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Waikato Trades Academy - Certificate in Education Achievement in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

About the programme

Rev up your employment opportunities by studying the NZ Motor Industry. This course will give you a fast track access to a range of ever changing and exciting automotive related careers.

The course includes an introduction to basic light vehicle servicing, protecting and diagnosing vehicle electronic system faults (using up-to-date testing equipment) with modern vehicles, braking system componentry diagnosis and service, fault identification and the repairing of modern vehicle wiring systems, battery testing and charging procedures, headlight adjustment and repairs. As well as working alongside out tech savvy tutors, you will also be required to gain work experience within the automotive trade, working alongside those already in this fantastic and futuristic industry.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and Technology

NCEA level: 3

Number of credits: 2​6

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am - 3pm) during the school term.

Duration of programme: 32 days

Location: Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Rd Hamilton

Entry criteria: To move on to year two you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one, and 100% of the available credits relating to your chosen year two module. Candidates who do not meet this may be accepted at the discretion of the WTA.

Further details:

You must enrol through your school. See your Careers Advisor.

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
233Service a lead acid battery922
21690Perform general service checks on a motor vehicle223
5742Protecting electronics when servicing or repairing a vehicle or machine in the motor industry532
24092Demonstrate knowledge of automotive lighting systems and headlamp adjustment232
24093Rectify simple vehicle lighting faults and adjust vehicle lamps233
898Identify a wiring diagram and translate information to a circuit in the motor and related industries433
24338Service bearings and seals in vehicles or equipment133
23818Demonstrate knowledge of braking system fault diagnosis and repair requirements for light vehicles133
4252Produce a targeted C.V.
10780Complete a work experience placement
 Total NZQA Credits  26