Course details

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
NZQF Level 2

About the course

This qualification represents a set of foundation skills for mechanical engineering and related trades. The qualification may be used as the first stage of an apprenticeship or as the basis for pre-trade courses. It is particularly relevant for people wishing to pursue careers in general engineering, machining, toolmaking, fitting, engineering maintenance, engineering fabrication, and marine engineering.

Holders of this qualification have the following skills and knowledge relevant to the mechanical engineering industry:
. health and safety;
. trade mathematics and mechanics;
. metals and other materials used in engineering;
. fasteners and assembly;
. sketching;
. measurement;
. engineering tools;
. machining or fabrication operations; and
. welding safety and procedures.

This qualification leads to trade qualifications in mechanical engineering and engineering fabrication at levels 4 and 5 on the NQF, and ultimately to the National Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, and an optional Practical Endorsement strand [Ref: 0534].

About the provider

Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd is a Category One Tertiary Education Organisation registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd is a Tertiary Education Organisation (TEO) first registered with NZQA in 1995. Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd’s main delivery site is located In Thames. Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd specialises in foundation learning, this includes; Manufacturing and Technology, Agriculture, Welding, Retail, and  Life Skills.  Higher level education is offered in Agriculture with options at Level 3.

For more than 20 years Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd has been supporting students to develop essential skills and knowledge to ensure the highest standard education is provided to our stakeholders within the Thames, Hauraki, Waikato and Coromandel communities.

Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd is a proud category one provider with NZQA.