Otago Polytechnic

OSTC Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Location

Cromwell

Delivery

Two days a week for the school year. 

Are you serious about a career in the automotive industry?  

This course is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry. You will gain the generic and industry specific skills you need to work in a range of roles in the automotive industry. Upon successful completion, you will graduate as a work-ready, highly competent individual who will be able to hit the ground running from day one. 

This course continues on from the OSTC  Automotive level 2 course.  You will need to have completed it to apply for this course.  Exceptions to will only be made for students with extensive experience of the automotive industry, and with the permission of the course tutor.  

For more information about OSTC, visit www.op.ac.nz/ostc  

 

What will I do?

You will work in the Automotive workshop repairing and servicing cars. The things you will learn about, and repair include:

  • electrical components of a car
  • car wiring
  • brakes
  • car tyres of various types
  • car lighting

You learn various welding techniques, including gas, MIG and arc welding. You will also service cars and carry out many of the common operations of a commercial garage.   

What could I do next?

You could apply for an Automotive Engineering Apprenticeship or other Level 3 Engineering programme.  

Where could this take me?

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Mechanic
  • Marine engineer
  • Hydraulic engineer
  • Car sales
  • Rental Franchise 

Unit standards covered in this course

Unit Standard

OSTC Automotive Engineering

Credits

level

Version

244

Disassemble and reassemble a four stroke multi-cylinder engine to a running state

6

2

-

21685

Use an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry

3

2

-

23992

Use a gas metal arc welding (GMAW) plant in the motor and related industries

3

3

-

21684

Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry

3

3

-

5742

Protect electronics when servicing or repairing a vehicle or machine in the motor industry

2

3

-

24093

Rectify simple vehicle lighting faults, and adjust vehicle lamps

3

3

-

24106

Carry out automotive wiring repairs and replace a wiring circuit

2

3

-

15406

Carry out general service checks in the motor industry

2

3

-

23943

Demonstrate knowledge of flat towing a light vehicle

1

3

-

5466

Remove and replace light vehicle brake pads and shoes

2

3

-

912

Remove, repair, and replace vehicle body interior components

2

3  
24458

Prepare to repair, and repair punctures in tubes and tubeless tyres on light vehicles

5

3  
24457

Demonstrate knowledge of light vehicle tyres and wheels

4

3  
 

Total 

29

   

We are doing our best to ensure that this information is accurate.  However, there may be some content changes to our programmes, and all our programmes will run subject to demand and capacity. 

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.