New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3)

Learn the fundamental skills needed to become successful in the automotive collision repair industry. Students will be taught how to apply collision repair and refinishing knowledge to repair minor damage in a supervised setting. Completing this programme allows ākonga (students) to start an apprenticeship.

What you will learn

Gain foundation spray-painting and collision repair skills, ready to build skills in your specialisation. Learn in our professionally fitted workshops. Our industry partners have helped us develop the perfect facilities for panel and refinishing training.

  • Develop skills to prepare a vehicle for painting
  • Learn spray-painting techniques
  • Learn about light engineering
  • Gains skills in panel preparation and collision repair
  • Learn about automotive electrical and vehicle systems
  • Workplace health and safety

Career options

  • Auto body painter
  • Auto refinisher
  • Panel beater
  • Collision repairer
  • Automotive repair technician

Entry requirements

Under 20 years

10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy with at least 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing.

20+ years

If you’re 20 years or over, you may qualify for special admission on this programme. Contact us if you don’t meet the Under 20 entry criteria.

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Offering institute

This qualification is offered by WelTec. 

On 1 September 2022the operations of WelTec transferred to the Whitireia and WelTec business division of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga)As part of this, all existing WelTec programmes transferred to Te Pūkenga.  

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