Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

This programme gives students the required foundation skills to launch their career in the manufacturing and engineering industries. Students can learn by making projects like wheel clamps and braziers! Through these projects they will learn about welding safety, the use of hand and power tools, welding theory and weld quality assurance, as well as sketching and reading drawings, making calculations and measurements, and the design and planning of metalwork projects. In the workshop, they will be hands-on in measuring, cutting, fabricating, and welding.

On successful completion, you’ll be well on your way to gaining a highly sought after apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship options could include Fitter and Turner, Engineer, Structural Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker, and Welder.

Entry requirements

  • For students aged 16+

International Students:

  • International students for whom English is a second language must have an IELTS Academic score of 5.0 with no band lower than 5.0, or a recognised equivalent test.

About the provider

Vision College is a division of ATctivate Training Centre which is a charitable company born out of a desire to invest into the future of New Zealand and the world by growing people. Since 1984, thousands of people have benefitted from the dedication of our staff and their support for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Our staff enjoy the challenge and satisfaction of this mission, seeing changed lives and people growing toward their full potential.

We offer a variety of programmes across multiple campuses. You can study from Level 1 Certificates through to Level 7 Degrees.

Vision College has 8 Schools incorporating the following areas of study:

Business Administration (Level 3)
Counselling (Level 5-7)
Early Childhood Education (Level 3-5)
Information Technology (Level 5-6)
Christian Ministry (Level 5)
Music (Level 5-7)
Ultimate - Foundation Skills (Level 1-2)
Trades - Security, Mechanical Engineering & Agriculture (Level 2-3)

Most of our courses are free for domestic students (conditions apply)

All of our programmes are NZQA approved and, where applicable, eligible for students to apply for loans and allowances.