Launch your career with UCOL’s Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint Level 3 (pre-apprenticeship) qualification and get your career started as a panel-beater or painter in the panel-beating and crash repair industry.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time or part-time study options
Dates:To be confirmed
Domestic Fees:*$5,978.96Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
This automotive course covers both panel beating and car painting training and will also provide you with a Level 2 National Certificate upon completion, thereby fast forwarding your automotive apprenticeship and helping you secure a job.
A wide variety of automotive industry service providers support our students with work experience and also provide employment opportunities such as:
Palmerston North: Panel and Paint Spray Room, Panel and Paint Tint Room, Panel and Paint Workshop
This programme has open entry, however a current and appropriate driver's license is recommended.
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, the following applies to international student applicants:
English Proficiency Entry RequirementsInternational student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS (or equivalent including TOEFL) score of 5 with no band score lower than 5. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (ie combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.
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.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
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 - $100Cotton, long-sleeved overalls $50
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.