3D Printing Pathway (Level 3)

3D printing uses computer systems to create layers that combine to make three-dimensional objects. This course provides a taster of computer-aided design (CAD) and 3D printing.

If you've bought a 3D printer or are thinking of buying one (they're much more affordable these days), this course will help you get the most value out of it. 

Content Details

During the course you will:

  • learn to apply computer-aided design (CAD) as an important industrial art
  • build your confidence and skills in using CAD and 3D printing in many applications including engineering, construction and creative industries
  • create a three-dimensional object using a 3D printer

NOTE: A basic understanding of computers will greatly enhance your enjoyment and chances of success on the course.


Classes are held 8.00am-4.30pm.

Week One runs 26, 27, 28 April 2017, then Wednesdays and Fridays for the following five weeks.

AprilPart-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)6 weeks

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $85.00. NOTE: student loans/allowances do NOT apply.

There are no course related costs.

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive a record of achievement.

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry

English Competency

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.