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New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2020 Semester 1: 17 February to 18 November

Duration:

One year full-time (three days per week class time, two days work experience)

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 120

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry
  • Apply fundamental collision repair knowledge to remove and replace vehicle components to assist with collision repair
  • Apply fundamental automotive refinishing knowledge to repair minor damage and prepare vehicle components for refinishing work

945 Remove and replace fixed and movable automotive glass

3856 Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries

5740 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle identification plates and specifications

5742 Protect electronics when servicing or repairing a vehicle or machine in the motor industry

5744 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle body construction, and the effect of impact on vehicles

5766 Demonstrate knowledge of motor vehicle safety systems and working on damaged systems

21684 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry

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

21693 Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the collision repair industry

21694 Mask a repair for priming; and prime, fill, and sand a repair in the motor body industry

21696 Apply finish coats of paint to a complete panel in the motor industry

21699 Prepare a painted surface and prepare bare metal for painting in the motor body industry

21700 Store and use hazardous materials in the motor and related industries

21701 Demonstrate knowledge of exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry
21702 Demonstrate knowledge of preparing a vehicle body surface for painting, and preparing bare metal

21705 Demonstrate knowledge of fillers, and filling and sanding a repair in the motor industry

21710 Fill and sand a repair in the motor industry

21711 Demonstrate knowledge of colours and finish coats in the motor industry

21714 Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the motor industry

21715 Select and use fastening systems in the motor industry
21718 Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor industry

23976 Demonstrate knowledge of a hydraulic jack and attachments in the motor industry

23977 Use and maintain a hydraulic jack and attachments in the motor industry

23984 Remove repair and replace damaged motor vehicle plastic bumpers

23988 Demonstrate knowledge of resistance spot welding process used in vehicle repairs

23989 Use and maintain a resistance spot welding plant in the motor industry

24002 Mask an area for two pack painting in the automotive refinishing industry

24004 Demonstrate knowledge of primers, fillers, and sealers in the automotive refinishing industry
24005 Use primers, fillers, and sealers, and prepare paint for top coats in the automotive refinishing industry

24008 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive spray guns, spraying and spray gun defects, and spray gun maintenance

24023 Demonstrate knowledge of methods of and precautions when removing paint from vehicle body panel surfaces

24024 Remove paint from vehicle panels

29574 Remove and replace motor body parts in collision repair industry

29576 Demonstrate knowledge of digital imaging requirements in the collision repair industry

29577 Demonstrate knowledge of removing and refitting automotive air conditioning, cooling and oil cooling system components

29579 Demonstrate knowledge of good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry

29580 Demonstrate good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry

30475 Demonstrate knowledge of motor industry engineering tasks

 

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 Direct material costs of $1370 (including GST)

International Fees can be found here

This qualification provides the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry with individuals who have attained the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as removers/refitters of vehicle components, and/or refinishing preparers.

The qualification is designed for people who are beginning their career in the industry.

Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision.

School Leavers

NCEA Level 2 (recommended), minimum 10 credits.

NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy, three years minimum secondary education and a desire to work in the Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing industry.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 2 or above in a related discipline, and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one's own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Language requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or achieved the required score in one of the following internationally recognised English Proficiency tests within the preceding two years:

  • IELTS General or Academic Score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test, pBT, Score of 500 with an essay score of 4 TWE
  • TOEFL Internet based test, iBT, Score of 35 with a writing score of 20
  • University of Cambridge English Examinations FCE or FCE for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 for each skill.
  • NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
  • Pearson Test of English, Academic, PToE Academic score of 36
  • City and Guilds IESOL B1 Achiever with a score of 43

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English and who are applying to Immigration New Zealand for their first New Zealand student visa must provide evidence of one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with NZQA rules below:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
  • Hold a bachelor's degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or
  • Have achieved the required score in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years.

To satisfactorily complete New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) and be awarded this qualification the student must have successfully: -

  • Achieved all of the graduate outcomes in the graduate profile showing competence to a minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3).
  • Completed required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • Completed a minimum of 120 hours approved work experience.

The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) full-time over 34 tutorial weeks or part-time over 2 years. 

Please note; students failing to attend for 80% of timetabled programme hours may forfeit zero fees entitlement.

3 days per week class time: Mon, Tues, Wed, 8.00am-4.30pm

2 days work experience

 

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