National Certificate in Welding

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This is a specialist welding course and covers the use of oxyacetylene, Mig, Tig and Arc welders, along with stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel fabrication. This is a very practical course.

About This Course

This course, similar to Manufacturing and Technology, is a very practical course. Students achieve results through practical workshop based projects plus some classroom based unit standards.

There is a fee attached to this programme if you are aged 20+, however, due to cross-over credits from Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) the fee is substantially reduced. Ask us for more details.


Programme and dates are subject to change.

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Key Information


National Certificate in Welding (Level 3)


Level 3



Duration The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements
Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Applicants must have achieved the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2).
Must enrol before 31/12/18

Tuition fees

Total qualification
Youth Guarantee Available Yes
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Student Fees $4,139.00 for those aged 20+ (A substantial reduction available - contact us for more details)

Note: All Key Information is the most recent available relating to domestic students. For more detailed information refer to Course Documents.

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Career Opportunities

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Campus Start Date Domestic International *

Fees listed are indicative only and may vary with course selection. Exact fees can be confirmed when you enquire or apply.
* International learners are required to pay additional costs to attend one of our courses or programmes. These additional costs include medical and travel insurance cover.

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