Basic Arc/MIG and Gas Welding

Want to learn to weld or extend your existing skills? This handy part-time course is for you. It’s a hobby course with no assessment criteria – ideal for home handymen or farmers who want to learn how to fix and maintain their equipment.

Classes are held one evening a week for 12 weeks and cater for individual skill levels and areas of interest.

You'll learn to weld steel of various thicknesses using three welding processes – manual metal arc (MMAW), gas metal arc (GMAW/MIG) and oxy-acetylene (OAW).

You’ll enjoy the opportunity to meet practical like-minded people and practice your new skills in our fully equipped workshop.

Content Details

Topics covered include:

  • Gas cutting
  • Metal preparation
  • Setting up equipment
  • Selection and use of electrodes
  • Basic techniques for downhand welding
  • Oxy acetylene bronze welding and fusion welding techniques on mild steel


The programme is held on over 12 weeks, two hours per week on Mondays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

10 Jul 20176 Oct 2017Part-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)12 weeks

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $531.00

2017 international students $638.00

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

NOTE: This course does not prepare you for the industry level welding ticket.

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry

You must supply your own overalls and safety footwear, and wear them in the workshop.