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Automotive Engineering Trades (Youth Guarantee)

Take the first steps towards a career in the automotive industry or engineering trades.

Youth Guarantee programmes are FREE* and a great way to learn practical 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 you're planning on leaving school.

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

*Funding availability dependent.

You’ll receive Ara Credits for this programme. Ara credits are tertiary study credits that can be used to enter further study at tertiary level in New Zealand.

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Fees advised on Enrolment

If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study if you have left school or are intending to leave school & you have not achieved the equivalent level NCEA qualification at school

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

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:

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering Level 3 (NZ3097), New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (NZ2715), New Zealand Certificate in Autobody (NZ3008)

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Introduction to Automotive and Engineering

FULL-TIME - 19 Weeks

Take the first steps towards a career in the automotive industry or engineering trades.

Type Youth Guarantee
Code NZ2862
Ara Credits 60
Level 2
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference NZ2862-AUTY
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Credit Recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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