Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills - Automotive and Engineering
Domestic tuition $0 per year
NZQF Level 2

About the course

The New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills – Automotive and Engineering is aimed at preparing you for further study in the automotive and/or engineering industry. Trades people are always in demand, so why not kick-start a trades career with this project-based programme or prepare yourself for further study in automotive and/or engineering industry as you explore, negotiate, interpret and deliver quality outcomes.

The NZ Certificate in Foundation Skills – Automotive and Engineering [Level 2] consists of four courses. These are practical and hands-on but will include some theory so that you develop knowledge as well as skills.

During the practicals you will learn the skills that are needed to carry out real workplace tasks.

Your study pathway could progress onto: Entry level trade pre-apprentice programmes – NZ Certificate in Mechanical Engineering [Level 3] or NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering [Level 3].

This programme consists of four courses.  These are practical and hands-on but will include some theory so that you develop knowledge as well as skills.

During the practical’s you will learn the skills that are needed to carry out real workplace tasks.

At the end of the programme students will be able to:

  • Effectively use automotive hand tools.
  • Carry out basic automotive maintenance
  • Weld safely using several methods
  • Use engineering hand tools safely
  • Read and understand job sheets/job cards.
  • Communicate job requirements (in both written and verbal formats).
  • Listen and follow instructions.
  • Read and interpret specifications (manuals, DVDs, manufacturers website).
  • Record daily work activities.
  • Measure and calculate materials required for projects. 

You are welcome to make an appointment to talk to a teaching staff member about this programme and to have a tour of the Trades workshops.

Come in and have a chat about your study options with the staff at our Hawke’s Bay campus Or, simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Entry requirements

ENTRY CRITERIA

A personal interview is part of the application process. We want to talk with you to make sure this is the right programme for your needs.

Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

A minimum three years secondary education; OR
Demonstrated commitment to learning.

English language entry requirement

Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study in English, completion of a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3), approved scores on IELTS tests (5.5 Academic with no band score lower than 5.5), completion of accepted international equivalents, or completion of an EIT Hawke’s Bay assessment.

About the provider

The Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) offers you over 160 qualifications from certificate and diploma, to degree and postgraduate level at campuses in Hawke's Bay, Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and Auckland.

Or learn at one of our Regional Learning Centres situated in Hastings, Maraenui, Ruatoria, Waipukurau and Wairoa.

EIT Hawke's Bay is one of New Zealand's most attractive campuses with superb architecture and shaded outdoor areas for study on warm days. EIT Tairāwhiti two campuses are located in the heart of Gisborne, near the Taruheru River, and you can get more central than EIT Auckland location on Queen Street!

When you choose to study at EIT you'll get the kind of experiences that will help you gain the knowledge and skills to get ahead, whether you want to break into your chosen career or change direction in life.

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