National Certificate in Welding (Level 4)

Programme highlights

Here is your opportunity to become a certified welder, with our full support.

Get on the path to welding bridges, steel structures and buildings, pressure vessels, trucks and trailers, factory equipment, process plant and marine.

At MIT we not only support you through your qualifications we also give you the opportunity to gain work experience and to sit your welding tickets. In our comprehensive workshops you will gain practical skills in gas, arc, MIG and TIG welding for stainless steel and in aluminium and mild steel.

On graduating you will be able to apply for certification as a welder (cost of the certification is not included in the programme).

With the National Certificate in Welding (Level 4) you will be ready to apply for your AS/NZ2980 welding certification.

Key facts

Study Method 20 weeks (full-time) (three days per week)
Applications Close when the programme is full
Level 4
Credits 62
Fees $3,500 (approx.)
International Student Fees $9,700 (approx.)
Study Location MIT Otara

Information is correct at December 2016. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2017 fee structure. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Career opportunities

Highly qualified welders are constantly in demand throughout the engineering industry, nationally and internationally, particularly in growth sectors such as mineral resources.

This programme enables graduates to work in any industry that manufactures metal products or repairs and maintains plant and equipment, shutdown work, site works or fabrication products. A qualified welder is regarded as a craftsperson and highly skilled tradesperson.

Programme structure

Students complete courses including:

  • Calculations for Welders
  • Advanced Welding
  • Gouging and Repair Welding

Further study

Advanced welding certifications.

Programme Code NC1616
Qualification National Certificate

18 weeks (full-time) (3 days per week) incl. two weeks break

Start Dates February and July

Start dates

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Offered by

Faculty of Engineering and Trades - School of Mechanical Engineering and Trades

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements

  • have completed the National Certificate in Welding (Level 3) or
  • a similar qualification covering welding basics and safety; properties of metals; welding drawings; principles and practical welding of steel, stainless steel, and aluminium in down hand positions;
  • be able to use of the following processes: manual metal arc welding (MMAW); gas metal arc welding (GMAW or MIG); gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW or TIG); manual cutting of steel; 
  • be physically capable of completing the practical aspects of the programme. Individuals must be independently mobile and not require assistance from another person or device; and
  • have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5.5 (with no score below 5.0) or equivalent.

Applicants will be selected in order of successful application.

While not part of the entry all students will be interviewed to ensure that students have made an informed choice of the programme they are enrolling in.

International students

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Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

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