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Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4)
Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4)

Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4)

  • ID:CPIT640179
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$18,400.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,400.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • 40 credits NCEA Level 1, including 10 literacy credits and 10 numeracy credits


  • NZ2715 New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Gain the technical and problem solving skills needed to work in mechanical engineering environments.

On this programme you'll learn: how to interpret drawings and/or specifications; how to select and use the appropriate materials, tools, equipment and processes for the mechanical engineering task being undertaken; how to work safely and meet workplace health and safety requirements.

You'll also learn problem solving skills, effective and efficient processes and quality systems for the production of components or delivery of services within a commercial mechanical engineering environment.

Specialist strands available for this programme are Fitting and Machining, General Engineering, Machining, Maintenance Engineering, and Toolmaking.

Please note: In order to undertake this programme you must be physically able to work safely in an industry-related work environment. You must also be working in the industry, as you will enter into a training agreement with your employer and Ara.

Please note: This programme includes an apprenticeship.

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Pathway Courses

  • Further study options include the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Advanced) Level 5.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

By successfully completing this qualification you'll be able to work independently as a mechanical engineering tradesperson in your chosen discipline within the mechanical engineering and manufacturing industries.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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