Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, UCOL Te Pūkenga is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time. If you have any questions call an Enrolment Advisor on 0800 468 265.
From 2023, UCOL Te Pūkenga and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga. So, if you join UCOL Te Pūkenga in 2023, you will be awarded Te Pūkenga certification. And, if you are a current learner graduating in 2023, you will be awarded a co-branded certificate.
This programme consists of 120 credits. The course includes:
Health, Safety and Tools (15 Credits)
Learn how to follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry.
Cooling and HVAC (10 Credits)
Learn to identify and remove and replace HVAC and cooling systems components and store them according to recommended procedures.
Light Engineering (20 Credits)
Use hand and power tools, and workshop engineering equipment to complete basic collision repair and automotive refinishing industry engineering workshop tasks.
Vehicle Exterior and Interior Component (20 Credits)
Learn how to select the appropriate tools, products and equipment to remove and replace interior and exterior vehicle components and store them according to company policies.
Critical Vehicle Systems (15 Credits)
Learn to identify, remove and replace critical vehicle systems components such as brakes, steering, suspension, safety systems and electrical components to manufacturer recommendations.
Assess for Appropriate Repair Procedure (10 Credits)
Select the appropriate tools, products and equipment to assess a vehicle for minor repairs.
Repair Minor Panel Damage (15 Credits)
Select and use the appropriate tools, products and equipment to repair minor panel damage on a motor vehicle.
Prepare Vehicle Components for Refinishing (15 Credits)
Learn how to repair vehicle components for refinishing by using appropriate tools, products and equipment according to current industry practices.
Previous Related Programmes
The New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing supersedes and takes the best from the following programme of study, which is no longer offered:
- Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint