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.


New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Love working on cars, trucks and other vehicles? Develop introductory skills in engine repair and performance, servicing, vehicle electrics as well as basic engineering tasks and welding. This comprehensive one-year programme will get students ready to progress on to a managed apprenticeship.

  • Level 3
  • 1 year, full-time

New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing

Enjoy repairing and working on cars. This programme gives students introductory skills in spray-painting and collision repair. Students learn in our specially fitted workshops where collision repair training is taught by experienced tutors.

  • Level 3
  • 1 year, full-time

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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