Certificate in Welding

Get hands-on and learn welding. Perfect if you are keen to enter the trade or for professionals looking to develop specialist skills. The demand for structural welding skills is growing so this could lead to better paid jobs.

What you will learn

  • Grow your welding skills
  • Learn different welds and how to work in different positions
  • Light to heavy welding (up to 12mm thick)
  • Develop your hand-eye coordination
  • Understand health and safety requirements
  • Completing this programme allows you to gain two industry recognised welding standards:
  • AS/NZ 2980 Manual Metal Arc Welding
  • AS/NZ 2980 Gas Metal Arc Welding
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Programme overview

This programme offers a full introduction to welding so no existing knowledge is required.

The focus is on the process and practice of welding. You will develop technical expertise and learn how to follow safe work practices. Gain insight into quality control on welding and cutting.

Full-time programme. Only three days a week. Schedule consists of one half-day theory class. The rest of your time will be spent in workshops or on construction sites.

Welding is my thing, I like working with and manipulating different materials.
Damien, Student

Career options

Job opportunities exist in mechanical engineering, light to heavy fabrication, marine industry, construction with steel framing, building and earthquake strengthening work.

  • Welder

Further study options

What your week will look like

Class Possible Class No Class
Study timetable
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Morning
Class Class Class
Class Class Class
Afternoon
Class Class Class
Class Class Class
Evening

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Entry criteria

Under 20

Entry is open. Introductory programme with no prior knowledge of welding required.

20+

Entry is open. Introductory programme with no prior knowledge of welding required.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $2,330
  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
Certificate in Welding (Level 3)
Programme code:
HV4519
Welding is my thing, I like working with and manipulating different materials.
Damien, Student