Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Introduction to Automotive and Engineering YG).xml Introduction to Automotive and Engineering

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ProgrammeFull time - 6 months

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Qualification name

Certificate in Foundation Studies Level 2 (Introduction to Automotive and Engineering) YG Please Enquire

Programme code



February, July

NZQF Credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students


Christchurch - Ensors Road

Vocational Pathways

Manufacturing & Technology

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Programme Content

Youth Guarantee programmes are a great way to learn practial skills and gain a qualification. You can apply for these options if you're 16 to 19 years of age and no longer at school, or if you're planning on leaving school.

Gain an insight into an exciting career in both the automotive and engineering trades.

Apply and gain hands on skills in MIG welding, Collision Repair, machine and hand tool operation, general engineering tasks, balance and fit road wheels.

You will be awarded the NZQF credits for this programme.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English isn't your first language, you may be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart or contact us for an assessment.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • A Youth Guarantee application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Further study can lead to employment in the engineering or automotive trades industries.

Study pathways

On completion of this programme you will have the opportunity to specialise in either Automotive Trades or Engineering. On successful completion of this programme you can continue with further study including:

  • National Certificate in Automotive Level 3 (NC1421)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) Level 3 (CH3879)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel) Level 3 (CH3941)
  • Certificate in General Engineering Level 3 (CH3962)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) (Collision Repair or Refinishing) Level 3
Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
15408 Describe motor vehicle safe motoring requirements and general locations of systems and components 5 4 4
21722 Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry 1 2 2
21869 Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry 2 1 1
21671 Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry 1 4 4
21670 Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry 2 3 3
247 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use 9 2 2
21694 Mask a repair for priming; and prime, fill, and sand a repair in the motor body industry 1 3 3
21693 Demonstrate knowledge of power tools and equipment used in the motor body industry 1 2 2
21710 Fill and sand a repair in the motor body industry 1 1 1
9677 Participate in a team or group which has an objective 8 3 3
21683 Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry 1 2 2
21684 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry 1 3 3
10781 Produce a plan for own future directions 4 3
21912 Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite 2 2 2
2679 Join metals using the torch brazing and soldering processes 6 6 6
22923 Demonstrate basic engineering workshop skills under close supervision 2 12 12
26551 Provide first aid for life threatening conditions 2 1 1
26552 Demonstrate knowledge of common first aid conditions and how to respond to them 3 1 1
22926 Demonstrate knowledge of safety procedures in a specific engineering workshop 2 2 2
12349 Demonstrate knowledge of time management 3 3 3