New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

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  • Locations and dates

    Nelson:

    24 February 2020

    Woodbourne:

    29 June 2020
  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    $6,856 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2715 - New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Jump-start your career as an apprentice fitter and turner, welder / fabricator, tool maker / machinist or refrigeration engineer through this certificate.

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The subjects studied on this programme are the equivalent to the first year of an apprenticeship and give you a head start in your mechanical engineering career. It is a recognised entry for students to take up apprenticeships in the mechanical engineering trades and involves practical and theoretical training.

You will gain general knowledge with engineering tools, machinery and equipment, as well as worksite processes and principles. You will also gain skills and knowledge in health and safety, numeracy, communication and team work.

You will gain practical skills through hands on learning. Theory is all linked to your practical learning.

You will also learn through project based tasks to solve problems so you can progress naturally using your own learning style.

You will learn in the workshop, the classroom and at work placements as well as be involved in field trips.

For the workplace learning part of the programme, you will need to find a suitable employer. Tutors can support you in identifying and organising the placement.

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