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Introduction to TIG welding



Five weeks (Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6.00pm-8.00pm)

On campus

2022 dates to be confirmed
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    1 January 2021
  • Dunedin
    3 May 2021
  • Dunedin
    9 August 2021
  • Dunedin
    1 February 2022

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


  • Highly-skilled welding process
  • Can weld stainless steel, aluminium, mild steel to high standards
  • Best suited to fine work (e.g. hand rails where precision and attention to detail are important)
  • Highly paid job if you become competent.

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.

COVID-19 vaccination information
  • As this short course is delivered on campus/on-site, you will need to provide us with a valid My Vaccine Pass before 1 February 2022 if you want to study with us.
  • All locations where our teaching occurs face-to-face are classed as an Otago Polytechnic site.
  • You will be asked to provide us with your My Vaccine Pass during your application and enrolment process.
  • In exceptional circumstances, exemptions may be granted to this. You can find out more about this in our vaccination policy. If you think you have grounds to be exempt from our vaccination requirements, please email   

You can find more information about our vaccination requirements here. And, if you still have further questions, please visit our FAQs page which you can find here.


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.


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.

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