We are the only Category 1 NZQA-approved welding training provider in NZ.

Moreover, we have just received confirmation that students who graduate with an New Zealand Certificate in Welding Level 3 are eligible to apply for work rights when they enrol for the New Zealand Certificate in Welding Level 4.

Welding training courses for a range of skill levels


This Level 3 & Level 4 course is split into 2 x 20 week programmes and is aimed at people interested in a highly practical career in welding and fabrication.


The programme offers entry level learners the opportunity to learn all the various aspects and applications of welding in theory and practical contexts.

Contact us

Contact us if you want to enroll or to get more information about our courses.

Plasma Cutting

To melt metals, Plasma Welding uses gas at a high speed creating the right amount of heat enough to cut through. Read on and learn more about it here.

Gas Cutting

Mixing oxygen and acetylene initiates an intense flame used to weld mild steel. Find out more about the Gas Welding process and its relevant functions.

Qualifications and courses

Our full-time courses cover all that you will need to get you on the road to a professional welding career. Welding is a popular trade that can lead to a lucrative and rewarding profession.

The comprehensive, hands-on welding training that we provide will give you the skills and qualifications you need to work in a variety of environments.

Our training facility

Our brand new state-of-the-art facilities include a fully equipped welding workshop and a classroom that help students get more value out of their training.

We are proud of our facilities and believe they contribute to the high quality of the courses we offer. We hope that you can join us and receive the best possible education in our modern and friendly environment.

Experienced, qualified tutors

Our tutors are all experts in their field, with wide industrial experience and a passion for welding. They are committed to training our students to be the best that they can be so that they can forge a successful career in welding.

With our experienced and qualified tutors, we can guarantee that you will be learning from the best welding tutors in Christchurch and all over New Zealand.

Stainless Steel & Aluminium Welding Academy

Start today towards a welding qualification. From introduction to certification we can accommodate all your training requirements in a small, supportive, professional, teaching environment.

Our brand new, purpose built premises houses 14 individual fully equipped ventilated work stations. We have fully trained and trade qualified tutors that deliver courses and certification designed to meet industry requirements.

The Welding Academy was established in Christchurch in December 1998 and was registered with NZQA on 1 May 1999.

Along with our industry Board of Advisors and daily contact with professionals in the welding and engineering Industry, we are confident our courses meet current industry demand and provide the correct qualifications and training to meet this demand; whether it be AS/NZS 2980 or ASME IX Trade Welding Certificates, ticket renewal, unit standards or in-company training.

The Welding Academy also offers the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Welding Level 3 and Level 4), a 52 week, full time NZQA approved course designed to assist students in moving forward with their chosen career path in welding.

We are also proud of the fact that following our NZQA External Evaluation and Review, the Welding Academy has achieved the highest level of educational performance: “Highly Confident in educational performance.

Latest News & Updates

Now Offering Evening Classes

Now Offering Evening Classes Evening Classes Welding Evening Classes – for beginners, intermediate and professional welders. Call for details 0800 770 092. Tuesday & Wednesday evenings

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4a Lismore Street, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011
New Zealand
0800 770 092