Strand: Light Vehicle
Incorporates the following qualifications:
- City and Guilds Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)
- City and Guilds Advanced Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair (Light Vehicle)
- National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
- National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Level 3) & (Level 4)
The Certificate in Automotive Technology (Light) will provide you with the right mix of skills required to pursue a career in the industry. Develop your diagnostic skills working in our specialist Autotronics Lab and put the theory into practice on our fleet of vehicles undertaking actual repairs as you learn about engine systems, engine management and electrical and electronic components.
- Learn about automotive electronics
- Gain understanding of clutch and driveline systems
- Gain skills in vehicle maintenance
- Learn about ABS brake systems
- Apply skills in electrical and braking systems
- Gain real-world work experience
- Learn skills in automotive administration systems and customer service
- Work on internal combustion engines
- Learn how to tune engines
- Learn about transmission systems
- Carry out engine overhauls
- Learn how to carry out wheel alignment
- Gain skills in electronic fuel injection systems
- Learn basic engineering skills
- Gain experience in welding
To enter into this programme you will need 12 credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy or equivalent knowledge/experience. Applicants may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants are required to have a Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence (Minimum Restricted Licence). For level 3, if English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5 with no band score lower than 5, is required. For level 4, if English is your second language, a minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5, is required. If you are 20 years of age or older at the time you start your studies, you may apply to WelTec under special admission criteria. Please enrol early as these programmes are often over subscribed.
Further Study Options
On completion of the Certificate in Automotive Technology you may progress onto the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Technical) (Level 5) which is provided by the Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO). Students who select the Heavy Vehicle strand may go on to complete the National Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Heavy Engineering) (Level 4).
You may find work as an automotive engineer, automotive electrical engineer or an automotive diesel engineer.