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:

30477

Demonstrates knowledge of the operation of petrol and diesel engines.

Level 3
4 Credits

30476

Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the motor industry.

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:

30570

Demonstrate knowledge of welding plant in the motor industry.

Level 3
3 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:

30570

Demonstrate knowledge of welding plant in the motor industry

Level 3
2 Credits

21684

Use an MIG welding plant in the motor industry

Level 3
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 2
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)