Manufacturing and Technology Sector

​​From hands-on production and assembly to cutting edge research, from massive machines and busy production lines, to individual crafts or computer design, this sector covers a range of options. You’ll be working indoors most of the time, with tools, machinery and equipment, or maybe a computer. You might be fabricating, installing, fixing or maintaining systems, or doing a job involving lots of thinking, planning or making lots of calculations.

There’s a mixture of skilled jobs across the sector. In the engineering industry in particular, people have the highest job satisfaction of all jobs. This sector is a big employer – the second largest in New Zealand. It is also a big earner for the New Zealand economy, making up almost half of all the country’s export income. It is a sector the government has identified as a priority area for growth.

Automotive Mobile Workshop

What is this course about? Students are able to demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment, spark ignition engine operation and under supervision will be able to disassemble and reassemble an engine. NorthTec will come to you and provide a tutor and all the resources.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.

Where can this course lead? National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) Level 2

Unit Standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

231

Explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines

Level 2
4 Credits

21669

Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications

Level 2
2 Credits

21859

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application.

Level 2
2 Credits

21691

Disassemble and reassemble a single cylinder or multi-cylinder four stroke engine under supervision.

Level 1
2 Credits

Dates upon application
Course length: Three days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students

Course cost: $65 plus GST per student per day (Total course $195 plus GST per student) plus mileage (if applicable).

This course can be offered at the school premises or at the Future Trades Campus, Dyer St, Whangarei.


Oxy Acetylene Welding

What is this course about? Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of oxy-acetylene welding in the motor industry.
What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.
Where can this course lead?  National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) Level 2

Unit Standards

Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

21682

Demonstrate knowledge of an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

Level 2
2 Credits

21685

Use a oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

Level 2
3 Credits

Dates upon application
Course length: Three days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students

Course cost: $65 plus GST per student per day (Total course $195 plus GST per student) plus mileage (if applicable).


Mig WELDING

What is this course about? Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry.
What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.
Where can this course lead?  National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) Level 2

Unit Standards

Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

21683

Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry

Level 2
2 Credits

21684

Use an MIG welding plant in the motor industry

Level 2
3 Credits

Dates upon application
Course length: Three days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students

Course cost: $65 plus GST per student per day (Total course $195 plus GST per student) plus mileage (if applicable).

The theory aspect (1 day) of the welding courses can be offered at the school premises and the practical aspect (2 days) at the Future Trades Campus, Dyer Street, Whangarei


Wheels and Tyres

What is this course about? Students will be able to prepare vehicle wheels for balancing, and balance a wheel and tyre assembly off a vehicle.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.

Where can this course lead?  National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) Level 2

Unit Standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

21722

Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry

Level 2
2 Credits

21869

Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry

Level 1
1 Credits

21679

Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry

Level 2
2 Credits

Dates upon application
Course length: Three days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students

Course cost: $65 plus GST per student per day (Total course $195 plus GST per student) plus mileage (if applicable).

This course can be offered at the school premises or at the Future Trades Campus, Dyer St., Whangarei.


Distance Learning

What is this course about?
NorthTec will provide the full range of Automotive Unit Standard work books for study, at school, towards National Certificate in Automotive Engineering. Schools will complete assessment and NorthTec will moderate at the end of the year.
 
Materials/Work books will be in disc form.
 
Details: All unit standards available – please email Gareth Edwards, gedwards@northtec.ac.nz
Course cost: $250 plus GST per Unit Standard (includes moderation fee)

Unit Standards

Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

21857

Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand Motor Industry

Level: 1
Credits: 2

21869

Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry

Level: 1
Credits: 1

229

Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components

Level: 2 Credits: 4

231

Explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines

Level: 2 Credits: 4

233

Service an automotive battery

Level: 2 Credits: 2

239

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive manual transmission

Level: 2 Credits: 2

242

Change the fluid and bleed a break hydraulic system

Level: 2 Credits: 2

243

Carry out basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine under supervision

Level: 2 Credits: 4

244

Disassemble and reassemble a four cylinder four stroke engine to a running state

Level: 2 Credits: 6

245

Select and apply lubricants and sealants for automotive and related industry applications

Level: 2 Credits: 2

247

Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use

Level: 2 Credits: 2

4432

Demonstrate knowledge of, and convert, units of measure used in engineering

Level: 2 Credits: 2

5438

Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and general locations of tractor, agricultural machine, and equipment systems

