New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Turn your interest in cars into a career by gaining the theoretical and practical understanding of automotive engineering and gain the skills to enter employment in the motor industry.

Learn how to

  • Follow workplace policies, procedures and relevant regulations to work safely and effectively in an automotive workshop
  • Use tools and equipment to complete basic workshop engineering tasks
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service engine, and driveline systems
  • Check the operation of, and perform minor repairs on, electrical and electronic systems
  • Apply fundamental automotive engineering knowledge to service steering, suspension, tyres and brake systems

Entry Requirements

  • Open entry

Learners should hold or be working towards a Class 1 drivers licence.

Career Options

Automotive Engineer, Motorcycle Engineer, Automotive Electrical Engineer, automotive machinist, accessories and parts sales, Automotive Dismantler, small engine repair, power boat servicing.

Changes for 2023 learners

On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.

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