New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair & Automotive Refinishing (Level 3)

Programme details

Code NZ3008
Level 3
Credits 120
Duration 1 year
Domestic student fee $6,550* (per year)
IntakesFebruary
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
*Fees are applicable to study in 2017 and are indicative only; fees will vary depending on the courses selected, and/or course-related costs where applicable.
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Programme aim

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Gain the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work in collision repair component removers and refitters, and/or automotive refinishing preparers, under limited supervision or similar entry level roles in the collision repair or automotive refinishing industry.

Career opportunities

Collision repair component removers and refitters, and/or automotive refinishing preparers, or similar entry level roles in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3) students must pass a total of 120 credits, including:

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry
  • Apply fundamental collision repair knowledge to remove and replace vehicle components to assist with collision repair
  • Apply fundamental automotive refinishing knowledge to repair minor damage and prepare vehicle components for refinishing work.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations, and the following:

  • must complete a diagnostic assessment; and
  • must provide evidence of ability to complete the academic requirements of the programme

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Compulsory courses

Course details

AUTO.3121 Health, Safety and Tools
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to apply policies, procedures and regulations that ensure consistent safe and effective work practices when undertaking work in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry.
Level: 3 Credits: 15

AUTO.3122 Vehicle Exterior and Interior Components
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to select the appropriate tools, products and equipment to remove and replace interior, and exterior vehicle components, and store them according to company policies.
Level: 3 Credits: 20

AUTO.3123 Repair Minor Panel Damage
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to select and use the appropriate tools, products and equipment to repair minor panel damage on a motor vehicle, within the collision/and or refinishing industry.
Level: 3 Credits: 15

AUTO.3124 Light Engineering
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to perform a range of engineering task within a collision and/or refinishing repair environment.
Level: 3 Credits: 20

AUTO.3125 Prepare Vehicle Components for Refinishing
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to select and use the appropriate tools, products and equipment to prepare vehicle components for refinishing.
Level: 3 Credits: 15

AUTO.3126 Critical Vehicle Systems
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to select the appropriate tools, products and equipment to remove and the replacement of vehicle safety systems, electrical brake steering and suspension components to manufacturer recommendations.
Level: 3 Credits: 15

AUTO.3127 Assess for Appropriate Repair Procedure
The aim of this course is to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to select the appropriate tools, products and equipment to assess a vehicle for minor repairs.
Level: 3 Credits: 10

AUTO.3128 Cooling and Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning
The aim of this course is to provide students with the ability to identify and where necessary remove and replace HVAC and cooling systems components and store them according to recommended procedures
Level: 3 Credits: 10

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