UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering comprises 120 credits.
A Class 1 full driver’s licence (or working towards) is recommended on entry to this programme.
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 engaging in UCOL directed work experience will need to complete programme course Automotive Workshop Safety beforehand.
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 have already been met.
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).
Please note that there are additional costs associated with the Certificate in Automotive Engineering:
- Steel cap boots $80 -$100
- Cotton, long-sleeved overalls $50
- A basic tool kit consisting of spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, hammer and socket set $150
The recommended text book is May, E., & Simpson, L. (2007) Automotive Mechanics (7th revised edition, volume 1). Australia: McGraw Hill