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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Composites (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 190
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology » Mechanical Engineering
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the marine and composite industries with people who are able to operate as composite technicians in the areas of manufacturing and repair.

This qualification is for people who are currently employed in a composite workplace or those who
wish to enter the composite industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a range of unsupervised trade level roles.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply health and safety practices to ensure own and others safety and minimise potential hazards and environmental risk in a composite workplace.
- Select and use a range of products, materials, hand and power tools, and plant equipment relevant to common tasks for manufacturing composite items.
- Apply a range of materials and systems to manufacture and repair composite items or products.
- Produce items or products by the application of techniques and processes in a composite workplace.
- Interpret source documentation to schedule workflow and to quantity survey for manufacturing and repair in a composite workplace.
- Apply and manage composite product quality systems in accordance with international industry standards.
- Communicate effectively with colleagues, management, and customers to complete project tasks within project timeframes.
- Manage self and organise others to contribute to a composite team project.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on from the:

· National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 2) [Ref: 0973];

· National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) [Ref:1039];

· New Zealand Certificate in Composites (Level 3) [Ref: 3055]; or

· New Zealand Certificate in and Fill and Fair Surfaces (Level 3) [Ref: 3056].

This qualification may lead to:

- New Zealand Certificate in Boat Building (Level 4) with strands in Alloy, Composite, Steel and

Wood [Ref: 3057];

- New Zealand Diploma in Composites (Level 6) [Ref: 3059];

- Other higher level qualifications in design and engineering.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation NZ Marine and Composites Industry Training Organisation
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3058
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review January 2027

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