UCOL's Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint comprises 120 credits.
An ability to work with one’s hands or the completion of study in related materials technology areas would be an advantage.
It is recommended that prospective students have met the literacy and numeracy requirements of NCEA Level 1 or equivalent.
To successfully complete this programme, students need to be aware of the physical demands required for this career pathway. Students must supply their own equipment as specified in the ‘Resources’ section of the courses in this curriculum and/or in the Student Handbook.
This qualification has an embedded award, the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2), (Collision Repair strand).
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
Recognition of Prior Learning Form
where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course or unit standards have already been met.
It will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
- 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.
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint:
Steel cap boots $80 - $100
Cotton, long-sleeved overalls $50