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Qualification Title National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 4) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 4
Credits 258 - 274
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology » Boiler-making and Welding
  • Engineering and Technology » Mechanical Engineering » Engineering - Fabrication
Strategic Purpose Statement
The National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 4) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction is a trade qualification for people in the fabrication industries. It combines a broad, common foundation of engineering and fabrication skills with more specialised skills and knowledge in the form of strands to suit the nature of the particular trade or enterprise the individual is engaged in. It is intended to provide training for people in trades traditionally referred to as fabricators, sheet metal workers, boiler makers, steel construction, and fitter-welders.

The core compulsory section includes standards on first aid, occupational health and safety, measurement, tools, materials and metals, engineering sketching and drawing, trade calculations, welding processes, fitting, assembly, scaffolding, basic fabrication operations, forces and stresses, pressure vessels, pattern development, computer numerical control, and job costing.

The core elective section includes standards from the Welding and Metal Surface Finishing domains at levels 3 and 4.

The strands cover trade practice and practical assessments relevant to each strand.

The Heavy Fabrication strand is intended for fabricators working with heavier gauge plate, sections, and pipes, to produce a wide variety of products including pressure vessels.

The Light Fabrication strand is for fabricators working with sheet metals and lighter gauge plate, sections, and pipes to produce a large variety of metal products.

The Steel Construction strand shares standards in common with the Heavy Fabrication strand, but is specifically for fabricators who manufacture and install structural steel components for building and civil engineering projects.
Graduate profile
Those who have achieved this qualification may wish to continue training for the following higher qualifications: . National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 5) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Welding [Ref: 0681]. . National Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, and Mechanical Services, and with an optional strand in Practical Endorsement [Ref: 0534].
Education pathways
Those who have achieved this qualification may wish to continue training for the following higher qualifications:
. National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 5) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Welding [Ref: 0681].
. National Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) with strands in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering, and Mechanical Services, and with an optional strand in Practical Endorsement [Ref: 0534].
Employment pathways
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Entry Requirements
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency. English Competency Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.
Education Organisation 9 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 0122
Status Expiring
Created December 1995
Last Reviewed July 2015
Last Date For Entry December 2018
Expires December 2022
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