Otumoetai College Otumoetai College

L2 Automotive Studies

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Meyer.

Required Prior Learning

Open Entry.

A course which involves students learning all practical fields of Automotive Studies, incorporating Motor Industry Training Organisation Unit Standards. 

Students will gain knowledge of tertiary, vocational and leisure opportunities associated with Automotive Studies. Time will be spent both in the classroom learning the theory behind engines and cars, and in the workshop with hands on practical activities. Students will be diagnosing practical problems and making informed decisions. The learning will include trouble shooting, repairs and preventative maintenance. 

Students will be developing self-discipline and a range of practical skills that permit safe and correct use of tools and materials. During practical periods students are required to wear sturdy covered shoes and overalls (overalls supplied) to help keep dirt and oil stains off their uniforms.Because some of the same Unit standards are offered in both L2AUTO and L2TMEG courses, students cannot select both of these subject options.

This course will be assessed to a selection of Motor Industry Unit Standards and will lead into the Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Course run by the BOP Polytechnic. Students will have the opportunity to gain up to 21 credits at L2.

Learning Areas:

Technology Resistant Materials [Design & Visual Communication & Electronics]

Assessment Procedures

L3 Technical Skills

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Career Pathways

Mining Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Air Force Aviator, Air Force Officer, Mechanical Engineering Technician, Aircraft Loader, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Aircraft Refueller, Product Assembler, Architect, Architectural Technician, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Heavy Truck Driver, Electronics Engineer, Collision Repair Technician, Automotive Electrician, Automotive Technician, Automotive Refinisher, Biomedical Technician, Metal Worker, Boat Builder, Naval Architect, Building Contractor, Building and Construction Labourer, Mechanical Engineer, Building and Construction Manager, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Line Mechanic, Textile Process Operator, Watchmaker and Repairer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Telecommunications Technician, Industrial Designer, Concrete Worker, Crane Operator, Curator, Plumber, Gasfitter and Drainlayer, Driller, Electrician, Lift Technician, Energy and Chemical Plant Operator, Engineering Machinist, Ranger, Marine Engineer, Forestry and Logging Worker, Game Developer, Glass Processor, Locksmith, Train Driver, Refrigeration/Air-conditioning Technician, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Plastics Technician, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Wood Processing Worker