This course requires 2 options.

Level 3 Automotive Academy - Year 2

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 the academies are open entry.