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Level 3: Certificate in Welding & Fabrication Skills

Kick start your welding career

Get your welding career off to the right start with our NZQA-registered Certificate in Welding and Fabrication Skills (Level 3) programme.

It’s 14 weeks, has no entry requirements and can open up a bunch of career opportunities. This very popular course is designed to kick-start your welding career.

14 Weeks
Registered Certificate in Welding & Fabrication skills (Level 3)
79 Credits
You could earn a $30k+ salary afterwards.

What you get

  • Welding & fabrication skills
  • Internationally recognised welding tickets
  • Pathway to the Certificate in Advanced Welding (Level 4)
  • Support to get a job
  • Chance to secure an apprenticeship
  • Tutors with 250+ years industry experience
  • Potential to earn above average salary
  • NZQA Credits: 79

Entry requirements

You must:

  • Be physically able to complete the course
  • Have good eyesight
  • Be at least 16 years old

Course fees

$5,470

No hidden costs:
Your fees include: safety equipment, overalls, welding jacket, gloves, helmet & steel-capped boots, course stationery & manuals.

What you learn

  • Engineering Drawing
    Understanding, interpreting, producing sketches & drawings
  • Thermal Cutting
  • Gas Cutting & Gouging
  • Fabrication Skills
    Measurement, marking out, calculations & projects
  • Welding in Down Hand Positions
    MMAW (Arc), GMAW (MIG), GTAW (TIG)
  • Employment Skills
  • Preparing Students for the Workplace
  • Workshop Skills
  • Workshop & Welding Safety
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Meet Siva

"NZ welding School fast-tracked me into my engineering apprenticeship!"

"Before I went to the NZ Welding school I was an Industrial Abseiler working in factories and on towers often helping welders get to where they needed to be. I decided to go to NZ welding school so I could go back to Abseiling with some new skills and get more job opportunities. 

I learned a lot a skills at NZ Welding School, almost all of which I use every day. My favourite thing about the NZWS was the diversity and sheer amount of skills they teach in such a short time. 

One thing that really helped me while I was at the NZ Welding school was the diversity of things to do. Every time I got frustrated or stumped I could always stop and work on a different exciting project. Two days after graduating from NZ Welding school I started my apprenticeship in General Engineering for Machine part Welding doing anything from fixing a broken Exercycle to doing extensive maintenance on large heavy machinery."


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Meet Zane

"Welding has given me so much confidence - I can do anything"

Before I came to NZ Welding School I was getting into a lot of trouble, I wasn’t enrolled in any high school because I kept getting kicked out. I went to NZWS because I wanted to stay out of trouble and keep my mum happy and most of all I wanted to become a welder. 

All the people and the vibes that were around at NZWS was cool, calm and collective which made things a lot of fun. The tutors played a big part in helping me, they basically got me to where I am now. I’m currently working in Christchurch as a heavy structural Steel Welder and it has been a long fun ride.

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What employers say

Jay Cee
"Jay Cee Welding are keen to support NZ Welding School in their endeavour to train fabricators & welders and to offer opportunities to those people who show an aptitude towards this skill. New Zealand desperately requires skilled fabricators & welders in the steel building trade."
Jay Cee Welding Ltd
Employ1 Teale
"We have found that using NZ Welding School graduates has become a very rewarding experience. We have no hesitation in using them in our operation and will continue to do so, they are a credit to both themselves and the Welding School."
M. J. Bongard
Teale Metal Products Ltd