Otago Polytechnic

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Mechanical trades

Forge a career in mechanical engineering trades with skills in machining, fabrication, welding and more.



Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May

Are you a 16-19 year old and feel that school wasn't right for you? Study this hands-on Youth Guarantee programme and you will gain crucial skills for your future and pay no fees (conditions apply)!

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This hands-on qualification is designed for people already working in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing and fabrication industries — or for people who would like to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering these industries.

Want to be a mechanical engineering technician or technologist?

Study our diploma or degrees in mechanical engineering.




John Stocks

Apprentice Manager

03 470 3959 

Rowena Gregg


03 470 4354