As UCOL becomes
Te Pūkenga on 1 January 2023, learners enrolling in a programme that is likely to continue into semester 1 2023 or starting in semester 1 2023 will become Te Pūkenga learners. They will receive their qualification from Te Pūkenga on completion.
This programme is aimed at people working, or intending to work in an advanced technical role within an electric vehicle automotive context. It has been designed for experienced automotive engineering technicians.
Previous study in related technology areas would be an advantage.
To successfully complete this programme, students need to be aware of the physical demands required for this career pathway.
Students need to supply their own steel cap boots, overalls, basic toolkit and external storage device.
Students need to be aware of the physical requirements for operating in a automotive environment and will be advised to put any special needs or requirements in writing and advise the Programme Leader before the programme begins.
We recommend you have a Class 1 licence achieved before completion of a programme leading to this qualification.
There are no work experience hours for this programme. The practical and work-based components are integrated through authentic work experience within the programme. Authentic work experience will occur in the automotive workshop where students are supervised.
Recognition of prior learning
Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
appropriate form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met. Applications will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the
UCOL Academic Statute and other relavant
policies and procedures.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you apply:
- National Student Number (NSN) (If you don't have a NSN, you may request one from NZQA, or you can supply a verified copy of your birth certificate, passport or Whakapapa statement.)
- Evidence of your highest level of academic achievement (and evidence of prior learning, if applicable)
- Evidence that you meet the entry requirements of the programme
- Check if you're eligible for additional support or a scholarship. If you're 19 years or younger, you may be eligible to enrol in one of our free Youth Transition programmes.
Note that you will need to provide any
verified documents in person, via post or email (not via the online application form).
This programme uses blended delivery – combining in person, online, and in-work learning. Please contact the programme leader for more details.