Automotive Engineering
NCEA Level 2 (Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology)
26 weeks
Who can apply:
16 years & above , NZ Citizen / NZ PR
Next Intake:
First Monday of every month
Highlights of the programme

Learn to dismantle and re-assemble engines, work with sheet metal to build projects and start automotive oxy-fuel welding. This is the perfect programme for people who enjoy technology with its hands-on, project based approach. After completing this programme, you can study towards a Level 3 qualification if you like.

Course Fees

This is a FREE programme.  


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. 

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Want to work in automotive engineering? 

With this programme you will gain the skills to work in the automotive engineering industry or to study towards a trade apprenticeship. This 26-week programme gives you valuable practical experience as well as improving your literacy and numeracy skills. It can lead to a career as a mechanic, automotive or marine engineer, vehicle servicer or fabricator.

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 will 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