10750 New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3) (Heavy) - Invercargill

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

12 February to 1 November 2018

Duration:

One year full time (3 days in class, 1 to 2 days work experience)

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 120

Graduates will be able to:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop.
  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks.
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine, and driveline systems.
  • Check operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems.
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension and brake systems.

AEC300 Automotive Workplace Requirements 

AEC310  Workshop Engineering, Hand and Power Tools

AEC320 Engine Principles and Service Requirements

AEC321 Engine Tuning, Disassembly, Inspection and Reassembly 

AEC322 Vehicle Clutches, Transmissions and Final Drives

AEC330 Automotive Electrical Principles

AEC331 Automotive Batteries, Starting and Charging Systems

AEC332 Automotive lighting and wiring systems

AEC333 Automotive Electronics and HVAC

AEC340  Vehicle Braking Systems

AEC341 Vehicle Suspension and Steering Systems

AEC342 Wheels and Tyres

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2018 Direct material costs are $1443 (including GST)

International Fees can be found here.

This qualification provides the automotive industry with individuals who can service general automotive systems, and is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. Graduates of this programme will be able to work under limited supervision.

SIT has some of the best automotive facilities in the country and great relationships with local employers. This course has been endorsed by the MITO and the Automotive Advisory Committee (Invercargill) which represents the local industry.

Why complete a pre-trade course?

When you complete a pre-trade course you receive an industry recognised qualification that can set you on your way to an apprenticeship in your chosen field.

Applicants under 20 years:

  • Four years’ minimum secondary education
  • Attained NCEA Level 2
  • Desire to work in the automotive industry
  • Recommended as a co-requisite: Class 1 full drivers licence

Applicants over 20 years:

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 3 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 Operations 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 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 passed an NZQA approved English Language Assessment, or 1 of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:

New Zealand Certificate Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

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

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

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully:

  • Achieve all 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 Automotive Engineering (Level 3).
  • Complete required practical and theoretical course work and assignments.
  • Complete a minimum of 136 hours of approved work experience

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

Semester 1: 3 days per week class time: Mon, Tues, Wed, 8.00am-5.00pm. 1 to 2 days work experience.

Students are also required to undertake at least one full day a week work experience with a recognised automotive technician or similar who will delegate you various tasks and help SIT assess your progress. There is no expectation upon the employer to offer paid employment for this period, although this can be a confidential agreement between employer and student. You are encouraged to find your own work experience with a suitable company in the sector of the industry that interests you most.

In addition to the above, students will be required to complete regular homework.

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