Level: 2 Credits: 4

7123

Apply a problem solving method to a problem

Level: 2 Credits: 2

15436

Demonstrate knowledge of the construction and operation, and servicing requirements of

outboard engines

Level: 2 Credits: 4

15471

Demonstrate knowledge of materials handling machine types, their applications, operation,

and safety precautions

Level: 2 Credits: 4

16113

Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop

Level: 2 Credits: 2

19044

Demonstrate knowledge of the legal requirements and hazards associated with tractor use

Level: 2 Credits: 3

21668

Demonstrate knowledge of cleaning automotive components

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21669

Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21670

Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 3

21671

Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 4

21675

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive batteries

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21677

Demonstrate knowledge of a diesel fuel system

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21679

Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21682

Demonstrate knowledge of an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21685

Use an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 3

21686

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21687

Demonstrate knowledge of basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine

Level: 2 Credits: 3

21689

Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake fluid, fluid replacement and brake bleeding procedures

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21692

Perform minor servicing tasks on a diesel fuel system

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21714

Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21717

Service automotive cooling systems

Level: 2 Credits: 3

21719

Remove and replace motor vehicle lamps in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 1

21720

Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle braking systems

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21721

Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21722

Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21859

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application

Level: 2 Credits: 2

24276

Demonstrate knowledge of manual starting systems used on small engines

Level: 2 Credits: 1

24349

Demonstrate knowledge of marine lubricants and lubrication systems; and marine adhesives, sealants, and gaskets

Level: 2 Credits: 2

21684 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry Level: 3 Credits: 3
21683 Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry Level: 3 Credits: 2
3856 Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries Level: 3 Credits: 2
240 Demonstrate knowledge of petrol fuel systems Level: 3 Credits: 3

918

Demonstrate knowledge of light vehicle final drive assembly operation

Level: 3 Credits: 4

920

Describe the construction and operation of manual and semi-automatic transmissions used on light vehicles

Level: 3 Credits: 4

5466

Remove and replace light vehicle brake pads and shoes

Level: 3 Credits: 2

11733

Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle exhaust systems

Level: 3 Credits: 4

15380

Demonstrate knowledge of carburettors used on outdoor powered equipment

Level: 3 Credits: 4

15454

Demonstrate knowledge of trailer boat propeller operation, types, servicing, and installation procedures

Level: 3 Credits: 4

15458

Demonstrate knowledge of trailer boat impeller propulsion systems (water jet units) and servicing requirements

Level: 3 Credits: 4

15459

Demonstrate knowledge of trailer boat surface piercing drive units and servicing requirements

Level: 3 Credits: 2

20029

Demonstrate knowledge of navigation aids

Level: 3 Credits: 5

23927

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive hydraulic principles, practices, systems and components

Level: 3 Credits: 4

23928

Demonstrate knowledge of automotive hydraulic circuit diagrams and oil requirements

Level: 3 Credits: 3

23930

Demonstrate knowledge of light trailer servicing requirements

Level: 3 Credits: 2

23933

Demonstrate knowledge of servicing requirements for boat trailer systems and controls

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24189

Demonstrate knowledge of motorcycle carburettors, and diagnosing fuel system faults and their causes

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24312

Demonstrate knowledge of clutches and transmissions used on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24321

Demonstrate knowledge of belt and chain drive systems on plant and machinery

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24372

Manual metal arc weld automotive components

Level: 3 Credits: 4

24373

Demonstrate knowledge of the manual metal arc welding process in the motor industry

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24411

Machine brake disc rotors and brake drums

Level: 3 Credits: 2

24458

Prepare to repair and repair punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres on light vehicles

Level: 3 Credits: 5

Note: Above mentioned unit standards can be combined and DELIVERED BY NORTHTEC TUTOR on a per request basis. Terms and conditions apply. For queries, please email jlim@northtec.ac.nz.

Electrical Safety

What is this course about? Students will perform soldering and de-soldering procedures and will gain knowledge on electrical safety and safe working practices in an electrical workplace.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Closed shoes are compulsory.

Where can this course lead?  National Certificate in Electrical Engineering

Unit Standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards:

15849

Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work

Level: 2
Credits: 2

1178

Follow safe practices in an electrical workplace

Level: 2
Credits: 3

15851

Demonstrate knowledge of electrical safety and safe working practices for electrical workers

Level: 2 Credits: 3

Dates upon application
Course length: 8 Weeks (every Friday) / 6 hours per week
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum/Maximum 12 students

Course cost: $260 per student.

Note: Students must have a good level of Maths and English and with a commitment to complete the course. NorthTec reserves the right to cancel this course if the minimum number required is not met.