New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) (Automotive)

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Are you aged 16-19? The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides the chance to study for free for up to two years, and can support you with transport and pastoral care.

About the programme

This 19-week automotive programme will teach you a range of skills including basic car servicing. To help you put your learning into practice, you’ll also take part in hands-on projects – like building your own trikes and a minibike that’s yours to keep once you complete the programme. You’ll also focus on developing educational and life skills to help you prepare for further study or employment.

The programme provides an ideal pathway to further study onto the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3).

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

Qualification gained

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

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.




Full time


1 Semester

Start Dates

Whangarei: February

Cost Incl. GST (Approx):

Domestic: Fees free

International: Programme not open to international students

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