Dealing with car repairs can be highly technical. As such, technicians are required to undergo certain training programmes and acquire the necessary certifications and licenses. In New Zealand, you have to finish an apprenticeship and get a Level 4 National Certificate in the Motor Industry before you can finally become a automotive mechanic.
There are various areas to choose from. Light vehicle technician specialises in light vehicles and to be a certified mechanic in this area, you need to have a certificate in Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. As for those who specialise in buses, heavy equipment, trucks and other huge engine, they are called as heavy vehicle technician. They have to complete an apprenticeship and get a Level 4 National Certificate in Motor Industry. The same thing goes for motorcycle technicians.
Entry Skills Course
To be more knowledgeable and skilled in whatever specialisation they choose to take, mechanics may opt to complete the Level 2 National Certificate in Motor Industry. They can complete this level before finally starting their technician apprenticeship and will help them to acquire basic skills before even commencing their apprenticeship.
It is also required for mechanics to have at least three years of secondary education with good grasp in subject areas like English and Math. In New Zealand, students can join the secondary school automotive training programme also known as the Startup to get to know more about the industry. They can learn not just the theoretical aspects but as well as the practical components. Other related courses include Automotive Engineering, Vehicle Mechanics and Automotive Electric and Electronics.
The team at Auto Tuning & Electrical are fully qualified in the fields of expertise and undergo ongoing training. Contact us today for professional mechanical services.