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Qualification Title National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) (Level 3) with strands in Electrical and Electronics, Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Trailer Boat Systems
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 3
Credits 168 - 268
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Automotive Engineering and Technology » Vehicle Mechanics
  • Engineering and Technology » Motor Industry
Strategic Purpose Statement
The National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) (Level 3) with strands in Electrical and Electronics, Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Trailer Boat Systems [Ref: 1421] recognises the skills and knowledge required for people in roles within the automotive electrical and mechanical sector of the motor industry that involve general vehicle or equipment repair and service work at an introductory to intermediate level.

The qualification includes a Core Compulsory and Core Elective section common to each of the five strands. This core covers knowledge and skills in generic areas such as health and safety, communication, customer service, and self management, as well as industry specific knowledge and skills including: quality control and industry standards; legislation, tools and equipment used in the industry; new and emerging technology; business responsibilities towards customers; stock security in the workplace; and basic automotive electrics and electronics, fuel systems and exhausts, and engines. Each strand comprises a set of compulsory standards, which reflect the specific requirements of each of the automotive electrical and mechanical industry sectors, and an elective section that allows candidates to add further skills that are relevant to their position and/or specific workplace requirements.

In order to recognise a minimum and consistent set of fundamental competencies across all roles in all qualifications at each level, a common set of standards appear consistently across the core sections in all of the Level 3 qualifications in the Motor Industry subfield. This structure has been modelled on the Qualifications Roadmap (the motor industry career pathway document), which allows a candidate to move more easily between strands of qualifications in similar areas and to transfer skills from this qualification to other motor industry qualifications.

The qualification strands recognise the competencies required to work in a range of automotive electrical and mechanical workplaces in:
. electrical and electronics roles involved in the overall servicing and repair of electric and electronic components used on all vehicles, equipment and machines
. light vehicle roles involved in the overall servicing and repair of all aspects of the operation of light vehicles and light vehicle components (see below regarding comparison to Underbody and General Service strand)
. motorcycle roles involved in the overall servicing and repair of all aspects of the operation of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles and their associated components
. outdoor power equipment roles in the overall servicing and repair of electric and petrol powered equipment such as lawnmowers (ride-on and walk-behind types), chainsaws, weed eaters, brush cutters and trimmers, power cutters, and any other outdoor powered equipment which operates a small engine (both hand-held or ride-on)
. trailer boat systems roles involved in the installation, and overall servicing and repair of engines and engine components on trailer boats.

This qualification is one of a suite of qualifications developed at the introductory to intermediate level for the motor industry. The qualifications in this suite are grouped to reflect the industry recognised sector subsets of: automotive body, automotive electrical and mechanical engineering, automotive heavy engineering, automotive specialist engineering, and vehicle servicing. In most cases these subsets are also divided into two levels to provide clearer entry points to and exit points from training.

People wishing to obtain information on career pathways, should contact the NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation (Incorporated) (see contact details below).

While they are not considered prerequisite qualifications to this qualification, candidates may follow on from the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Foundation Skills) (Level 1) [Ref: 1222] or the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair [Ref: 1252], as a number of standards are common to both qualifications. This qualification prepares people and is a prerequisite for the award of the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) (Level 4) with strands in Electrical and Electronics, Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Trailer Boat Systems [Ref: 1422].

There is significant overlap in the competencies required in the Light Vehicle strand of this qualification with the Underbody and General Service strand of the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Vehicle Servicing) with strands in Brake and Clutch, Exhaust Systems, Radiator Repair, Steering and Suspension, Tyres, Underbody and General Service, and Vehicle Security, with an optional strand in Heavy Vehicle Steering and Suspension [Ref: 1420] as these qualifications are intended for different target audiences. The Underbody and General Service strand is applicable to candidates employed in smaller, generally non-franchise, workshops where a lesser scope of work is able to be undertaken in the workshop, and more complex or specialist work is outsourced to larger or more specialist workshops. The Light Vehicle strand is applicable to candidates employed in workshops that have the expertise and equipment required to undertake a wider scope of work, and the workshop will therefore be able to complete the requirements of most jobs without the need to outsource. As a result of this candidates could logically progress from the Underbody and General Service strand into the Light Vehicle strand as their career develops, but the opposite would neither be logical nor beneficial.
Graduate profile
Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive: National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand; First Aid Certificate.
Education pathways
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Pathways
National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) Light Vehicle Strand (Level 4)
Employment pathways
Automotive repair technicianTo find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria: Successful completion of the Certificate in Automotive Technology (Vehicle Servicing) Level 2. The Polytechnic will consider students for special admission who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme but who, in the opinion of the Programme Co-ordinator, are capable of achieving the programme outcomes
Education Organisation 11 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By MITO New Zealand Incorporated
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1421
Status Expiring
Created August 2008
Last Reviewed December 2017
Last Date For Entry December 2017
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