Fabrication

Working with metals, fabricators make everything from steel parts to structures that are used anywhere - from a kitchen sink to a skyscraper.

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Qualifications available

This qualification has been developed by leading New Zealand fabrication engineers to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to work productively and safely.

With technology and automation rapidly driving change in the engineering sector, this qualification is designed with the future in mind so your people can respond and adapt to change.

Most of the learning is practical work completed on-the-job. Apprentices are also required to complete eLearning via our online learning platform Canvas, and attend block courses for two to three weeks each year.

All graduates will be able to:

  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation and workplace safety culture
  •  Interpret drawings and specifications and use the appropriate materials, processes, tools and equipment for the task
  • Apply knowledge of relevant fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards
  • Safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment
  • Use effective and efficient processes, principles and quality systems to fabricate components and provide services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment
  •  Communicate effectively within a team and the wider workplace
  • Recognise the limits of their 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. 

 

Engineering fabrication

NZQA Qualification overview