ACAUT2
This course requires 2 options.

Level 2 Automotive Academy - Year 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Trevor Swindells

The AWVA Automotive Academy is offered over two school years for two periods per day. The course work is taught in partnership with Unitec (1 day per week over 18 weeks at the Unitec campus in Year 2). There are over 100 credits available over the duration of the course, all count towards the NCEA. A student must still select three other subject options for each of the two years. Students will also be encouraged to be part of the Evolocity Electric Bike Competition group.
Year 1 is made up of Level 2 standards and Year 2 is made up of Level 2 and Level 3 standards, some of which are delivered by Unitec.
Highlight of Year 1
Students will build a mini motorcycle which they are able to take home on completion of the course, free of charge.
Highlights of Year 2
Students will attend Unitec and work in the tertiary level environment. Also, students will build a motorized Go Kart at school. (There is a charge to cover the cost of the motor. Students can take the Kart home when finished). There will also be practical work at Massey High School, in particular, on the school racing car and through work experience opportunities.
Successful completion of this course will allow students entry into a Polytechnic Level 4 course in any applied technology such as Automotive, Engineering, Carpentry qualification, or assist in gaining an apprenticeship. Students will have the opportunity to gain the following certificates.
Level 2 NCEA endorsed with the Manufacturing and Technology Sector Vocational Pathway Award or
Level 2 NCEA without the vocational pathway award.

All students will need to: complete the MHS online selection process or see Mr Hackett or Mr Tinling, plus complete an AWVA application form and have an interview with the academy tutor. Students will then be notified about whether they have been selected or not.

Places are limited in the academies and are not guaranteed until the application has been confirmed after the above.
Further information is available in the specific academy handbook.

Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

All the academies are fees free, which includes some bus transport. However, some have a uniform cost.


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 21721 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of vehicle steering and suspension systems
2
I
2
U.S. 229 v10 Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components
2
I
4
U.S. 1231 v8 Prepare wire ropes for forest harvesting operations
3
I
10
U.S. 16113 v7 Demonstrate knowledge of safe working practices in an automotive workshop
2
I
2
U.S. 21669 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of hand tools and workshop equipment for motor industry applications
2
I
2
U.S. 21680 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive lubricants and sealants
3
I
3
U.S. 21682 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of an oxy-acetylene welding plant in the motor industry
2
I
2
U.S. 21683 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of MIG welding in the motor industry
3
I
2
U.S. 21684 v2 Use a MIG welding plant in the motor industry
3
I
3
U.S. 21686 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive cooling systems
2
I
2
U.S. 21857 v3 Identify the occupational areas and structure of the New Zealand motor industry
2
I
2
U.S. 21701 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of exterior and interior motor body parts and trim in the motor industry
2
I
2
U.S. 21674 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of terminology used in the motor industry
2
I
2
A.S. 91344 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 2.20 - Implement advanced procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product with special features
6
6
6
2
I
6
U.S. 21859 v1 Select and use hand tools and workshop equipment for an automotive application
2
I
2
U.S. 21869 v4 Remove and replace road wheels on a vehicle
2
I
1
U.S. 21671 v2 Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry
2
I
4
U.S. 21672 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of new and emerging technology in the motor industry
2
I
5
U.S. 21670 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of general engineering tasks in the motor industry
2
I
3
Total Credits
6
48
4
6
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries