Technical collection

A wide range of engineering courses are available from understanding metals and materials, providing job costing, through to modern manufacturing concepts such as lean and root cause analysis.

Interested in Microlearning?

If you are keen to sign up or have any questions, please email our dedicated Microlearning team at micro.learning@competenz.org.nz.

Note: 50% discount on these courses until March 2019. 

Demonstrate knowledge of fits, limits, and tolerances in engineering

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  • Explain fits, limits and tolerances as used in engineering
  • Interpret tolerances as displayed on engineering drawings.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $95

Price thereafter: $190

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Bearings and how they work
  • Different types of bearings and their uses
  • Identifying bearings
  • Factors affecting selection and service life.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $215

Price thereafter: $430

Demonstrate knowledge of mechanical power transmission

Upon completion, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Belt drives
  • Chain drives
  • Gears
  • Shaft couplings
  • Clutches and brakes
  • Variable speed drives.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $250

Price thereafter: $500

Demonstrate knowledge of modern engineering plant maintenance practice

This course is for people working in or wishing to work in the maintenance of manufacturing plants, and covers strategies and techniques used in the maintenance of modern manufacturing plants.

Upon completion, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Plant maintenance strategies and activities
  • Diagnostics in mechanical plant
  • Perform a Root Cause Analysis of a mechanical failure.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $135

Price thereafter: $270

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Fabrication machinery and machinery components – how they work and what for
  • Common fabrication materials and processes.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $113

Price thereafter: $225

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Machines and principles of operation
  • Machine components and their functions
  • Machining principles
  • Knowledge of different types of drills, cutting and milling tools,
  • Knowledge of cutting speeds and feed rates.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $113

Price thereafter: $225

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Mechanical properties and strength of metals
  • Manufacturing and production methods of engineering plastics
  • The use of rubber, powdered material, and composite materials in mechanical engineering
  • The use and fabrication methods of composite materials
  • Common engineering materials and their selection.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $113

Price thereafter: $225

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Mechanical properties of common engineering metals
  • The strength of common engineering metals
  • Basic understanding of the composition of common engineering metals and their alloying elements
  • Understanding factors affecting the selection and use of common engineering metals.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $113

Price thereafter: $225

Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Steel making
  • Heat treatment processes
  • Understanding the effects of working metals
  • Corrosion processes and control methods
  • Understand the techniques to determine composition, traceability and control of engineering metals.

Introductory price (until 31 March 2019): $135

Price thereafter: $270