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National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)


  • Semester 1 starts 23 January 2017 (Rotokauri Campus)
  • Semester 2 starts 17 July 2017 (Rotokauri Campus)
  • One semester, full-time
  • Fee guideline: $3,889 (Per Semester) or fee free for students under Youth Guarantee*
  • Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Are you interested in working with cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and other areas of the motor industry? The National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) incorporates a range of introductory automotive skills to prepare you for an apprenticeship in the automotive trades.

This programme will teach you skills in the following areas of the motor industry:

  • Automotive engineering (car mechanics)
  • Motorcycle engineering (motorcycle mechanics)
  • Automotive electrical engineering (autoelectrical)
  • Automotive heavy engineering (trucks and heavy machinery)
  • Automotive refinishing (car painting)
  • ​Coach building
  • Engine re-conditioning
  • Small engine servicing (lawnmowers, chainsaws, etc.)
  • Power boat servicing

Programme Content

This programme offers  Mechanical / Electrical strand. This enables you to select the strand that suits you best and you are able to focus on gaining the required skills to enter the industry on completion.

You will study:

Mechanical / Electrical strand:

  • Workshop engineering
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Engine servicing
  • Electronic fuel injection systems
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Engine cooling
  • Transmission
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brakes
  • ​MIG welding
  • Gas welding
  • Wheels and tyres
  • Diesel

This programme runs five days per week. Four days per week are spent in class, approximately 8.00am to 4.00pm. Either Monday or Friday is set aside for industry work experience.

Graduate Opportunities

The National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) may lead to employment in an automotive trade apprenticeship in the motor industry fields of automotive engineering, automotive electrical, automotive machining, motorcycles, trailer boats, outdoor power equipment, body repair and automotive refinishing.

Graduates may also consider studying towards the Certificate in Applied Technology (Level 3).

Entry Criteria

Open entry, although candidates must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

As some of the practical components within this programme are considered high risk, students will be required to submit to an initial drug screen as per Wintec’s Drug and Alcohol Policy. 

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Additional Information

You will study at Wintec's Rotokauri campus which is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training areas in the country. Its modern, open plan workshops contain up-to-date equipment to help you learn all the necessary practical skills. The tutors are well qualified, industry experienced and familiar with the latest technology. All this makes Wintec Trade graduates well sought after in the industry.

Secondary School Students

Want to experience automotive engineering for a day? Come to Wintec and do a one day Automotive Taster course.

If you want to get your automotive career underway while you are still at school a range of Automotive Unit Standards can be taught at your school.

Talk to your STAR Coordinator or Careers Advisor about any of the above options.

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