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New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing


Subject area

Automotive Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified




1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification provides the collision repair and automotive refinishing industry with individuals who have attained the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as removers/refitters of vehicle components, and/or refinishing preparers.
The qualification is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry.
Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic NCEA Level 1 English Language (for international students) either: * achieved the academic entry requirement in New Zealand or at an institution where English was the language of Instruction and assessment Or: * Achieved a minimum score of IELTS 5 (Academic) with no band score lower than 5, or equivalent. Other * Physical capability to complete the programme. * Basic computing skills. * Working towards a class 1 driver's licence. Special entry An applicant who does not meet all entry requirements may be granted where the Head of School responsible for the programme is satisfied the applicant is capable of undertaking the programme

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,450 $7,450
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,887 $10,887
Total $18,337 $18,337

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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