New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering

Learn foundation skills to become an automotive engineer. After this one-year programme, you can progress to the Level 4 Certificate in Automotive Technology to enter the auto industry.

What you will learn

  • Engine repair and performance
  • Electrical and electronics
  • Diesel introduction
  • Light vehicle and electrics
  • Understand the fundamentals of two and four stroke engines
  • Do basic servicing on motor vehicles
  • Carry out basic engineering tasks and welding
  • Complete work experience hours
  • Identify and control hazards
Manufacturing & TechnologyManufacturing
& Technology

Please note there are multiple intakes January to July 2017. 

Upcoming start dates:

  • 18 January 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 5 April 2017
  • 19 July 2017 (Subject to confirmation)
I really enjoyed doing a full engine strip down, welding, basic engineering and electrical engine tuning.
Kaitlin
Kaitlin, Automotive Technology Student

Career options

To be a certified mechanic, you need to complete the Level 4 Certificate in Automotive Technology.

  • Mechanic
  • Automotive Technician

Further study options

Choose to specialise in Light Vehicle, Electrical or Heavy Vehicle.

Harley has always been keen to work on cars.

Upcoming start dates

  • 18 January 2017
  • 3 April 2017
  • 5 April 2017
  • 19 July 2017

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

Entry criteria

Under 20

NCEA Level 1 with 12 credits in literacy and 12 credits in numeracy, or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence - minimum Restricted licence.

A pre-entry interview may be required.

20+

Class 1 New Zealand Drivers Licence - minimum Learners licence.

A pre-entry interview may be required.

What it will cost

Local

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.

At the moment we are working on the under body; looking at brakes, suspension and tyres.
Saneel
Saneel, Automotive Technology Student

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 3)
Programme code:
-
I really enjoyed doing a full engine strip down, welding, basic engineering and electrical engine tuning.
Kaitlin
Kaitlin, Automotive Technology Student

Harley has always been keen to work on cars.

At the moment we are working on the under body; looking at brakes, suspension and tyres.
Saneel
Saneel, Automotive Technology Student