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

Programme Overview

This programme offers a range of unit standards from the Level 3 and 4 National Certificates in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering). Successful domestic graduates will need to spend time as apprentices in the industry following the course to complete the National Certificate.

Class times are Monday to Wednesday 8.00 am–2.30 pm and Thursday 8.00 am–12.00 noon, and follow the primary school holidays. This time is split between classroom-based theory and practical work.

One day per week may be spent working with automotive workshops in the region. This gives you 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:

  • Automotive Administration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Braking Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Engine Repairs Fuel and Exhaust Systems
  • Transmissions
Course Completion

To achieve the Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Advanced) students must complete all course work, attempt all assessments and pass all compulsory modules. The credits achieved can be credited towards the Level 3 and Level 4 National Certificates in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering).​​​

Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Certificate in Automotive Engineering or evidence of work skills

International students

Not applicable


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