Automotive Engineering Trades Level 2 (Youth Guarantee) Automotive Engineering Trades Level 2 (Youth Guarantee)

A-Z study guide
Welding - intro to automotive

ProgrammeFull time – 6 Months

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Qualification name

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

Programme code



February, July

Ara credits




Domestic Applications due

Received all year


Christchurch - Ensors Road, Timaru - July only

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Programme Content

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.

Programme Credits

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

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and are between 16 to 19 years old, you can apply to study regardless of the qualifications you've achieved at school.

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

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete:

  • An Admissions and Enrolment form

Application Documents

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:

  • National Certificate in Automotive Level 3 (NC1421)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication) Level 3 (CH3879)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Welding and Structural Steel) Level 3 (CH3941)
  • Certificate in General Engineering Level 3 (CH3962)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Body) (Collision Repair or Refinishing) Level 3
Unit / Achievement Standard Number Unit Standard Title Version No NZQF Credits Level 1 Credits Level 2 Credits Level 3 Credits