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National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering - (Level 5)

Interested in machinery and construction? Are you a practical thinker keen on fixing and building things? Our Certificate in Mechanical Engineering will give you the skills and knowledge to kickstart a career as an engineer.






COST INCL. GST (APPROX): $ 1,687.30



This is an online course aimed at up-skilling people working in the industry. You will learn knowledge and skills required for a management and supervisory role. Students complete this qualification with strands offered in general and maintenance engineering, or engineering fabrication.


Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Supervise workplace operations

  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality and its management

  • Use core quality management tools

  • Prepare project costing estimates

  • Apply hazard identification and risk assessment procedures in the workplace

Career options

Management or supervisory role as an industrial engineer, e.g. refinery engineer, general engineering, fitting, turning, design and construction

Admission information

Must have completed a Level 4 Certificate in Engineering or Fabrication.

Applicants for whom English is not their first language require a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, or NZCEL Level 4 with the Academic endorsement.

Qualification gained

National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 5)

Location: New Zealand, New Zealand
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Location: Northland, New Zealand
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand

Industry: Engineering - Administrative Support
Industry: Engineering - Aeronautics
Industry: Engineering - Automotive
Industry: Engineering - Building Services
Industry: Engineering - CAD / CAE
Industry: Engineering - Chemical / Process
Industry: Engineering - Civil / Structural
Industry: Engineering - Drafting
Industry: Engineering - Drilling
Industry: Engineering - Electrical / Electronics
Industry: Engineering - Hydraulics Engineer
Industry: Engineering - Industrial
Industry: Engineering - Management / Supervisory
Industry: Engineering - Marine
Industry: Engineering - Mechanical / Piping
Industry: Engineering - Metal Trades
Industry: Engineering - Other Engineering
Industry: Engineering - Plant / Facilities / Maintenance
Industry: Engineering - Product / Manufacturing
Industry: Engineering - Project Management
Industry: Engineering - Refrigeration
Industry: Engineering - Resources, Oil, Mining & Gas
Industry: Engineering - Roading
Industry: Engineering - Sales & Marketing
Industry: Engineering - Specialist / Other
Industry: Engineering - Technical Support
Industry: Engineering - Tunnel
Industry: Engineering - Waste and Water
Industry: Polytechnic - Polytechnic - Other

Apply Before: 21 Jan 24

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