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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Composites (Level 3)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 130
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 composite industry with people who have a basic knowledge, understanding, and practical ability in composites.

This qualification is for people entering or wishing to enter the composites industry.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in a range of supervised entry level composite roles.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply health and safety practices to ensure own safety and minimise potential hazards and environmental risk in a composite work place environment.
- Select and use a range of hand and power tools, simple plant and equipment relevant to common tasks in a composite industry.
- Follow standard processes or operating procedures to complete common construction and repair tasks in a composite work place environment.
- Apply knowledge of composite physical properties and composite technology relevant to common composite tasks.
- Apply knowledge of drawing and specifications to carry out measurements and calculation to determine material requirements, and cost of those materials for common composite tasks.
- Apply composites specific industry knowledge and terminology to communicate effectively; and behave in a professional manner with colleagues, managers, suppliers, and customers.
Education pathways
This qualification may build on from:

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

- National Certificate of Educational Achievement (Level 3) [Ref: 1039].

This qualification may lead to:

- New Zealand Certificate in Composites (Level 4) [Ref: 3058]

- New Zealand Certificate in Boatbuilding (Level 4) [Ref: 3057]
Employment pathways
Graduates will be able to work in a range of supervised roles in the marine or composite industry, including:

- junior composite technician

- composite technician

- composite boat building

- composite spar making apprentice

- composite sail making apprentice

- technical sales representatives in the composite industry.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3055
Status Current
Created December 2015
Next Review January 2027
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