New Zealand Certificate in Welding (Level 4)


This 16-week specialised welding course focuses on practical, hands-on training. You’ll revisit core welding and engineering skills before dedicating time refining specialised skills in our real-world workshop.

You’ll get the opportunity to sit up to four industry recognised welding tickets during study.

16 Weeks

Wiri, Auckland

24 June 2024

What you will learn:
  • Complete welding projects using – MMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW

  • Identify purpose and application of welding regulations in the NZ fabrication industry

  • Complete work plans independently and collaboratively

  • Present welds to industry standards for certification

  • Critique and define essential criteria of specialised weld testing

  • Communicate quality assurance measures and corrective actions

  • Work within a team to improve quality and consistency of welds

  • Create a work portfolio of specialised welds using a range of welding processes

  • Composition and Characteristics of engineering metals

  • Workplace documentation – Policies, procedures, compliance requirements

  • Identify and repair defects

  • Engineering drawings and sketches

  • Calculations relating to MMAW, GMAW, FCAW and GTAW processes

  • Effective teamwork, communication and problem solving skills

  • Health and Safety, job ergonomics and risk assessment

  • Industry terminology and workplace numeracy

  • Safe use of tools, machinery and equipment

  • Setting learning and employment goals

  • Industry related tasks

What you will get:
  • Free daily breakfast

  • Free transport assistance

  • Free safety gear including, overalls, ear plugs, gloves, welding helmet & safety glasses

  • New Zealand Certificate in Welding (Level 4)

  • Up to 62 NZQA Credits upon completion

  • CV support

  • Up to four welding tickets – Should you pass testing

We’re looking for:
  • 16 years old or over
  • New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

  • Be physically able to complete workshop activities.

  • Applicants must have the numeracy and literacy abilities to read, write, comprehend text and make simple calculations

  • Entry Requirements:

    New Zealand Certificate in Welding (Level 3) OR

    Career Preparation for Engineering Trades (Level 3) OR

    New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) OR

    Equivalent qualification or skills (trade test to be completed to assess equivalent industry skills)

Please note: Our dedicated team will work with you to find an employment placement. However please be aware that employment is not guaranteed following the training. Employer suitability criteria applies.

You may be able to train while you receive your benefit. Please check with your case manager before you enrol with us.
Want to know more about our programmes? Get in touch here or call us on 0800 236 765.