- You must have completed a minimum of ten years of formal schooling.
- International students must be at least 18 years of age.
- If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, with no band score less than 5.0.
You must supply certified proofs of identity, academic records and proof of residency (where appropriate).
Further study options
Upon completion of the Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3), you may choose to advance your learning with our Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4). The Level 4 programme will run in 2016 (subject to minimum numbers).
2017 programme schedule
Two weeks: Distance learning (theory/online study)
Two weeks: Practical Block Course One in Cromwell (Learning and assessment for Frames, Tyres, Hubs and Brakes)
Three weeks: Distance learning (theory/online study)
Two weeks: Practical Block Course Two in Cromwell (Learning and assessment for Steering, Drive Train and Suspension)
Mid-semester break. Start work on assignments (distance/online)
Six weeks: Work experience and assignments (Professional workshop/distance/online)
Two weeks: Completion and collation of all outstanding assignments
End of programme
You will study
The full Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3) is compiled of five individual courses. You must complete all of the courses successfully to achieve the Certificate. We also take enrolments for the practical block courses in isolation if you are just after a ‘taster’ or do not wish to commit to the full certificate programme initially.
|BML3-01||Demonstrate knowledge for bicycle repairs||2||6|
|BML3-02||Understanding employers and enhancing opportunities||3||8|
|BML3-03||Adjust bicycles and fit accessories||2||3|
|BML3-03||Use equipment in bicycle workshop||2||3|
|BML3-04 Practical Block 1||Operate in a bicycle service workshop||3||6|
|BML3-04 Practical Block 1||Service and repair bicycle steering systems||3||5|
|BML3-04 Practical Block 1||Service and repair bicycle suspension systems||3||5|
|BML3-04 Practical Block 1||Service and repair bicycle drive train systems||3||5|
|BML3-05 Practical Block 2||Service and repair bicycle frames||3||5|
|BML3-05 Practical Block 2||Service and repair bicycle braking systems||3||5|
|BML3-05 Practical Block 2||Service and repair bicycle tyres, wheels and hub assemblies||3||5|
|BML3-05 Practical Block 2||Identify and use service and repair documentation||3||4|
Upon completion of the full Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3) you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of bicycle componentry
- Assemble and adjust a large variety bicycles and accessories
- Perform servicing and basic repairs to all bicycle systems.
For further information or to discuss the options available call 0800 765 9276 to speak to a staff member at the Central Campus.
All tooling, bicycles, parts and consumables are provided during the practical block courses. A computer and internet connection will be required for the online theoretical component. Those who enrol in the full Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3) will receive a course text book.
If the number of applicants who meet the entry requirements exceeds the number of available places, a selection process based on your work or study history that shows reliability and dedication to work/study will be used to identify those applicants more suitable for places on the programme.
Student loans and allowances
Student loans and allowances are for domestic students only. For information about student loans and allowances please visit the Studylink website.
It is important to apply for your student loan/allowance at the same time as you apply for this programme, due to the length of time Studylink take to process. Loan/allowance applications can be cancelled at any time if you decide to withdraw your programme application or if it is unsuccessful.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, enquire about our recognition of prior learning process at Capable NZ. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification.
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.