Introduction to Agriculture Automotive and Engineering Level 2 Introduction to Agriculture Automotive and Engineering Level 2

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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) Fees may apply to international students

Programme code




NZQF credits




Applications due

Received all year



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Programme Content

Learn the basics of maintaining and repairing farm machinery

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 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 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

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 3 4 4
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 3 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