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STAR Automotive

STAR Automotive

Level 2

Discover if a career in the automotive industry is right for you while still in secondary school with the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Automotive course.

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Quick info

Level: 2

Locations: UCOL | Te Pūkenga Manawatū in Palmerston North, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Whanganui, UCOL | Te Pūkenga Wairarapa in Masterton

Duration: One day a week for five weeks (Thursdays).

Dates:
Palmerston North
15 May – 19 Jun 2023
16 May - 23 Jun 2023
17 Oct – 14 Nov 2023

Whanganui
TBC

Wairarapa
TBC

Domestic Fees: *
Fees-free to learners. Fees apply to participating schools.Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Not applicable.

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.

Does anything with wheels and a motor appeal to you? If you think building or rebuilding anything motorised is fun, then the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Automotive course might be for you. You will undertake a variety of theory and hands-on project work related to the automotive industry.

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



 Career & Study Outcomes

Successful completion of the UCOL | Te Pūkenga STAR Automotive course 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 field. 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 course comprises 3 credits.

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

Unit Standard 21669 (Level 2) (2 Credits)
Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications.

 Learning Facilities

A fully equipped automotive workshop and access to digital learning.

 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.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

 Advice & Guidance

UCOL's STAR Automotive course is part of a suite of programmes offered by UCOL to secondary learners seeking to explore their career options while still in school.

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

Costs
Fees-free for learners. Upon successful application your school will pay UCOL | Te Pūkenga a fee.

 Additional Costs

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

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