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2ND SEMESTER PROGRAMMES FOR
Trades and Technical


You’ll enjoy a trades or technical career if you enjoy using technical and practical skills and like to problem solve and think laterally. If you have good hand-eye coordination and an analytical mind, these industries will be an ideal choice.

ALL PROGRAMMES

 


Construction

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

  • Dunedin and Central Otago
  • 1 year
  • Level 3
  • Starts February (Dunedin & Central Otago) and July (Dunedin only)
  • Apply now!

Gain the work-ready skills you need to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision.

 


Engineering

Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts July
  • Apply now

Now you can start your journey to becoming an engineering technician no matter what your academic background! Successful completion of this programme will give you a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and enable entry into our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)

  • Online with block courses in Central Otago
  • 6 months
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and August
  • Apply now

If you’re already in the bicycle industry, this is a great opportunity to receive official recognition for your current knowledge and skills - ideal if you’re keen to advance your career! If you aren’t already involved but have some bicycle mechanical skill, this programme will enable you to fill the gaps in your knowledge so you are industry ready.

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3)

  • Online with block courses in Central Otago
  • 6 months
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by January

Gain the skills you need to stand out in this rapidly growing industry. This relatively new qualification provides a blend of online learning and practical block courses held in our fully-equipped workshop to enable you to fit your study around other commitments. In addition, work experience opportunities will allow you to get a great first foot in the door of industry.

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • 5 weeks; 2 nights per week
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • 5 weeks; 2 nights per week
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.