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Qualification Title 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
Qualification Type National Certificate
Level 4
Credits 97 - 138
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 4) with strands in Electrical and Electronics, Light Vehicle, Motorcycle, Outdoor Power Equipment, and Trailer Boat Systems [Ref: 1422] recognises the skills and knowledge required for people in roles within the automotive electrical and mechanical sector of the motor industry that involve diagnostic and complex repair work at an intermediate to advanced level.

The qualification includes a Core Compulsory and Core Elective section common to each of the five strands. This core covers knowledge and skills primarily in areas of customer interaction, such as booking in work, selling goods and services, completing quotations and estimates for jobs, warranties and guarantees, and participating in quality improvement objectives. The standards in the Compulsory section of each strand ensure that the candidate develops and applies knowledge and skills to more complex and unfamiliar jobs within their industry sector. The elective section of each strand 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 4 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 intermediate to advanced 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).

This qualification builds on the skills and knowledge developed in the National Certificate in 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], which is a prerequisite for the award of this qualification. Candidates may choose to progress to the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Advanced Technical) (Level 5) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair [Ref: 1143], the National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) [Ref: 0649] or the National Diploma in Business (Level 5) [Ref: 0783].
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Entry Requirements Not available
Education Organisation 10 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By MITO New Zealand Incorporated
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1422
Status Expiring
Created August 2008
Last Reviewed April 2016
Last Date For Entry December 2017
Expires December 2019
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