New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Work towards becoming a qualified Automotive Engineer. Complete a managed apprenticeship at WelTec and enjoy access to expert advice and practical tutorials by our tutors while you work. Specialise in light or heavy automotive engineering, or automotive electrical engineering. You'll do block courses and study part-time in the evenings, alongside other apprentices.

What you will learn

  • Designed for those working as an Automotive Apprentice
  • Inspect vehicles for mechanical, electrical and electronic faults
  • Diagnose and fix faults
  • Identify and control workshop hazards
  • Specialise in an automotive field
  • Light Automotive Engineering - see more details
  • Heavy Automotive Engineering - see more details
  • Automotive Electrical Engineering - see more details
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Programme structure

Choose from one of the following strands.

Light Automotive Engineering

Develop your diagnostic skills working in our specialist autotronics lab. Undertake repairs on our fleet of vehicles. Learn about engine systems, engine maintenance, steering, suspension and braking systems and electrical and electronic components.

Heavy Automotive Engineering (Road Transport)

Be prepared to service and repair trucks, buses or heavy trailers. Carry out tuning of multi-cylinder four stroke diesel engines, diagnose and repair vehicle faults, work on transmissions, steering, suspension and braking systems. Check cab safety and inspect towing systems.

 

Automotive Electrical Engineering 

Gain core skills in a wide range of electrical and electronic systems. Diagnose and repair sensors and actuators, control units and wiring networks. Use specialist tools to locate, repair and replace wiring looms. Build and install a range of electrical systems and accessories. Configure and customise system software.

I thought I knew a lot about cars, but my knowledge has expanded far more than I could have anticipated which has been awesome.
Michael
Michael , Automotive Technology Student

Career options

  • Automotive Engineer
  • Mechanic
  • Light Vehicle Technician
  • Heavy Vehicle Technician
  • Auto-electrician

Upcoming start dates

  • 5 March 2018

For open days, enrolment deadlines and other important dates check our calendar.

Entry criteria

Under 20

You must be employed in an appropriate automotive job full-time and have successfully completed the NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3). Or relevant skills and experience

20+

You must be employed in an appropriate automotive job full-time and have successfully completed the NZ Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3). Or relevant skills and experience

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee to be confirmed
  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

This programme is not available to international students.

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

Contact our international team to check the suitability of this course for international students.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Engineering
Offered by:
Te Kāhui Pūkenga o ngā Pūkaha
Formal programme title:
New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 4)
Programme code:
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I thought I knew a lot about cars, but my knowledge has expanded far more than I could have anticipated which has been awesome.
Michael
Michael , Automotive Technology Student