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Programme9 weeks - two hours per week - Thursdays

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Qualification name

Car Club Please enquire

Programme code



Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

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Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru

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Programme Content

Get a hands-on introduction to the automotive industry.

This after school course is designed to provide you with practical experience in automotive engineering. The course is intended to support decision making about what it would be like to study with a tertiary provider in a practical setting. You will gain skills and knowledge to help you decide whether a future career in the automotive industry is for you.

You will:

  • Learn how to perform tasks in a safe manner in an automotive workshop
  • You will gain a general understanding of basic vehicle servicing and the principles of a four stroke engine.

Programme Credits

NZQF credits in the table below are awarded to you on completion of this programme. These credits contribute to achieving your NCEA qualification. In some instances you may also receive Ara credits. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand. Please note the number of Ara and NZQF credits are unrelated and may be different.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • To enrol you must 16 years or over and be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school. If you are currently enrolled at a high school you will need to provide Approval of Enrolment from your school Principal.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills as listed below or 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.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

The automotive industry offers a diverse range of career options including work as a mechanic, automotive technician or collision repair specialist (panel beater, refinisher).

Study pathways

Further skills can be gained with STAR and Gateway options as well as the Canterbury Tertiary College one or two day Introduction to Automotive and Engineering Trades programmes in 2017. Further study could include the Certificate in Automotive Engineering - Collision Repair, or Light Vehicle Automotive.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
3483 Fill in a form 6 2 2