New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Welding Level 3)



Intake Date:

April 8th 2019


26 weeks full-time including holidays






Course Overview

This 26 week programme is aimed at people interested in a highly practical career in welding that will lead to employment. The programme offers entry level learners the opportunity to learn all the various aspects and applications of welding in theory and practical contexts. Graduates will be capable of working with limited supervision in a welding context.


Course Outline

  • Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
    • Identify and apply knowledge obtained from a variety of specialised sources relevant to their chosen field.
    • Manage own learning and work effectively as an individual and as a team-member to achieve relevant goals.
    • Solve problems and communicate clearly using a range of appropriate media.
    • Evaluate opportunities and develop plans for study and career pathways relevant to their chosen field.


  • What you will Learn
    • We will provide training leading to qualifications in each of the main processes of welding: Mig, Arc, Tig, Aluminium and Gas Cutting in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
    • Safe use of engineering machinery and tools.
    • Workshop Health and Safety Procedures.
    • Gain a well balanced theoretical knowledge of welding, including creating and interpreting drawings and plans.
    • We will work with students through the interview process, writing C.V.s and portfolios giving you the confidence required to gain employment in the engineering industry.

Course fees:

  • NZ$12,500  for all International Students
    • Your fees include all course costs and one set of work gear which includes:
    • Welding Helmet,
    • Safety Glasses,
    • Steel cap boots,
    • Overalls,
    • Ear Plugs,
    • Gloves,
    • Dust Masks


  • You will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Welding Level 3) which is an NZQA approved qualification.

Qualification Pathways

  • With further Work Experience and/or qualifications:
    • Workshop Supervisor.
    • Welding Inspector.
    • Welding Supervisor.
    • Welding engineer.
    • Manufacturing engineer.
    • Mechanical Engineer.
    • Engineering Contractor.

Career Opportunities

  • Welding is used in:
    • Automotive ie Towbars  (Mig, Arc and Tig).
    • Agricultural equipment ie Dairy – Silos, irrigation systems, installation. (Mig, Tig and Arc).
    • Construction ie earthquake strengthening and construction of modern high rise building (Mig and Arc).
    • Oil and Gas Industry – ie pipes or working in refineries (Mig, Arc and Tig).
    • Kitchen manufacturing Industry ie manufacturing stainless steel kitchenware (Tig).
    • Aviation Industry ie Tig welding  (Tig).
    • Marine ie underwater welding and boat building and repairs  (Mig, Arc and Tig).
    • Gas Cutting ie metal recycling.
    • Manufacturing in general.


Admission information

  • Application Criteria
    • All Students
      • No previous welding experience needed.
      • Applicants must be 18 years or over.
      • Applicants should have sufficient physical stamina to be able to weld for several hours per day.
      • Applicants must be able to perform the mechanical tasks required to complete the course unit standards.
      • Proven competency in maths.
      • All applicants must prove their legal status to allow them study in New Zealand.
    • International Students
      • Must have an overall IELTS English test score of 5.5 band with no individual score lower than 5.0.
      • Correct visa to study in New Zealand.


Enrolment Procedure For International Students

  • STEP ONE: Submitting your application
    • Contact us either in person or by phone, email or post.
    • We will send you an information pack and Application to Enrol Form.
    • Read all the information thoroughly and complete Application to Enrol Form.
    • Check that you have completed all parts of the form and included all required documentation.
    • Submit your application form (by email or by post).


  • STEP TWO: Preparing for your visa
    • Receive a Letter of offer of place.
    • Pay fees to The Public Trust Office.
    • Apply for your visa at immigration.govt.nz


  • STEP THREE: Start the course
    • Arrange your own accommodation in Christchurch.
    • Start attending class.






Stainless Steel & Aluminium Welding Academy
4a Lismore Street, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand
P: +64(0) 3 3773 911

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