Qualification Overview

Qualification Title National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 2
Credits 80
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Automotive Engineering and Technology » Automotive Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and Technology » Motor Industry
Strategic Purpose Statement
This certificate is designed for school leavers interested in a career in the motor industry.

The qualification provides both generic and industry specific skills covering the range of work roles available in the motor industry. It demands a level of performance that will enable new recruits to the industry to be immediately productive.

The core compulsory section of the qualification covers the essential knowledge and skills required by the motor industry including work and study skills, knowledge of automotive administration, protection of vehicle electronics, knowledge of vehicle systems and components, and automotive workshop engineering skills.

The core elective section provides an opportunity for people to gain recognition for skills and knowledge in the areas of keyboarding, literacy, communication and customer service, problem solving, automotive electrical, and workshop engineering.

The elective strands cover a range of knowledge and skills particular to automotive electrical and mechanical roles and to collision repair roles in the motor industry.

This qualification prepares people for entry into further National Certificates in the motor industry. It shares some standards in common with other qualifications to provide multiple entry points for people to the industry. The Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO) publication, Career Prospectus, gives guidance on career pathways (contact MITO, details on page 11).
Graduate profile
Graduates of this programme will be prepared for further study in the motor industry, and graduates will have knowledge of work and study skills, automotive administration, protection of vehicle electronics, vehicle systems and automotive workshop engineering.
Education pathways
Further study within UCOL programmes.
Employment pathways
Apprenticeships in automotive engineering, panel beating, coach building, motor trimming, plastic repair and chassis repair, fabrication and realignmentTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
This programme is open entry, minimum entry for international students of IELTS (or equivalent) Level 5.0
Developed By MITO New Zealand Incorporated
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1252
Status Discontinued
Created August 2006
Last Reviewed November 2015
Last Date For Entry December 2017
Discontinued December 2019

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