New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

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

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. 

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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