Automotive Engineering

ENROL NOW. Next intake: First Monday of the month

Do you enjoy working with tools and learning what makes things tick?

This programme is designed to help you gain the skills to work in the automotive engineering industry or to begin study towards a trade apprenticeship.
You will learn to dismantle and re-assemble engines, work with sheet metal to build our own projects and start automotive oxy-fuel welding. It’s hands-on, project based and great for people who enjoy technology. 

You will gain valuable practical experience whilst also improving your literacy and numeracy skills. 

Start your career in automotive engineering today!

ENROL NOW. Next intake: First Monday of the month

Do you enjoy working with tools and learning what makes things tick?

This programme is designed to help you gain the skills to work in the automotive engineering industry or to begin study towards a trade apprenticeship.
You will learn to dismantle and re-assemble engines, work with sheet metal to build our own projects and start automotive oxy-fuel welding. It’s hands-on, project based and great for people who enjoy technology. 

You will gain valuable practical experience whilst also improving your literacy and numeracy skills. 

Start your career in automotive engineering today!

Gain a qualification in 26 weeks:

  • NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology)

Learn more about the NCEA Vocational Pathways.

  • You must be aged 16 years and above 
  • No school qualifications are required and priority is given to applicants who do not have qualifications
  • You must be a NZ or Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • You must be physically capable of safely completing the practical welding components in the programme
  • You may be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment
  • You may also be assessed on your English language speaking and listening skills, if English is your second language
  • Students will be selected in order of application

Upon completion of this programme, you will gain NCEA VP Manufacturing and Technology)  Level 2 – this will enable you to undertake a Level 3 qualification, if you wish.

Career options may include:

  • Welder
  • Automotive mechanic
  • Fitter-welder
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Vehicle Servicer
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Marine engineer
  • Fabricator

This is a free programme. There are no course fees.

A travel subsidy is available for Youth Guarantee students.

Student loans and allowances are available for 18 year olds and above who meet the StudyLink criteria.

Find out if you are eligible by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit www.studylink.govt.nz.

Fees: Free
Duration: 26 weeks
Who can join:
  • 16 years and above
  • NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Campus: Manukau

What you will gain

Gain a qualification in 26 weeks:

  • NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology)

Learn more about the NCEA Vocational Pathways.

Further study options

Upon completion of this programme, you will gain NCEA VP Manufacturing and Technology)  Level 2 – this will enable you to undertake a Level 3 qualification, if you wish.