Welding and Fabrication
Welding and fabrication are essential for many industries. You find welders and fabrication engineers in automotive workshops, construction companies, boat or ship builders and engineering companies. They work on bridge construction, for heavy machinery contractors, and even on airplanes. Many of them set up their own business. And quite a few use their welding certificate as a passport to overseas travel.
Welding isn’t something you can learn from a book. That’s why workshop projects and advanced virtual welding technology are a big part of our programmes. You’ll spend many hours in our workshops, equipped with modern machinery like MIG and TIG welders, plasma cutters, profile cutters and manual metal arc welders. Once you feel confident, you get to work with real industry welders and create fully fitted trailers and other components, with help from our expert staff. Hire companies eagerly buy these products each year.
We’re a member of the Heavy Engineering Research Association of New Zealand (HERA), the industry organisation for metal industries like welding. There are many industry experts on our advisory committee too. They make sure that what you learn is exactly what you’ll need for your career.
Welding and Fabrication programmes
To prepare yourself for an apprenticeship:
Professional development short courses:
- Manual Metal Arc Welding (Introduction)
- Manual Metal Arc Welding (Intermediate)
- MIG Welding (Introduction)
- MIG Welding (Intermediate)
- TIG Welding (Introduction)
- AS/NZS 2980 Certified Arc Welding
- AS/NZS 2980 Certified MIG Welding
Last edited: 22 November 2013