MIG and TIG Welding Introduction

Try welding. Suitable for hobbyists and people who want to learn and practise their welding and cutting technique. You'll have the opportunity to work on your own projects.

What you will learn

  • Safety in the welding industry
  • Setting up welding equipment
  • TIG welding techniques for low carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium
  • MIG welding techniques for low carbon steel and aluminium
  • Learn to recognise and repair the most common welding faults
  • Gain basic distortion control techniques
  • Manual thermal cutting
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Course structure

The course is offered as an evening course in Trimester 1, every Tuesday from 5.30pm-8.30pm for a total of 12 weeks.

In Trimester 2, the course will run during the same time on either a Tuesday or Wednesday evening for a total of 12 weeks.

This qualification is a statement of Attendance MIG and TIG Introduction

Note: This programme is not approved for student loans.

You'll need the following items for the workshop:

  • Overalls or dustcoat
  • Steel-capped safety shoes or boots
  • Safety glasses

We will provide:

  • Welding helmets
  • Gloves
You can get support from anywhere on campus. Or you can phone or contact us online.
Mervyn, Learning Advisor

What your week will look like

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

Upcoming start dates

  • 23 August 2017

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

Open entry.


Open entry. 

What it will cost


  • Fee: $1,025
  • 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 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?


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.


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

Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
MIG and TIG Welding Introduction
Programme code:
You can get support from anywhere on campus. Or you can phone or contact us online.
Mervyn, Learning Advisor