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Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

STARTS: February 2023
Sullivan Ave

Equip yourself with skills for a career in the automotive collision repair and refinishing industry.

The first six months of full-time study of this autobody qualification is designed to give you all the fundamental knowledge required to start work in the industry. This is achieved through a combination of the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on tasks similar to the daily tasks undertaken in the industry.

The programme covers workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry. It will also equip you with fundamental collision repair knowledge, enabling you to remove and replace vehicle components to assist with collision repair. You'll also gain automotive refinishing knowledge so that you can repair minor damage and prepare vehicle components for refinishing work.

Delivered via night classes and block courses, the second half of the programme is designed so you can complete it if you’re working as an apprentice. Please contact us for further information about Ara Managed Apprenticeships.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is a mix of full-time and part-time. You’ll study full-time for 17 weeks (accruing 60 credits), then part-time for 32 weeks (accruing the remaining 60 credits).

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$2,278 - $2,685 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022

This programme has open entry. English language requirements apply.

Be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.

  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?
  • You do not need to provide additional evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 5.0 Academic

  • 5.0 Listening
  • 5.0 Reading
  • 5.0 Writing
  • 5.0 Speaking

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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Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you'll be able to work in entry level roles in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry. Employment and apprenticeships in this field are readily available.

Study pathways

This qualification leads on the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-Structural Repair) Level 4 and the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Refinishing Level 4.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Maths

New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

FULL-TIME - 49 Weeks

Equip yourself with skills for a career in the automotive collision repair and refinishing industry.

Information
Type Certificate
Code NZ3008
Next Starts February 2023
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
International application close date NULL
Credits 120
Level 3
Additional Equipment/Fees NULL
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ3008-STRU

Fees for 2022

Domestic Fee
$2,278 - $2,685 per year
Indicative Student Services Fee
$324 per year
Valid To
December 31, 2022
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Additional Entry Requirements

Be physically able to undertake the practical components of the programme.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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