Engineering and Automotive

You will have the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills in the fields of either the Engineering or Automotive trades.

This will include Health and Safety, workshop practice, the chance to work on projects and how to use hand tools safely.

These Trade offer an insight into the techniques, range of work and both employment and further study opportunities.

You will also learn some beneficial communication skills, required to work within the Trades and how to present yourself for the industry.

 

Campus: Porirua
Cost:  Free
Days: There will be two cohorts taught across either Monday & Tuesday or Thursday & Friday
Hours: 9.00am – 2.30pm (half hour lunch) 
Equipment: Protective clothing and safety equipment is provided if appropriate 
Travel: This is provided free, subject to students meeting the MoE requirements 
Dates:  Tuesday 9 February – Tuesday 9 November 2021 (34 weeks) or Thursday 11 February – Friday 12 November 2021 (34 weeks) , normal school holidays apply 
Application:  Students must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Wellington region and be enrolled in the WTA by their secondary school 
Interview: Students may be requested to attend an interview with a family member or school representative

Qualification

NCEA Level 2 with credit towards Vocational Pathway award. 

Credits

On successful completion of this course, students will have gained 43 credits being 32 level 2 & 11 level 3. 

Learning Outcomes

A student successfully completing this strand will be able to:

  • apply engineering industry health and safety, including using and maintaining engineering measuring equipment and hand tools
  • describe the operation of two and four-stroke petrol and diesel engines
  • perform detailed service checks and brake servicing on motor vehicles
  • understand and apply automotive industry fundamentals, including automotive electrical testing, locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and components 
  • interchanging and balancing road wheels and basic motor body repair dismount and mount tyres from road wheels 

 

Assessment

Assessment is competency based against unit standard outcomes and related requirements.

Assessments will follow the processes required by NZQA and relevant industry requirements as outlined by the relevant Industry Training Organisation.

 

Students will be assessed against the following criteria: 

Course Title Title Credits Version

Automotive

Comprises the following unit standards: 

2

15

 
229      Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components 2 4 10
2387    Assemble mechanical components under supervision 2 2 7
30476    Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the motor industry 2 2 1
21679  Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry 2 2 2
21715  Select and use fastening systems in the motor industry  2 2 3
21722  Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry  2 2 1
21869  Remove and replace road wheels on a vehicle  2 1 4
       

Engineering Equipment and Tools

Comprises the following unit standards: 

2 12  
2395     Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the selection, use, and care of engineering hand tools 2 4 9
4435     Select, use, and care for engineering dimensional measuring equipment

 

2 3 8
4436    Select, use, and care for engineering marking-out equipment 2 3 7
21912  Apply safe working practices on an engineering worksite 2 2 3
       

Engineering Fundamentals

Comprises the following unit standards: 

3

2

11

5

 
30477     Demonstrate knowledge of petrol and diesel engines 3 4 1
30518     Bleed a hydraulic brake system 3 2 1
247      Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use  2 2 9
30558    Test and repair automotive electrical circuits 3 5 1
21690  Perform general servicing checks on a motor vehicle 2 3 2

Study Pathways

NZ Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) 

NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) – WelTec

NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) – Whitireia

NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) – WelTec

NZ Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3) –  Whitireia 

 *Subject to NZQA approval