Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North
Duration: 8 weeks, one night each week, 5:30 - 8:30pm
04 May 2022 - 22 Jun 2022 (Places are full. Contact the info centre)
27 Jul 2022 - 14 Sep 2022
19 Oct 2022 - 07 Dec 2022
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Compulsory course costs may apply.
Are you interested in finding out what welding is all about? Or do you hobby around at home or on the farm with a welder but would like to know the finer details to get better results?
UCOL’s MIG, TIG, OAW and Arc Welding (Night Class Welding) programme will help you learn the basics and sharpen your welding skills. The programme can also be used as a welding refresher or towards professional development.
The welding is performed on different thickness low carbon steel, and weld joints, mainly in the down hand, (flat) position.
Demonstrations are based around:
- MMAW (Stick welding)
- GMAW (MIG welding)
- GTAW (TIG welding is taught and practical for students, working with stainless steel and/or aluminium)
The course provides students with more insight/practical experience with the different welding processes, machines, metals, problem solving and avoiding weld defects. As well as the above mentioned welding processes, it is possible to have demonstrations/practical activities organised with oxy-acetylene welding/cutting or plasma cutting.
This welding course is structured around a limited number of students and is currently offered three times a year. If a higher level of training and or welding certificate training is required then this may be offered at a later stage.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
The New Zealand Government COVID-19 Mandate Order requires the following workers to be vaccinated:
- health and disability sector workers
- prison staff
- border and MIQ workers.
As well as that, private companies and organisations have the right to require staff to be vaccinated.
Therefore, to go on placement or an internship that is a part of your programme, you must meet COVID-19 vaccination requirements. You can see more information on
UCOL's Covid-19 page and on the
Unite Against Covid-19 website.