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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4) with strands in Heavy Fabrication, Light Fabrication, and Steel Construction
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 255 - 270
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology » Boiler-making and Welding
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the engineering fabrication industry with skilled tradespeople who are able to safely and independently perform fabrication tasks within their chosen discipline, to industry standards.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
- Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, processes, tools, and equipment for the task being undertaken.
- Apply relevant knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards.
- Apply knowledge of welding to safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
- Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems to the fabrication of components and/or provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
- Practice effective communication within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace.
- Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the engineering fabrication field.

Graduates of the Heavy Fabrication strand will also be able to:
- Produce a range of heavy fabricated products, including trucks and trailers, earthmoving machinery, manufacturing equipment, and pressure vessels from heavy gauge plate, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques

Graduates of the Light Fabrication strand will also be able to:
- Produce a range of light fabricated products such as ducting, architectural fixtures, and balustrading from light gauge sheet, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques

Graduates of the Steel Construction strand will also be able to:
- Produce and install a range of structural steel elements for building and civil engineering projects, using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 2) [Ref: 1220] or the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) [Ref: 2715]. Graduates of these qualifications will have credits towards this qualification.

This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5) [Ref: 2716].

Graduates intending to become Certified Engineering Technicians should complete the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Practice (with strands in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering) (Level 6) [Ref: 1714].
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification will be able to work independently as Engineering Fabrication tradespeople in their chosen discipline, in a broad range of sectors within the fabrication or construction industries.

Specific roles for each of the strands may include-
Heavy Fabrication strand:
Process Plant Fabricator, Fabricator for pressure equipment, heavy transport equipment, or machinery, etc .

Light Fabrication strand:
Sheet Metal Worker, Process Plant Fabricator

Steel Construction strand:
Structural steelworker for buildings, bridges and cranes, etc.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
It is recommended that people enrolling in a programme leading to this qualification will hold the National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 [Ref: 0973] or equivalent.
Education Organisation 5 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2719
Status Current
Created August 2015
Next Review September 2020
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