Career Preparation for Specialised Welding (Level 4)
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We have a mini buses at both campuses that drive along set routes and do pickups and drop offs. You will need to talk to each campus to set which routes the mini buses take.
We like to have small classes to ensure that all students get excellent tuition and enough direct time with the tutors. Our normal class sizes are between 5 – 15.
If you’re a New Zealand or Australian citizen or a Permanent Resident (over 3 years) you can apply for a student loan and/or allowance. Our Student Services team will be able to help you with your application and answer any questions you might have.
You must tell our Student Services Team if you change your contact details especially your phone number and your residential address.
We pride ourselves on delivering real skills with real results. Your education with us will give you a great start to your career, however your employment success is mainly up to you. If you have an excellent attitude and are committed to finding work after completing our courses and gaining the qualifications, then the chances of finding a job are very high.
NZ Welding School has a great support team to help you find employment.
Your first week at NZWS is Induction Week. You will learn all about the campus, staff and facilities, its rules and regulations.
You will be required to attend classes during Induction Week. On your first day you will be given a welcome pack, which will include a Student Handbook to help you through Induction Week and provide you with important information to help you during your time with us. Please read everything in it carefully.
NZ Welding School has Student Support Services who can provide advice and assistance or refer you to the proper professional on a broad range of matters such as health, personal problems, banking, accommodation, public transport, visa and insurance information.
Fees paid by students are banked directly into a Public Trust student trust account, and paid by Public Trust in instalments to NZWS throughout the duration of your course.
A welding ticket is offered as an incentive for having good attendance and good attitude through-out the course. Your tutor will decide if you qualify to be given the chance to sit a welding ticket once you have completed your course.
You should speak to our Student Support Services team. They will discuss your complaint with you. They will also advise you about how the complaints procedure works. During Induction Week you will be given more information about this process.
We run full-time courses that start at 8:00 am every day so you will need to be on site before then. This course runs Monday through Thursday from 8:00-3:00.
As part of the course fee we provide all required Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) gear for you.
We ask you to contact our staff to let them know if you will be absent from course. If you are absent for more than 3 days with no contact we will let Studylink know and this may affect your allowance.
If you start course and decide its not for you let our office ladies know. If you withdraw in the first 8 days this is called an Early Withdraw and you will not be charged full fees. If you withdraw any time after the first 8 days is a normal Withdraw and you not be entitled to a refund.
Most of our students will apply through Studylink to get a student loan to pay for their fees. They can also help with financial support while you are a student. Alternatively you can make a bank transaction or pay by cheque. Just let us know if you intend to do this and we can provide you with details.
Additionally we have limited scholarships available *conditions apply, please talk to our staff to see if you qualify for any of these.
If you are under 18 you will need a parent to sign you up.
Try to bring the following documents with you:
Birth certificate or Passport
Marriage certificate (if applicable)
Driving license (if applicable)
Bank Account details
References from previous employers or schools
There are lots of options available to you if you complete this course. For an overview of this check out our pathways.
On site assessment of current Welders (from inexperienced to very experienced)
Design & provide specific training requirements:
Examples of ticket training we have supplied:
– Kiwi Rail: Setting up a gas torch for steel cutting of rails
– Mitek NZ: Procedures for fully automatic processes(robotic),Semi-automatic and Manual Processes
– Smith and Davies: Staff training in Carbon steel and aluminium for repair of truck bodies
– FonterraTraining: Staff in dairy quality GTAW welding process with purged pipe stainless Steel
– Fruehauf New ZealandTraining: Staff for certification to AS/NZS 2980
For a full list of frequently asked questions please click here.