NCEA (Level 2) - Vocational Pathway Manufacturing and Technology Sector

Gain NCEA Level 2 with the skills to start work within the Automotive and Mechanical Engineering Industries, or progress to higher level programmes. Explore Engines, Brake Systems, Machining, Panel and Paint and Metal Work and Fastenings. Learn how to safely use and maintain tools, make calculations and choose materials to complete projects.

What you will learn

  • Starter skills for the automotive and mechanical engineering industries
  • Engines, panel and paint, machining, metal work and welding
  • Produce engineering sketches
  • Explain technical terms
  • Health and safety

Career options

The Right Start programme is a good way to prepare for an apprenticeship. Or specialise with a further study option.

  • Mechanic
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Welder
  • Auto refinisher
  • Panel beater

Entry requirements

Under 20

Open entry


Open entry

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