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Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Level 2)

About the programme

In this programme you’ll build your own fuel-powered bike which you will get to keep at the end of the year. You will learn automotive, electrical, engineering, panel beating, and industrial spray-painting skills as you work through the process of building your bike.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and technology

Programme code: YP1503

Programme modules: Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and automotive engineering

NCEA level: Level 2 (Level 3 in Year 2)

Entry criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with normal school work. The unit standards achieved at the WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2, or 3.​

Number of credits: 29

Duration of programme: 32 weeks. February to November with the option to re-enrol for a second year in August.

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Location: Depending on your closest location, it will be one of the following:

  • Rotokauri Campus
  • Kopu Workshop, 25 Kopu Road, Thames

Cost: Free to the student

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable)

Further details: Waikato Trades Academy or

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Year 2 entry criteria: To move on to Year 2 you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec Code
229Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components1024TE00229B
02387Assemble mechanical components under supervision722TC02387
02395Select, use, and care for, engineering hand tools924TE02395B
15849Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work622TE15849
18243Construct simple electronic products from supplied circuit schematics726TE18243
21671Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry224TE21671B
29674DKO mechanical fasteners used in mechanical engineering123TC29674
21718Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor and related industries222TE21718
21911Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites322T21911
 Total NZQA Credits  29 

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