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Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Level 2)

About the programme

In this hands-on practical course, you will gain entry-level skills by completing 16 weeks of electrical and automotive modules where you dismantle large and small engines, with a further 16 weeks in mechanical engineering, where you will build a project. Personal protective gear will be provided.

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
  • Ōtorohanga Workshop, 39 Phillips Avenue, Ōtorohanga

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 components1124TC00229
940Inspect and rectify governor faults on a small engine622TC00940
21688Demonstrate knowledge of disassembling and reassembling a four stroke multi-cylinder engine423TC21688
21718Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor and related industries222TE21718
30514Carry out minor servicing tasks on an ignition system122TC30514
02395Select, use, and care for, engineering hand tools924TE02395B
21911Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites322T21911
29730Apply good work practices when performing basic fabrication operations under supervision226TC29730
15849Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work622TE15849
5922Use cutting tools and machines in the performance of electrical installation and maintenance722TC5922
 Total NZQA Credits  29 

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