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Introduction to Automotive and Engineering Trades Two Day (Dual Enrolment)

Explore automotive and engineering while gaining a foundation of knowledge for further study.

Dual Enrolment programmes are FREE if you're in Years 11, 12 or 13 and a great way to earn NCEA credits and get a feel for tertiary study, while you’re still at school.

Gain an introduction to the automotive and engineering trades through hands-on experience in a range of skills including welding, collision repair, machine and hand tool operation, general engineering tasks and basic automotive servicing skills. This programme will enable you to make an informed decision about your future study and career pathways.

This programme is delivered two days per week (Thursdays and Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm).

*Places are limited and funding is dependent on availability. Some courses may incur costs, depending on the learner's eligibility.

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Fees may apply for International Students

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.

Unit Standard Title Version Number NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits Level 4 Credits
29730 Apply good work practices when performing basic fabrication operations under supervision 2 6 6
29673 Apply good work practices when performing basic mechanical engineering machining operations under supervision 1 6 6
29650 Demonstrate knowledge of the safe use of powered equipment in a mechanical engineering or fabrication workshop 1 2 2
29670 Demonstrate knowledge of fabrication machinery, materials, and processes 1 3 3
29671 Demonstrate knowledge of machining equipment, tools, and principles 1 3 3
29580 Demonstrate good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry 2 4 4
21857 Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand motor industry 3 2 2
21713 Use and maintain power tools and equipment in the motor body industry 1 3 3
4435 Select, use, and care for engineering dimensional measuring equipment 8 3 3
21684 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry 2 3 3
21694 Mask a repair for priming; and prime, fill, and sand a repair in the motor body industry 1 3 3
21696 Apply finish coats of paint to a complete panel in the motor industry 2 2 2
21710 Fill and sand a repair in the motor industry 2 1 1
21722 Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry 1 2 2
21859 Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application 1 2 2
21907 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe welding principles and quality assurance under supervision 3 4 4
21911 Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites 3 2 2
4436 Select, use, and care for engineering marking-out equipment 7 3 3
399 Detail and groom a vehicle 5 4 4
21869 Remove and refit road wheels on a vehicle 5 1 1
30570 Demonstrate knowledge of welding in the motor industry 1 3 3
Total: 62 55 7

To enrol you must be in Year 11, 12 or 13 at a secondary school and a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa that allows you to be enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school.

If you are interested in enrolling in a Dual Enrolment course, you should first talk to your secondary school or with Ara.

As different programmes are offered, entry requirements, application, and interview processes (including selection criteria) may vary

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Automotive & Engineering) Two Day DE

PART-TIME - 1 Year

Explore automotive and engineering while gaining a foundation of knowledge for further study.

Type Dual Enrolment
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 62
Level 2
Additional Equipment/Fees Fees may apply to international students
May allow Dual Enrolment Yes
Available Part time Yes
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NCEP2T-AETD

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