New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • 26 July 2021
  • Level 3
  • 1 year full-time
    Available in New Plymouth
  • FREE (TTAF funded)
    $POA - International student

Qualification overview

This qualification aims to give students basic workplace skills for mechanical engineering, welding and fabrication. The qualification may be used as the first stage of an apprenticeship or as the basis for further training. It is designed for both school leavers and more mature students.



Examples of class projects:

Air Engine

A variety of chairs

Outdoor oven


Plumb bob





Entry requirements

• Open entry.

Any applicants whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 5 (with no score below 5 in speaking, reading, writing and listening) or equivalent.

Career Options

CNC Machine Operator, Mould and Core Maker, Furnace Operator, Machine Operator, Specialist Production Welder, Metal Worker/Fabricator, Ducting Fabricator, Pipe Fitter/Welder, Metal Polisher and Pattern Maker Trade Assistant.

Further study options

Engineering apprenticeships and trade certificates.