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Career Preparation for Specialised Welding (Level 4)

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In this NZQA accredited course, you can boost your education and career opportunities with this specialised welding qualification. You will build on your existing welding skills, gain more experience in our ‘real world’ workshop, and pick up four industry recognised welding tickets.

In a year of study, you will gain the skills to work in a range of hospitality management roles, including commercial accommodation, food and beverage, facility utilisation, supply chain and human resources. You will also obtain a Licence Controller Qualification as part of the programme.

Delivered through BOP School of Welding PTE, within the Aspire2 Group and is an NZQA approved qualification. You will be trained in the fundamentals of welding and working in an engineering environment. Upon completion, you will be assisted to find work with a work or apprenticeship placement, and you will complete a ‘Site Safe’ passport.

You will learn

  • Examine industry standard drawings and processes
  • Complete and present specialised welds to industry standards for certification within a commercially viable timeframe
  • Construct welding specifications requirements to client or professional body
  • Communicate welding specifications requirements to client or professional body
  • Create a personalised work log
  • Create a portfolio of specialised welding tasks
  • Use WPS (Welding Procedure Specification) to demonstrate industry standard welds that enhance long term career goal
  • Use various types of sources to research potential career pathway
  • Formulate long-term career goals
  • Develop a targeted curriculum vitae (CV) for the trades sector


You will gain the Certificate in Career Preparation for Specialised Welding (Level 4). This programme is delivered through BOP School of Welding PTE, within the Aspire2 Group.

  • Study skills and employment options
  • Setting learning goals and progress checks
  • Identifying barriers to learning and problem solving
  • Health and Safety, job ergonomics and risk assessment
  • Industry terminology and workplace numeracy
  • Safe use of tools, machinery and equipment
  • Industry related tasks
  • Basic workplace documentation
  • Industry related projects
  • Effective team work
  • Communication skills and problem solving.

Entry criteria

  • Career Preparation for Engineering Trades (Level 3) OR
  • New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) OR
  • Equivalent qualification or skills (trade test to be completed to assess equivalent industry skills) AND
  • Applicants must be 18 years or older
  • English language requirement

    provide evidence of an IELTS overall band score of at least 5.5 (Academic), with no individual band less than 5.0
    Pearson Academic Test
    have a Pearson Academic Test score of 42 and above with no individual band score less than 36
    have a B2 Communicator Test HIGH PASS and above with no less than a pass in each skill

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