New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

This qualification is the new entry level training programme for everyone entering the automotive repair industry.

Graduates will be prepared for employment in the light, heavy, auto electrical, marine, motorcycle, outdoor power and reconditioning sectors.

We continue to support you and your employer while you train in our managed apprenticeship scheme through level 4 and on to being fully qualified.

Content Details

You'll cover all the fundamental principles of automotive engineering, with integrated and project based training supported by highly skilled and qualified teachers.

  • Automotive Workshop Safety
  • Basic Workshop Engineering
  • Engines
  • Engine Systems
  • Driveline Systems
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Starting and Charging Systems
  • Electronic Controls
  • High Voltage Systems
  • HVAC
  • Brake Systems
  • Steering and Suspension Systems

Dates/Times/Locations

Classes are held twice a week; either Monday-Wednesday 8am-4pm, or Tuesday-Thursday 8am-4pm.

StartModeLocationDuration
13 Feb 2017Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students $6,552.00

2017 international students $19,948.00

Course related costs: Approx. $1000 for safety footwear, apparel and google chromebook

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Certificate Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for employment in the light, heavy, auto electrical, marine, motorcycle, outdoor power and reconditioning sectors.

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

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

Entry Criteria

To gain entry into this programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 10 unit / achievement standard credits at NCEA level 1 in literacy
  • At least 10 unit / achievement standard credits at NCEA level 1 in numeracy (algebra, measurement recommended)

R Licence preferred, however a Learners Licence is acceptable and in circumstances where all other criteria are met no licence yet will be considered. Candidates advised to complete licence during the programme.

Students who do not satisfy the standard academic entry requirements of a programme will be considered for special admission if, in the opinion of the Programme Coordinator, they are capable of achieving the programme outcomes.

You may be required to attend an interview. This is your opportunity to find out more details about the programme as well as allowing us to assess your suitability for the programme.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.