Mechanical engineering trades

Goodbye fees, study mechanical engineering trades for free.

As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study our mechanical engineering trades programmes for free^.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying early.

Are you interested in making machines that create things or do you have a passion for precision and making machines work as they should?

Then a career as a skilled tradesperson in the manufacturing and technology industries could be for you.

Our programmes will give you hands-on skills to build and repair all kinds of machinery and tools.


The following programmes are available in this area of study:

^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.