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Academy Collision Repair

Level 2

Discover if a career in motor vehicle repair is right for you, while still in secondary school with the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy Collision Repair Programme.

A UCOL Te Pūkenga lecturer showing a student how to mix paint in a paint booth at UCOL Te Pūkenga paint and panel workshop
Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North

Dates:
04 Jun 2024 - 02 Jul 2024
Delivery day: Fridays

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free

Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

Are you interested in the field of automotive panel and paint? Join the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy Collision Repair Programme to learn core concepts and get a taste of the collision repair and finishing industry. You will have the opportunity to work towards NCEA Level 2 whilst exploring the technical skills required to repair and refinish a damaged car.

You will learn about:

  • Masking
  • Primers
  • Fillers
  • Sanding
  • Repairs
  • The tools and equipment used in the collision repair industry
  • Health and safety
  • Petrol and fuel systems
  • The operation of two and four-stroke petrol and diesel engines
  • Cooling systems
  • Repairing minor panel damage
  • Interior and exterior motor body parts
How to apply
If you're interested in applying for this programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school. Once you've talked to everyone required, you can use the form below to apply.
 

 Course Hours & Duration

Palmerston North - Fridays, 9am - 3pm

 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy Collision Repair Programme is the first step in a journey. Equipped with new skills and a taste for the industry, you will know what you need to do to pursue a career in the automotive and/or collision repair industries. If this is for you, you can undertake further tertiary studies in:

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries for Automotive Technicians and Electricians, see careers.govt.nz

 Course Information

This programme comprises 27 credits.

Unit Standard 21690 (Level 2) (Version 3) (3 Credits)
Perform general servicing checks on a motor vehicle.

Unit Standard 21869 (Level 2) (Version 5) (1 Credit)
Remove and refit road wheels on a vehicle.

Unit Standard 21693 (Level 2) (Version 2) (3 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of tools and equipment used in the collision repair industry.

Unit Standard 23998 (Level 3) (Version 3) (4 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle body corrosion and anti- corrosion procedures in the collision repair industry.

Unit Standard 21701 (Level 2) (Version 4) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of exterior and interior motor body parts in the automotive industry.

Unit Standard 21703 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Describe masking and primers in the collision repair industry.

Unit Standard 21710 (Level 3) (Version 3) (1 Credit)
Prepare, apply and sand body filler for a motor body panel repair.

Unit Standard 21709 (Level 3) (Version 4) (3 Credits)
Remove and replace a bolted-on motor body panel in the automotive industry.

Unit Standard 29579 (Level 2) (Version 2) (4 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of good work habits and safe work practices in the automotive industry

Unit Standard 21714 (Level 2) (Version 3) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of fastening systems used in the automotive industry.

Unit Standard 21715 (Level 2) (Version 4) (2 Credits)
Select and use fastening systems in the automotive industry.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

For year 11 - 13 secondary school learners (NZ Citizens, permanent residents or learners with an applicable visa allowing them to be enrolled in a secondary school).

Applications are to be received from participating schools.

Recommended school subjects include:

  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Construction
  • Mechanical Technologies
  • English
  • Digital Technologies

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see the UCOL Te Pūkenga NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

This programme is part of a suite of Academy programmes offered by UCOL Te Pūkenga to secondary learners seeking to explore their career options while still in school. Gain practical experience and NCEA Credits.

How to apply
If you're interested in applying for the UCOL Te Pūkenga Academy Collision Repairs Programme, talk to your careers advisor at school. Application is arranged in partnership with your parents/caregivers and your school.

Cost
Fees-free when criteria are met.

Transport
Transport assistance is available if you meet the criteria.

Attendance expectations
Learners must maintain appropriate attendance at both secondary school and Academy to remain enrolled in the Academy Programme.

 Additional Costs

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. Simply, bring a pen, paper and your lunch each week.

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