn welding principles, basic fabrication and mechanical engineering machine operations.

This programme is delivered one day per week (Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

    If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

    As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
29730 Apply good work practices when performing basic fabrication operations under supervision 2 6 6
29673 Apply good work practices when performing basic mechanical engineering machining operations under supervision 1 6 6
21907 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures under supervision 3 4 4
29670 Demonstrate knowledge of fabrication machinery, materials, and processes 1 3 3
29671 Demonstrate knowledge of machining equipment, tools, and principles 1 3 3
21911 Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites 3 2 2
29650 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe use of powered equipment in a mechanical engineering or fabrication workshop 1 2 2
4435 Select, use, and care for engineering dimensional measuring equipment 8 3 3
4436 Select, use, and care for engineering marking-out equipment 7 3 3