- You must have completed the Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3) OR be able to demonstrate similar skills and knowledge.
- 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).
Where the number of applicants who meet the entry requirements exceed the number of available places, the following selection criteria will apply to find the more suitable applicants for places on the programme:
- Previous experience or currently working in bicycle service and repair
- Previous experience in allied industries
- A work or study history that shows reliability and dedication to work/study.
You will be advised of equipment requirements upon enrolment.
You will study
This programme has one common core course and then the choice between two different strands; Specialist Bicycle Design and Building OR Workplace Training Skills. You must complete the common core course and one of the strands to successfully achieve the Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4). The ratio of theory to practice is approximately 30%-70%.
|Common course – Bicycle Component System Diagnosis, Overhaul and Rebuilding||Level||Credit|
Demonstrate knowledge of diagnostic procedures
Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild bicycle steering systems
Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild bicycle suspension systems
|Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild bicycle drive train systems||4||6|
Diagnose, repair and rebuild bicycle frames
Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild braking systems
|Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild bicycle wheel and hub assemblies||4||6|
|EITHER complete strand one - Specialist Bicycle Design and Building||Level||Credit|
|Design and build specialist bicycle or components||4||16|
|OR complete strand two - Workplace Training Skills||Level||Credit|
|Deliver on-job training to adults||4||8|
|Use standards to assess candidate performance||4||5|
|Prepare candidates for assessment||4||3|
At the end of this programme, you will be able to:
- Diagnose, overhaul and rebuild bicycle system componentry
- Design and build specialist bicycles or componentry
- Deliver and assess on-job training.
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.