Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Agriculture Engineering).xml Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Agriculture Engineering)

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Introduction to Introduction to Agriculture Engineering

ProgrammePart-time, 1 year (while still at school)

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Introduction to Agriculture Engineering) Advised on enrolment

Programme code




Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

This programme is not available to international students



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Programme Content

Learn the basics of maintaining and repairing farm machinery

This course covers a combination of basic automotive, engineering and welding skills to start you on the road to being confident in a general workshop.

During the course you'll get some experience on repair and maintenance on small engines and plant. You'll also learn to weld and grasp some basic engineering skills.

This programme is delivered one day per week (Thursdays).

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 be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at secondary school. You must also be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or hold a visa which allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.
    Some programmes require a minimum age of 16. Please enquire.

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 course please complete:

  • An application form

Application Documents

Career opportunities

Study pathways

This programme could lead onto the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery, and Infrastructure), New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems), the Certificate in Automotive Heavy Engineering, the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering), or the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 3.

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
497 Demonstrate knowledge of workplace health and safety requirements 8 3 3
21691 Disassemble and reassemble a single cylinder or multi-cylinder four stroke engine under supervision 2 2 2
21671 Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry 3 4 4
21907 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding procedures under supervision 2 3 3
21670 Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry 3 3 3
21669 Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications 3 2 2
24276 Demonstrate knowledge of manual starting systems used on small engines 1 1 1
21911 Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites 2 2 2
231 Explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines 10 4 4
940 Inspect and rectify governor faults on a small engine 5 2 2
21690 Perform general servicing checks on a motor vehicle 2 3 3
247 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use 9 2 2
21859 Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application 1 2 2
21913 Shift loads in engineering installation, maintenance, and fabrication work 3 2 2