UCOL's Certificate in Fitting, Welding and Machining comprises 120 credits.
To optimise chances of success, it is recommended that students have a minimum of eight credits at Level 1 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori. Four Credits must be in reading and four Credits must be in writing.
Assistance is available from UCOL’s learning support centre for students who experience difficulty.
If you successfully complete this programme, you will also have completed the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2.
While most teaching will occur on campus, there may be opportunities for industry site visits as part of the learning process. Some cohorts may be offered work experience as part of their learning.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
Students who can provide evidence of a current First Aid qualification will be given credit for the appropriate unit standards. If the qualification is no longer current, the student must enrol and re-qualify. Students with an expiring qualification must enrol to revalidate. This incurs a lower fee. No credits are earned through revalidation.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may
request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a
scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of
our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
Equipment supplied by UCOL
At the commencement of this programme students will, providing they have paid their fees in full, be supplied with the following safety items:
- Welding helmet
- Welding gloves
- Ear muffs
- Safety glasses
Students must supply their own cotton overalls, approved protective footwear - steel-capped boots, scientific calculator, drawing equipment, compass set, folders, lecture pads, pens and pencils.