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ENGINEERING

EWRB Competency Refresher Course

  • Dunedin Campus
  • 1 day (8.30am-5.00pm)
  • Starts Wed 26 May, Wed 25 August and Wed 17 November 2021
  • Apply anytime

All registered electrical workers must hold a practising licence to carry out prescribed electrical work. You need to renew your licence every two years. Before you can do this, you need to complete the competency programme (if your last programme was over two years ago). Otago Polytechnic is endorsed by the EWRB to run this course. Once you’ve completed and passed this competency course, we’ll update your details in the EWRB portal. When you apply to renew your practising licence, EWRB will already have confirmation that you have met your competency obligations and are eligible to renew.

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Starts 4 May and 10 August 2021
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will 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.

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Starts 3 May and 9 August 2021
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.

WOF inspectors training course

  • Dunedin
  • Two and a half days
  • Starts 23 June 2021
  • Apply now

Are you a mechanic who wants to become a WOF inspector? This new course is designed to train staff to carry out the vehicle inspection process correctly and to gain a firm grasp of the inspection requirements. Participants will also learn how to navigate their way around the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM).

CONSTRUCTION

Dry stone walling short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts TBC
  • Apply anytime

Drystone construction is as much an art as a science. Building a stone wall is a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience and during this two day course you will build a free-standing wall.

VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS

OSTC Automotive (Motor Industry) (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re interested in vehicles and enjoy working with your hands, fixing things and making them go, then you’ll be well suited to the motor industry.

OSTC Introduction to Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you interested in engineering? This course will give you experience in many aspects of engineering. You'll learn engineering theory in the classroom and engineering skills, designing and constructing your own projects, in the Otago Polytechnic engineering workshops.

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you someone who likes to plan projects and build things? If so, this programme would be ideal for you. You’ll be working towards the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2).

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 3)

  • Balclutha
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Do you like building things? Then our Construction Skills course could be for you! You will spend most of the time working on a building site and you'll be part of a team constructing a building from start to finish – learning many skills along the way!