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Whitireia can advance your career in the automotive industry. Whether you need the skills to get an apprenticeship or need to gain more credits towards your Automotive National Certificate, we have a solution for you.

  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering

    Become an apprentice automotive, electrical or mechanical engineer, or work in the car retail sector after completing this programme. Good mathematic skills are needed. Gain credits towards a Motor Industry National Certificate LEVEL 2

  • Certificate in Trade Skills

    Try out a range of trade skills including electrical, motor mechanics, plumbing, and carpentry, road safety and driving skills. You will be well prepared for further study. LEVEL 2

  • Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced)

    Gain a range of NZQA Motor Industry Level 3 and 4 unit standards which will help you to become an apprentice automotive mechanical or electrical engineer. LEVEL 3

  • Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 4

    This programme is designed for International students, to prepare them for employment in NZ as qualified Automotive Engineers. It incorporates the unit standards required for the award of the NZQA Level 4 National Certificate in Motor Industry. Level 4

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The automotive tutors at Whitireia have a wealth of knowledge and experience both in mechanical engineering and teaching. 

Automotive Engineering  

Programme Manager

Graham Garthwaite


Jaron Crozier

John Forster

Punesh Gounder

Ramona McDowell

James Parr

Tony Patterson

Nilu Senadeera




 Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.

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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
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