Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Autobody) Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills)(Autobody)

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CertificateFull time - 23 weeks

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH3983

Domestic

$2,000 - $2,500

Starts

February, July

International

Please enquire

Credits

98

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

2

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road

Content

Advance your skills and knowledge in the repair and restoration of vehicle bodywork with this practical programme preparing you for a career in the automotive engineering, panel beating, spray painting, coach building and automotive restoration industries.

With our certificate you will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to begin a career in the automotive industry.

In this highly practical programme you will focus on automotive preventative maintenance, automotive maintenance, stock security, workshop engineering and welding while enhancing your study skills.

This programme also covers a range of motor industry subjects specific to automotive and collision repair. You will complete a minimum of 160 hours of work experience in the industry.

You must be able to work in a busy trades-related environment.

Programme structure

To complete this Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 98 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • This programme has open entry, but English language requirements apply.
Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • Current Class 1 Driver Licence.
English requirements
  • IELTS 6.0 General (no lower than 6.0 in speaking, 6.0
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international students are ineligible to enrol in this certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

On completion of this programme you will have developed the appropriate skills and knowledge required to start a career in the autobody, panel beating, spray painting, coach building and automotive restoration industries.

Future opportunities could be working on repairs of classic cars and light vehicles, or you could choose further specific studies and look at moving into mechanical repairs on heavy industrial vehicles for rural or civil contractors and mining companies

Study pathways

This certificate prepares you for entry into further National Certificates in the motor industry including the Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) Level 3. It shares some standards in common with other qualification to provide multiple entry points for people to the industry.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics

Level 2

Apply finish coats of paint to a complete panel in the motor body industry

AUET696
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of colours and finish coats in the motor body industry

AUET711
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the motor industry

AUET714
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of fillers and filling and sanding a repair in the motor body industry

AUET705
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor and related industries

AUET718
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of masking, primers and primer fillers in the motor body industry

AUET703
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of preparing a vehicle body surface for painting and preparing bare metal

AUET702
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of removing and replacing damaged bolted-on motor body panels

AUET704
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of repairing minor panel damage and shrinking a repair in the motor industry

AUET697
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of spray guns used in the motor body industry

AUET712
2.0 credits

Fill and sand a repair in the motor body industry

AUET710
1.0 credits

Mask a repair of priming; and prime, fill, and sand a repair in the motor body industry

AUET694
3.0 credits

Prepare a painted surface and prepare bare metal for painting in the motor industry

AUET699
3.0 credits

Remove and replace damaged bolted-on panels in the motor body industry

AUET709
2.0 credits

Remove and replace exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry

AUET698
3.0 credits

Repair minor damage, shrink, and metal finish a repair in the motor body industry

AUET695
3.0 credits

Use and maintain a suction feed spray gun in the motor body industry

AUET706
2.0 credits