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If automotive electrical and mechanical engineering works for you, we train in all systems starting with a strong focus on fundamentals and principles then continuing to diagnostics, gas analysis, electronics, complex repairs and business management. We offer two unique automotive engineering courses from our excellent facilities at Windermere campus in Tauranga.

As a student here you can gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a fully functional automotive workshop. You'll be working at our Bay Auto Service Centre, which offers a full range of automotive servicing and repair work to all of our current students and staff. You'll use highly specialised machinery, gaining valuable skills in diagnostics and repair, and you'll get expert training in customer service and time management. Bay Auto Service Centre is a member of the Motor Trade Association (MTA) and all work is guaranteed for a period of six months or 10,000km.

You can study with us as a full time student or in our managed apprenticeship scheme for the first two years then continue for the next two in our managed apprenticeship to fully qualified at level 4.

Please note a current NZTA Class 1R (restricted) driver license is required. You will also be required to manoeuvre and road test customers’ cars, so a conscientious and careful driving attitude is essential.

Find out more about our Automotive courses and training:

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) Level 3

Calling all budding automotive technicians! Rev up your automotive career opportunities with this hands-on, practical course that qualifies you to work on light vehicles as a repair technician. And remember, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is where automotive employers look for their staff. Get all the information about this programme

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical & Mechanical Engineering) Level 4

Continue your automotive electrical and mechanical training towards becoming fully qualified automotive technician. Work as an apprentice while you study part-time to gain this new qualification that builds on your level 3 skills. Get all the information about this programme

Certificate in Automotive Technology (Vehicle Servicing) Level 2

This is the qualification you need to kick-start your career in the automotive industry. You'll get the skills and practical experience you need in our automotive workshops and our specialist retail workshop, Bay Auto which is right here on site. Get all the information about this programme

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Private Bag 12001, Tauranga 3143
07 571 0190  |  0800 BOP POLY (267 7659)