National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) Level 4 National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) (Collision Repair or Refinishing) Level 4

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National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) (Collision Repair or Refinishing) Level 4

CertificatePart time - 18 months for Collision Repair Strand and part time - 1 year for Refinishing Strand

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

NC1414

Domestic

Advised on enrolment

Starts

Throughout the year

International

Please enquire

Credits

103

Course related costs

Please enquire

Level

4

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Ensors Road

Content

Advance your automotive skills with our comprehensive programme which covers all practical and administrative aspects of repair and refinishing.

This is a part time programme completed is while you work in the industry and has strands in Collision Repair and Refinishing.

You will gain an understanding of all practical and administrative aspects of repair and refinishing in such areas as problem solving techniques, surface preparation, undercoating and painting, using workshop and refinishing equipment, adhesive stripes, body corrosion and anti-corrosion, paint and colour defects, pearl, two pack and waterborne paint systems.

In addition, you will learn about collision repair and refinishing work, this includes removing, repairing, and replacing vehicle body interior components, vehicle safety systems, vehicle body construction and repair, repair of structural and non-structural damage, steering and suspension component replacement.

You will be also be able to perform general engineering and welding operations, carry out administrative duties, attend to customer enquiries and tasks related to estimating and costing repair jobs.

To successfully complete this programme you need to speak and understand English to a level that will ensure safe work instructions are able to be followed.

You will need to have good English and mathematics skills to assist with your understanding of theory and calculations.

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 103 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
  • You must have completed NC1413 National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) Level 3 with strands in Collision Repair and Refinishing prior to enrolling this programme.

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 may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

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 Admission and Enrolment 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 national certificate.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this National Certificate will be able to work in a collision repair or refinishing workshop as a qualified technician.

Study pathways

Completion of specialised training at Level 5 is also available leading to the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Advanced Technical) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics

Level 2

Carry out automotive industry personal workplace requirements

ARES249
5.0 credits

Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry

CRES671
4.0 credits

Demonstrate good work habits and perform safe working practices in the motor and related industries

CRES858
4.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry

CRES683
2.0 credits

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

ARES711
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the motor industry

CRES714
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the motor industry

ARES714
2.0 credits

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

CRES705
2.0 credits

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

ARES705
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry

CRES670
3.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications

CRES669
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications

ARES669
2.0 credits

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

CRES718
2.0 credits

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

ARES718
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of new and emerging technology in the motor industry

ARES672
5.0 credits

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

CRES702
2.0 credits

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

ARES702
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of protecting vehicle electronics in the motor industry

CRES877
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of protecting vehicle electronics in the motor industry

ARES877
2.0 credits

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

CRES704
2.0 credits

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

CRES697
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop

CRES113
2.0 credits

Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop

ARES113
2.0 credits

Fill and sand a repair in the motor body industry

ARES710
1.0 credits

Fill and sand a repair in the motor body industry

CRES710
1.0 credits

Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries

ARES856
2.0 credits

Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries

CRES856
2.0 credits

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

CRES699
3.0 credits

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

ARES699
3.0 credits

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

CRES709
2.0 credits

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

CRES698
3.0 credits

Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry

CRES869
1.0 credits

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

CRES695
3.0 credits

Select and use fastening systems in the motor industry

CRES715
2.0 credits

Select and use fastening systems in the motor industry

ARES715
2.0 credits

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application

CRES859
2.0 credits

Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application

ARES859
2.0 credits

Service an automotive battery

ARES233
2.0 credits

Use and maintain power tools and equipment in the motor body industry

CRES713
3.0 credits

Use and maintain power tools and equipment in the motor body industry

ARES713
3.0 credits