We are a Category 1 NZQA approved welding training provider.

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.

In our recent NZQA External Evaluation and Review Report (EER) we received a Highly Confident in educational performance and a Highly Confident in capability in self-assessment.

The Welding Academy is a high performing establishment providing an excellent training experience for welding students. The value of its outcomes is well regarded by industry. Staff are experienced and resourceful.

New ownership provides further consistency to the well established business.

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.

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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.

mig welder

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 new include two fully equipped welding workshops and two classrooms that enable students to get the most 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.

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 36 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.

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.

Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2022


The Welding Academy has agreed to observe and be bound as a signatory to the Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Learners) Code of Practice 2021. Copies of the Code are available from the NZQA website at www.nzqa.govt.nz