Automotive

Study Automotive

Skills in the automotive industry are in high demand. Work with cars and various machinery in our automotive workshops. Or if you're an apprentice, our managed apprenticeship programme will help you become a fully qualified automotive engineer. Our programmes cater to all stages.

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New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Discover the basics of automotive engineering. Learn how to use tools to complete basic engineering tasks, perform minor servicing tasks on engines and driveline systems and apply fundamental knowledge by completing tasks on automotive systems including electrical. This programme will set you up to start an automotive engineering apprenticeship.

  • Level 3
  • 1 year, full-time
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New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

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.

  • Level 3
  • 1 year, full-time
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New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4)

Study light automotive engineering and learn from the best. Get the diagnostic skills needed to work on a range of light vehicles. Through block courses and part-time study with evening classes, you'll be able to complete study while continuing to work with your employer. It's the best of both worlds.

  • Level 4
  • 3-4 years, part-time

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

Sample a range of skills within the automotive and mechanical engineering industries, while gaining NCEA Level 2 at the same time. Students will learn about engines, brake systems, machining, panel and paint, metalwork and fastening. Learn how to safely use and maintain tools, make calculations and choose materials to complete projects. After completing this programme, students can then go on to study their trade of choice.

  • Level 2
  • 17 weeks, full-time

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