Otago Polytechnic

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Foundation Skills) (Level 1)

Location

Central or Dunedin

Delivery

On campus

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This programme has been designed to recognise the foundation skills and knowledge required for further training in the motor industry. It is only available for Year 11-13 Otago secondary school students to study through our Otago Secondary Tertiary College

This programme will: 

  • provide you with the opportunity to gain exposure to career opportunities in the automotive industry.
  • enable you to gain the knowledge and skills required for workplace calculations, automotive industry knowledge and safe work practices, literacy, and communication.
  • provide you with the chance to learn the automotive knowledge and skills required by industry in areas such as electrical and electronics, preventative maintenance, workshop engineering, engine repairs, and bodywork. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be prepared for any of the Level 2 provider-based, or Level 3 or 4 apprenticeship-based qualifications registered in the Motor Industry subfield. Some unit standards are common with these other qualifications to provide multiple entry points for you into the industry.  

More about Otago Secondary Tertiary College

Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is a training college which gives secondary school students a head start to achieving career-based qualifications while still at school. OSTC was previously known as the Trades Academy.

If you’re a Year 11-13 Otago secondary school student you may be able to combine study at Otago Polytechnic with studies towards your NCEA at school.

OSTC is a partnership between Otago Polytechnic and secondary schools in the Otago region. Through this college you will gain course credits from Otago Polytechnic.

Download the 2017 Otago Secondary Tertiary College Programme Guide.

We are perfect for students who:
  • Want an alternative to traditional secondary and tertiary education
  • Are looking for something hands-on, practical and relevant to an industry or profession
  • Want a qualification that gives you skills and strengths employers are looking for
  • Want to obtain NCEA credits for real-world career training.
Entry requirements
  • You must be a Year 11-13 secondary school student attending a high school anywhere in Otago
  • You must be motivated
  • You need to be keen to pursue a career pathway related to the programme
  • Your school must support your application
  • Ideally you should have achieved NCEA Level 1 including English and Maths or be working towards it (however exceptions may be made in some circumstances).

For more information and our Health and Safety rules, please download the OSTC brochure.

Funding information

In most instances, study at Otago Secondary-Tertiary College will be fully funded, with no cost to the student or secondary school. However, please note that Otago Secondary-Tertiary College is only funded for a limited number of places. Additional places may be offered, however your school will be charged a fee. Please clarify any costs with your school.

Course materials

You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots.

Course content

You must complete all of the standards listed below to successfully complete this course.

Id

Title

Level

Credit

7123

Demonstrate knowledge of problem solving and apply a problem solving technique to a problem

2

2

12349

Demonstrate time management

2

3

21857

Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand Motor Industry

1

2

16113

Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop

2

2

21858

Demonstrate good work habits and perform safe work practices in the motor and related industries

2

4

3501

Apply listening techniques

1

4

3503

Participate in a team or group to complete routine tasks

1

2

64

Perform calculations for the workplace

1

2

2989

Read and assess texts to gain knowledge

2

4

 

Id

Title

Level

Credit

248

Describe an apprenticeship employment agreement for the automotive and related industries

2

1

3856

Identify emergency procedures in the motor and related industries

2

2

15408

Describe motor vehicle safe motoring requirements and general locations of systems and components

1

4

21668

Demonstrate Knowledge of cleaning automotive components

2

2

21690

Perform general servicing checks on a motor vehicle

2

3

21869

Remove and replace road wheels in the motor industry

1

1

21691

Disassemble and reassemble a single cylinder or multi-cylinder four stroke engine under supervision

1

2

21698

Remove and replace exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry

2

3

21701

Demonstrate knowledge of exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry

2

2

Please note: Unit 21707: Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical principes (Level 2) will also be taught in a practical lesson but not assessed

Delivery

Most of the content will be taught and assessed in practical situations using project-based learning. Some of the theory will be able to be covered by your Technology Teacher at your School (if available) or through self-directed learning.

How to apply

Students and families should contact your schools career advisor in the first instance.

Contact Otago Polytechnic 

Our OSTC contact at Otago Polytechnic is:

Raewyn Paviour

Otago Secondary-Tertiary College Operations Manager

Central Otago campus 

021 735 856

Raewyn.paviour@op.ac.nz

To apply or for further information or enquiries, please email abeadmin@op.ac.nz or phone 0800 762 786. 

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.