Course details

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
NZQF Level 3

About the course

If you have a passion for working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats or other areas of the motor industry, this programme will assist you to get an apprenticeship.

You will expand your knowledge in automotive and heavy automotive engineering while gaining hands-on experience with a range of vehicles and their mechanical and electrical systems.

Using the latest technology and equipment, you will learn testing and diagnostic procedures, study fuel injected motors and work on late model vehicles, trucks and test equipment.

During your programme you will spend four days a week on campus working on projects. On the fifth day, you will be encouraged to find industry work -experience to practice the skills you have learnt in class.

This programme will teach you skills in the following areas of the motor industry:

Automotive engineering (mechanic)
Electrical engineering (auto electrical)
Automotive heavy engineering (trucks and heavy machinery)
Engine reconditioning

Entry requirements

There is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success.

Selection Criteria Candidates may be required to participate in an interview process.

To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must by physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

English Language Requirements Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5, with no individual band score lower than 5; or equivalent.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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