ACAUT3
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.


Credit Information

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 233 v10 Service a lead-acid automotive battery
2
I
2
U.S. 234 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive starting and charging systems and their operation
2
I
4
U.S. 235 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive ignition systems and their operation
2
I
4
U.S. 7118 v6 Manage own learning in a programme
2
I
3
U.S. 21719 v2 Remove and replace motor vehicle lamps
2
I
3
U.S. 21677 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of a diesel fuel system
2
I
2
U.S. 247 v9 Prepare a vehicle and/or machine for use and shutdown after use
2
I
2
U.S. 239 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive manual transmissions
2
I
3
U.S. 240 v10 Demonstrate knowledge of petrol fuel systems
3
I
3
U.S. 21689 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of hydraulic brake fluid, fluid replacement, and brake bleeding procedures
2
I
2
A.S. 91620 v2 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.20 - Implement complex procedures to integrate parts using resistant materials to make a specified product
6
6
6
3
I
6
*
U.S. 21707 v2 Demonstrate knowledge of automotive electrical principles
2
I
6
U.S. 883 v4 Check and adjust vehicle front and rear wheel alignment
3
I
4
U.S. 24807 v2 Remove, disassemble, inspect, reassemble, and refit an engine cylinder head
3
I
4
U.S. 24275 v1 Disassemble, inspect, and reassemble an engine short block under general supervision
3
I
3
U.S. 24306 v1 Carry out general repairs to an engine short block
3
I
3
U.S. 942 v4 Carry out a pre-delivery check, rectify defects, and complete the service on a light vehicle
3
I
3
Total Credits

Approved subjects for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsment: 6

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

6
34
2
3
9
 Construction & Infrastructure
 Manufacturing & Technology
 Primary Industries
 Services Industries
 Social & Community Services
 Creative Industries