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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 fast-track access to a range of ever-changing and exciting automotive-related careers.

The course includes an introduction to basic light vehicle servicing, identifying faults and replacing components such as braking systems, cooling systems, driveline, steering and suspension. This hands-on course would suit people who are looking to enter the motor industry and will provide an overall understanding of motor vehicles.

Vocational pathway:  Manufacturing and Technology

Programme code: WTA009

NCEA level: 3

Number of credits: 2​9

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

Duration of programme: 31 weeks

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton.

Entry criteria: To move on to year two, you will need to have completed 80% of the available credits in year one. 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 content 

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits
3856 Demonstrate knowledge of carrying out emergency procedures in the automotive and related industries1032
30434Service a vehicle or machine133
30568 Demonstrate knowledge of brake systems 134
30517 Service a brake system on a vehicle or machine 234
30518 Bleed a hydraulic brake system132
30566Demonstrate knowledge of steering and suspension systems132
30519 Service steering and suspension systems on a vehicle or machine134
30479 Service an automotive cooling system133
30480Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems and engine coolant132
30516 Replace driveline components 133
 Total NZQA Credits  29

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