New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Whangarei
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If cars and engines are your passion, why not follow your heart and aim for a career in the automotive field?

About this programme

This programme provides the essential skills and knowledge for entry into the automotive trades. You’ll learn all about engines and transmissions, automotive electronics and air conditioning. You’ll also learn to provide great customer service and administration within the industry.

What you will learn

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop.

  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks.

  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine, and driveline systems.

  • Check operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems

  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension and brake systems.

Courses in this programme

Courses Level Credits
3507.3001 - Automotive Workshop Safety 3 10
3507.3002 - Workshop Engineering Tools and Equipment 3 15
3507.3003 - Light and Motorsport Engines and Cooling Systems 3 15
3507.3004 - Automotive Engine Tuning and Fuel Systems 3 10
3507.3005 - Light Automotive Brakes and Steering 3 25
3507.3006 - Automotive Transmission and Driveline Systems 3 15
3507.3007 - Automotive Electrical Technology 3 10
3507.3008 - Automotive Electronic and HVAC Systems 3 20

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences

  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level

  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have and IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions

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Lucas Connew

After 13 years in the army as a diesel mechanic being posted all over New Zealand, Lucas was ready to come home to the north and settle in one place for a while.

Level

3

Delivery

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start Dates

Kaikohe: February
July

Kaitaia: February
July

Whangarei: February
July

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: $6,449.33

Student levy may apply

International: $17,680.00

Programme Code

NZ3097

Phone 0800 162 100
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