Starts February / July
Six months, full-time
Fee Guideline: $2,919
Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton
This programmes incorporates the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and National Certificate in Fabrication. At the end of six months successful study you will be ready to begin a career in the engineering and fabrication industries. You will be introduced to all aspects of the engineering and fabrication trades,
learning fundamental knowledge and practical skills that are highly valued by potential employers.
Wintec’s Rotokauri campus is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training centres in the country. The Engineering and Fabrication workshops have been created to provide a learning environment that is as close as possible to a real workplace situation.
Our mode of learning is face-to-face with qualified, industry experience tutors in a workshop setting. If required one-on-one support is available.
Applying theoretical knowledge to practical tasks is critical to learning in this hands-on industry. To that end you will use the latest equipment and machinery ensuring you become both competent and confident in all unit standards. These include drawings, calculations, assembling mechanical components, machining, fabrication work, welding procedures, engineering hand tools, engineering portable power tools, simple measuring instruments, dimensional measuring devices, engineering marking-out equipment, safe work practices, emergency, first aid and resuscitation procedures. Study is broken into 30% theory, 70% practical.
Engineering and Manufacturing companies within the Waikato region are increasingly requesting the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and Fabrication
as a pre-requisite to apprenticeship.
Students that successfully complete and gain this qualification have an above average chance of gaining an apprenticeship with these companies.
Open entry, although candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood
Preference will be given to students who have achieved 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics and / or Physics, or equivalent.
Candidates whose first language is neither English nor Māori are required to have an IELTS score of 5.5, with no sub-test score lower than 5.0.
To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.
Secondary School Students
Want to experience electrical engineering for a day? Come to Wintec and do a one day Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering Taster.
If you want to get your electrical engineering career underway while still at school the following courses at Wintec are available:
- Light and Heavy Fabrication Welding Taster
- Engineering CAD - Computer Aided
- Engineering (Fitting and Turning) Taster
Wintec also offer an Engineering Go Kart Unit Standard programme for 1 day per week over 20 weeks.You are introduced to mechanical engineering while producing your own electric gokart. At the end of the course you are given the opportunity to test your gokart in a time-trial.
Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor about any of the above options.