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New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) (Light)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Certificate

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected June 2022

Campus

SIT Christchurch Campus

Summary

If you want to get into the Automotive Industry as a Mechanic, then the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) Light is for you.

This pre-apprenticeship qualification will prepare you for the industry and teach you all the automotive engineering fundamentals that you will need to know. Hands-on practical workshops and work experience placements are an essential part of this course.

You will learn how to:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop
  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine, and driveline systems
  • Check operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension and brake systems.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides the automotive industry with individuals who can service general automotive systems, and is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. Graduates of this programme will be able to work under limited supervision.

SIT has some of the best automotive facilities in the country and great relationships with local employers. This course has been endorsed by the MITO and the Automotive Advisory Committee (Invercargill) which represents the local industry.

Why complete a pre-trade course?

When you complete a pre-trade course you receive an industry recognised qualification that can set you on your way to an apprenticeship in your chosen field.

Satisfactory Completion

The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) full time over 34 tutorial weeks.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully:

  • Achieve all the graduate outcomes in the graduate profile showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3).
  • Complete required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • Complete a minimum of 136 hours of approved work experience

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