National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair

Course details

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2) with strands in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical, and Collision Repair
NZQF Level 2

About the course

This certificate is designed for school leavers interested in a career in the motor industry.

The qualification provides both generic and industry specific skills covering the range of work roles available in the motor industry. It demands a level of performance that will enable new recruits to the industry to be immediately productive.

The core compulsory section of the qualification covers the essential knowledge and skills required by the motor industry including work and study skills, knowledge of automotive administration, protection of vehicle electronics, knowledge of vehicle systems and components, and automotive workshop engineering skills.

The core elective section provides an opportunity for people to gain recognition for skills and knowledge in the areas of keyboarding, literacy, communication and customer service, problem solving, automotive electrical, and workshop engineering.

The elective strands cover a range of knowledge and skills particular to automotive electrical and mechanical roles and to collision repair roles in the motor industry.

This qualification prepares people for entry into further National Certificates in the motor industry. It shares some standards in common with other qualifications to provide multiple entry points for people to the industry. The Motor Industry Training Organisation (MITO) publication, Career Prospectus, gives guidance on career pathways (contact MITO, details on page 11).

About the provider

Mara has been delivering Automotive Training with its highly qualified and experienced team in the Manawatu region since 1999.

We are a fully NZQA accredited, well-established private training organisation with automotive training as our core business. Mara employs “A” grade technicians with a wide range of automotive experience ' over 280 years combined experience in all facets of the motor industry. Mara prides itself on delivering quality education to motivated graduates, many of whom build careers within the industry.

Students' progress throughout the course is monitored to ensure the learner is on-task and not falling behind. Goals are set that allows a learner to complete the programme on time. This ensures a student is assisted to stay on track to finish their qualification and any difficulties with the course are identified and managed early. The learner has an interview before starting the course and their reading, writing and maths assessed. If needed, students can have one-on-one assistance with a specialist numeracy and literacy tutor.