Become an apprentice automotive, electrical or mechanical engineer, or go on to work in the car retail sector. Gain credits towards a Motor Industry National Certificate (Automotive, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering).

Programme Overview

The aim of this programme is to prepare students for employment as apprentices in the automotive industry, or to prepare them for further full time study towards becoming an automotive technician.

The programme time is split between classroom-based theory, practical work and work placements in the industry where students have the opportunity to gain experience in an automotive business.

Semester 1 class times are Monday to Wednesday, 8 am–4 pm where possible, and follow the primary school holidays. Semester 2 class times are Wednesday to Friday, 8 am–4 pm where possible, and follow the primary school holidays.

One day per week may be spent working with automotive workshops in the region. This gives time to put the skills and knowledge that you gain into practice. It also helps to develop your customer skills, essential if you plan to earn a living!

Programme Outline

The programme covers the following subject areas:

  • Structure and Employment Opportunities in the Automotive Industry
  • Automotive Electrical and Electronics
  • Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Transmission Systems
  • Engine Dismantling/Rebuilding
  • Workshop Engineering
  • Customer Service, Sales Transactions
  • Communication

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

10 credits NCEA Level 1 literacy and 10 credits NCEA Level 1 numeracy or equivalent

Youth Guarantee places may be available; Youth Guarantee entry criteria applies, please contact us

International students

Not applicable

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