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Introduction to MIG welding



Five weeks (Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6.00pm-8.00pm)

On campus

10 August 2021
Further 2022 dates to be confirmed
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    1 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    4 May 2021
  • Dunedin
    10 August 2021
  • Dunedin
    1 February 2022

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.


  • 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).Directions

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.


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.

To enrol

Please apply online by clicking the blue apply tab at the top of this page and then filling in the online application form. Alternatively, you can complete the short course enrolment form and return it to our Dunedin campus.


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