Metal casting

Metal casters produce components using the traditional skills of patternmaking and casting.


We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with industry associations like Metals New Zealand to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry, identifying potential apprentices, and encouraging work placements.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like conferences, competitions and graduations and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

Qualifications available

This qualification is designed to enable trainees/apprentices employed in the Metal Casting (Technology) discipline of Engineering to gain recognition for the relevant skills and knowledge required by industry expressed in terms of competency.

The qualification represents a set of foundation skills for mechanical engineering and specific skills in metal casting and engineering pattern making. Metal Casting (Technology) embraces Moulding and Patternmaking skills. Technological advances have initiated a convergence of these historical trades in that it is impossible for either to exist in isolation. People awarded this qualification are able to use the tools and make castings or patterns/tooling applicable to metal casting.

NZQA qualification overview

National Certificate in Metal Casting Level 4