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Certificate in Automotive Engineering


Qualification Certificate in Automotive Engineering
Level 2
Dates

February and July

Duration

One year full time

Location Invercargill
  James O'Connor
SIT’s automotive department is the best in the South Island - by a long shot.

Course Outline

Graduates of this programme will have the knowledge and skills required to enter the motor industry, and be able to employ safe working practices appropriate to the industry.  Graduates will be competent in a wide range of relevant industry skills.

Students will be trained in the skills and knowledge appropriate, as a first stage of training, that can lead to qualifications in automotive engineering, automotive heavy engineering, motorcycle engineering, automotive electrical engineering, outdoor power equipment servicing, automotive engine reconditioning, diesel fuel injection engineering or trailer boat systems engineering.  The programme has an emphasis on automotive engineering.

Course Content

All of the unit standards below are required:

 

229                 Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components

231                 Explain the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines

233                 Service an automotive battery

234                 Describe automotive starting and charging systems and their operation

235                 Describe automotive ignition systems and their operation

239                 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive manual transmissions

240                 Demonstrate knowledge of petrol fuel systems

242                 Change the fluid and bleed a brake hydraulic system

243                 Carry out basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine under supervision

244                 Disassemble and reassemble a four cylinder four stroke engine to a running state

249                 Carry out automotive industry personal workplace requirements

898                 Identify an automotive wiring diagram and translate infomration to a motor vehicle circuit

3856               Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries

3877               Demonstrate knowledge of protecting vehicle electronics in the motor industry

7118               Manage own learning programme

16113             Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop

21667             Demonstrate knowledge of testing automotive electrical circuits

21669             Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications

21670             Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry

21671             Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry

21672             Demonstrate knowledge of new and emerging technology in the motor industry

21673             Demonstrate knowledge of maintaining stock security in the motor and related industries

21674             Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the motor industry

21675             Demonstrate knowledge of automotive batteries

21676             Select test equipment and test an automotive electrical circuit

21677             Demonstrate knowledge of a diesel fuel system

21680             Demonstrate knowledge of automotive lubricants and sealants

21682             Demonstrate knowledge of an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

21685             Use an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

21686             Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems

21687             Demonstrate knowledge of basic tuning on a four stroke petrol engine

21688             Demonstrate knowledge of disassembling and reassembling a four stroke multi-cylinder engine

21689             Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake fluid, fluid replacement, and brake bleeding procedures

21692             Perform minor servicing tasks on a diesel fuel system

21707             Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical principles

21716             Select and apply lubricants and sealants for automotive and related industry applications

21717             Service automotive cooling systems

21720             Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle braking systems

21721             Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems

21857             Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand Motor Industry

21858             Demonstrate good work habits and perform safe work practices in the motor and related industries

21859             Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application

21869             Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry

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Career Opportunities

Graduates can begin an apprenticeship at year two (Level 3) in:

  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) (Level 3 and Level 4) with strands in Electrical and Electronics, Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Trailer Boat Systems
  • National Certificate in Automotive Engineering
  • National Certificate in Automotive Heavy Engineering
  • National Certificate in Motorcycle Engineering
  • National Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering
  • National Certificate in Outdoor Power Equipment Servicing
  • National Certificate in Automotive Engine Reconditioning
  • National Certificate in Diesel Fuel Injection Engineering
  • National Certificate in Trailer Boat Systems Engineering

 

This programme has been endorsed by the Automotive Advisory Committee (Invercargill) which represents the local industry.

Application Criteria

  • Three years secondary education preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 credits at NCEA level one in both mathematics and English required in the appropriate unit standards, or demonstrate competency in one of our entry level courses.
  • Desire to work in the automotive industry.
  • Mature students are welcome to apply.
  • For those students for whom English is not their first language an IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

Satisfactory Completion

Certificate in Automotive Engineering

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification Certificate in Automotive Engineering they must have: Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities.

 

Shown competence in the following scheduled modules, to a minimum of 120 credits:

Module      Unit standard/local module

CAE101     All unit standards

CAE102     All unit standards

CAE103     All unit standards

CAE104     All unit standards

CAE105     All unit standards

CAE106     All unit standards

CAE107     A minimum of 30 credits

 

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills (Level 2)) with Strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical

For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and to be eligible for award of the qualification National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills (Level 2) with Strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, they must have shown competence in the following scheduled modules, to a minimum of 80 credits, and upon application to NZQA:

Module      Unit standard/local module

CAE101     All unit standards

CAE102     All unit standards

CAE103     All unit standards

CAE104     All unit standards

CAE105     All unit standards

CAE106     A minimum of 7 credits from US231, 235, 239, 21677 and 21716




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