Fabrication Engineering Course

Heavy fabrication engineers generally work with steel at least 4mm thick. Much of the work undertaken by heavy fabricators is structural steel for the construction industry but also includes making and repairing things as varied as boilers, significant structures, tanks and components for heavy machinery.

Heavy Fabrication Apprenticeship

Career OptionsĀ 

Process Plant Fabricator, Fabricator for pressure equipment, heavy transport equipment, or machinery, etc.

Entry Requirements

  • New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • At least 16 years of age (unless early leaving exemption (ELX) has been granted).
  • While not a prerequisite, it is recommended that people enrolling in this programme hold the National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 or equivalent.
  • People enrolling in this programme must hold a relevant position in an engineering or manufacturing organisation and have signed an apprenticeship training agreement.
Fabrication Engineering Course


New Zealand Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (level 4)


Heavy Fabrication






Approx 48 months

Study Type

Workplace Based/ Online/Self Study

Starting time

Any Time


NZ Wide

Approved by


Leads To

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) (Level 5)

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