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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, 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.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and technology

Programme code: VP0019

NCEA level: 3

Number of credits: 2​6

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

Duration of programme: 32 weeks

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

Entry criteria: To move on to Year 2 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 content 

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
5742Protecting electronics when servicing or repairing a vehicle or machine in the motor industry532TE05742
898Identify a wiring diagram and translate information to a circuit in the motor and related industries
30556Service an automotive battery133TC30556
30517Service a brake system on a vehicle or machine
30518Bleed a hydraulic brake system132TC30518
30890DKO equipment used to test engine mechanical condition132TC30890
15446Remove and replace a light vehicle engine cam belt
24409Prepare and overhaul hydraulic braking system components from light vehicles
30480Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems and engine coolant132TC30480
30434Service a vehicle or machine133TC30434
 Total NZQA Credits  26 

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