Short Course

Introduction to MIG Welding

Learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

2024 Dates TBA

About the course

About MIG welding:

  • Deemed a semi-skilled process easier to learn
  • Welds thicker steel components
  • All industry uses MIG so it's a common process
  • Welds stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium
  • Ideal for work at home (e.g. welding trailers, horse floats, garden furniture and gates).

Please note: Due to health and safety requirements in this course, students must have a reasonable level of English language skills. This course is run subject to sufficient numbers.

Course dates

This course will start on 3 April 2023 and run on Monday and Wednesday evenings for five weeks (6.00pm-8.00pm).

Course fee


This course is unfortunately not eligible for Fees Free or Studylink funding.


Classes are held in A block, Forth Street. Click here for a map. 


All materials for the course are provided. All you need to bring is overalls, safety glasses and steel cap boots.  

For more information

Please email or phone 0800 762 786 for more information.

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.