Mechanical engineering gives you loads of variety in your work. You will be building and fixing machines, tools, and engines.
If you love making and fixing things, you are well suited. There is a shortage of qualified mechanical engineers, so future job prospects are excellent.
Fitter Turner, General Engineer, Machinist, CNC Machinist, Maintenance Engineer, Tool Maker.
Fabrication Engineers make, install and repair metal products such as vents, handrails, boilers, aircraft and boat parts, or beams and girders for construction projects. It is a great skill set to learn as it is easy to transfer between different industries, so there is always the opportunity for something new.
Fabrication provides opportunities in a variety of industries, including
Building and Construction, Automotive, Marine, Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing and Repair, and Specialised Craft Equipment Manufacturing and Repair.
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers install, service and maintain refrigeration and air conditioning systems. There is a real shortage of qualified workers in this area, to the extent that the government are trying to attract people from other countries. Future job prospects are excellent.
Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Engineer.
Mechanical Building Services Engineers install and maintain the components used in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This career path suits people who like a huge variety in their work.
Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Mechanical Building Services System Designer, Commercial Mechanical Building Services Engineer, Industrial Mechanical Building Services Engineer.
Qualified welders are skilled professionals who join metal components using various welding techniques. Their expertise ensures precise and durable connections in structures and machinery, following industry standards and protocols. Welders do all kinds of work, from constructing buildings and bridges to fabricating more detailed things, ensuring the strength of the metals they work with.
Welding provides opportunities in several industries, including:
Construction, manufacturing, automotive, shipbuilding, fabrication and metalworking.
As part of our commitment to being a responsive and flexible training organisation, ATNZ is producing a series of short courses on demand. These non-NZQA-certified courses are designed to respond to industry requests and provide specialist training to fill immediate skills gaps. We have recently launched the first of these courses, on Precision Measurement and Control. Further short courses will become available in 2024. If you have any requests on short courses you require for your team, regardless of experience level please chat with your Account Manager or email
ATNZ are pleased to launch an engineering Gateway programme in 2024. The programme provides an excellent introduction to engineering and is valuable learning that can be useful in the future.
Pricing and Payment
The Metalwork Engineering gateway package costs $350 plus GST per learner. ATNZ will invoice your school directly.
Learners should engage with work-based learning once a week for ten weeks.