Introduction to Automotive One Day Level 2 Introduction to Automotive One Day Level 2

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Introduction to Automotive One Day Level 2

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

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

Manufacturing and Technology Vocational Pathway (Automotive and Engineering) One Day Option DE Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru

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Programme Content

Experience automotive trades and gain hands-on skills.

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.

This varied course covers a wide range of skills used in the automotive industry and will help you decide which area you'd like to focus on. You'll learn how to prepare a vehicle or machine for shut down, explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines and how welding is used in the motor industry.

This programme is delivered one day per week (Christchurch Fridays 9:00am - 3:00pm) (Timaru Thursdays or 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.

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.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • 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.

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

Application Documents

Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits
21722 Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry 1 2 2
29580 Demonstrate good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry 2 4 4
30478 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive lubricants 1 2 2
30476 Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the motor industry 1 2 2
30572 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle or machine batteries 1 3 3
21857 Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand motor industry 3 2 2
247 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use 9 2 2
19636 Remove and install vehicle engine exterior components 3 2 2
21869 Remove and replace road wheels 4 1 1
21859 Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application 1 2 2
30434 Service a vehicle or machine 1 3 3
30556 Service an automotive battery 1 3 3
24338 Service bearings and seals in vehicles or equipment 1 3 3