Automotive Brake, Transmission & Steering Systems

    Course details

    • Code: AUTO.4114
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Automotive
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January, June
Intakes information

Whakatane intake: January Only

LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Taupo, Whakatane

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to diagnose and rectify faults in automotive brakes, wheel balancing, transmissions, suspension and steering systems.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Assess vehicle braking systems.
  2. Diagnose and repair brake system faults.
  3. Assess vehicle steering and suspension systems.
  4. Understand the theoretical concepts of automotive manual transmissions.
  5. Understand interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry.
  6. Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry.
  7. Balance wheels of a vehicle in the motor industry.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake fluid, fluid replacement, and brake bleeding procedures.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

TitleCodeLevelCredits
Demonstrate knowledge of automotive manual transmissions23922
Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry2167922
Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake fluid, fluid replacement, and brake bleeding procedures2168922
Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle braking systems2172022
Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems2172122
Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry2172222
Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry2186911

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017